Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn theGatorade âG Standout Awardâ/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.
The IMG Academy Soccer winners of the Gatorade âGâ Standout Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week Award are...
James Pearce and Elena Gutlove
James: Jackson, Tennessee
Elena: Canton, Ohio
James: Lionel Messi
Elena: Abby Wambach
James: Bayern Munich
Best Advice Received:
James: "Play from your heart, don't think and just have fun."
Elena: "Never give up hope"
Favorite Part of IMG Academy:
James: "Playing soccer with all of my new friends"
Elena: "Playing soccer three times a day"
Biggest Athletic Accomplishment:
James: "Playing on the local all-star team"
Elena: "Playing for the regional camp when I was a year younger than everyone else"
James: Van Halen
Elena: Taylor Swift
Biggest Superstition/Habit Before Competition:
James: "I listen to pump songs"
Elena: "I put all of my gear (socks, shinguards, etc.) on foot before putting them on my other foot."
These players have displayed Attitude, Concentration and Effort on a daily basis and have received recognitionby our coaching staff. Our coaching staff strives daily to deliverQuality Instructionwithin aCompetitive Environmentand provide all of our summer camp athletes with theOpportunityto fulfill their individual athletic potential.Athleticism, Strict Discipline, High Work-Rate,and aWinning Mentalityare the minimum expectations. CongratulationstoJames and Elena who have excelled!