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Hopkins named Gatorade Mississippi Boys Soccer Player of the Year

By Datti Jinkiri

Soccer

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.



1 Comment

  1. Chris Kennie on August 1, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    Good to see this kid resurfacing. Watched this kid when he played in Austin with a u13 Texas odp team. Walks, runs, scores, and celebrates like a young Clint Dempsey was my first thought. Hard to overcome your location just like kid from Nacogdoches, I recommend getting out of Mississippi fast for a better look. Following you now. Coach CK – Dynamo Dash

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