Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/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 Lacrosse winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athletes of the Week Award is Jaden Meyer from St. Louis, Missouri.
How long have you been playing tennis for?
This is actually my first season and I am 12 years old
Who is your coach?
Coach Pat Haley.
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
I like coming out because it’s a world class training facility both on field on and off training weight room. It’s all kept very nice and have world class coaches too.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
I usually to this playlist I put together and at home I usually practice I want to nail each game.
What professional athlete inspires you the most?
Kobe Bryant because all over the world people respect him. He has been in the same spot for quite a few years and he’s dedicated to the team he plays for.
What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?
We go crowd the goalie but we our show our respects to the team first. We then go back on the sidelines and sit down. If you did something bad our coach would sometimes talk about it, even if you did win.
What motivates you to push through a tough practice?
You really have to adapt to what you’re playing in. 110% all the time, never give up, just try be at your best every time.