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Hill, Atkins nab Gatorade Player of the Year awards

Kasim Hill and Lamont Atkins' outstanding senior campaigns led to Gatorade Player of the Year honors.


Photo Courtesy: Washington Post
Lake Braddock’s Lamont Atkins was named the Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year. Photo Courtesy: Washington Post

St. John’s quarterback Kasim Hill, and Lake Braddock running back/linebacker won Gatorade Player of the Year awards in their respective areas on Monday.

Hill threw for 1,431 yards, 16 touchdowns, and four interceptions this season. The sixth best pro-style quarterback in the nation rushed for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Hill, who is committed to Maryland, helped St. John’s to a 8-4 record, and earn a trip to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference game.

He received Third-Team All-WCAC honors, and will join fellow teammates Tyree Johnson and Calvin Ashley at the Under Armour All-American game.

Former St. John’s defensive end Terrell Hall won the D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year award last season.

Atkins had an outstanding season offensively and defensively for the Bruins. The Virginia commit rushed for 1,886 yards and 31 touchdowns on 156 carries.

Defensively, Atkins tallied 61 tackles and helped Lake Braddock reach the Virginia Class 6A quarterfinals. He was also named his conference’s Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year.

Sherwood High School senior running backĀ Travis Levy was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Maryland. The Boston College commit ran forĀ 1,805 yards and 28 touchdowns on 170 carries.

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