By Datti Jinkiri
Clinton High School graduate Luke Hopkins has been named the 2021-22 Gatorade Mississippi Boys Soccer Player of the Year. He is the school’s second Gatorade Player of the Year this school year, as Kimani Hamilton earned the boys basketball award in March. Hopkins is also Clinton’s first boys soccer honoree since 2012, when goalkeeper Jake Files earned the honor.
Hopkins earned SB Live First Team All-State honors after scoring eleven goals and tallying six assists for the Arrows this past season. He scored the winning goal against Northwest Rankin in the MHSAA Class 6A State Championship game.
He was also named most valuable player of the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) All-Star Game after scoring two goals and assisting on another in the match.
Hopkins will continue his soccer career at the collegiate level, as he has signed with Pearl River Community College.