Smith-Cotton High School senior Keith Hawkins has received an athletic scholarship to play soccer at William Woods University in Fulton.

Hawkins, the son of Nakeesha and Keith Hawkins, played a pivotal role as a target forward most of his Smith-Cotton career and ended his varsity soccer career with 12 goals, 14 assists, and 38 points and was a captain his senior year.

He also is a member of the Tigers varsity boys basketball team and is involved in S-C’s DECA program.

S-C Boys Soccer Head Coach Ethan Weller said: “Keith was a good leader for us this past season. His positive attitude and work ethic were infectious and he was a great role model to our younger players. Keith truly understood the team concept and was willing to put his individual success behind team success.

"His junior year, he played a completely different position as an outside back.  Keith was always willing to do whatever was best for the team to ensure group success first.  That is something to be admired and I can't wait to see what successes are in his future."

In the photo: Smith-Cotton High School senior Keith Hawkins has received an athletic scholarship to play soccer at William Woods University in Fulton. Seated with him are his parents, Nakeesha and Keith Hawkins; back, from left: S-C Principal Wade Norton, S-C Boys Soccer Head Coach Ethan Weller, and S-C Athletic Director Rob Davis.