Two Premier Development League (PDL) players on IMG Academy Bradenton’s team, Elijah Martin and Andrew Wolverton, received honorable mention recognition yesterday from the USL Premier Development League during the seventh week of the season.
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 Boys Soccer winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of June 10 is Evan Britton from Wilmington, N.C.
How long have you been playing socceer for?
Since I was 2 years old.
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
Led by Director Bobby Johnston, a former D-1 women's soccer coach, and a staff of coaches with decades of experience coaching the girls' game, IMG Academy offers the nations's most effective program for developing talent and sending student-athletes to the collegiate level.
With five girls' teams, IMG Academy teaches both the tactical and technical elements for elite play. Girls learn not only the proper fundamentals through position-specific instruction, but also game strategy that helps them become individually effective, while promoting team success.
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At IMG Academy, any dream or aspiration is a possibility, as student-athletes are encouraged and challenged daily to live our creed of "Become More."
With a collegiate-style environment that teaches core values like dedication, leadership and responsibility, IMg Academy graduates can take on all of life's challenges with full confidence and preparedness.
Academic enrichment and athletic skill development represent only a portion of the training that student-athletes receive. We instill the confidence that allows our student-athletes to aspire to anything that their mind can imagine, while providing the tools to help them reach those goals.
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IMG Academy is the world leader in integrated academics, athletics and personal development. Dedicated to helping individuals realize their true potential, IMG Academy offers innovative, comprehensive, and customized training programs.
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Joseph Beaver of Belmont, Texas was selected as the IMG Academy Boys Soccer Gatorade G-Award recipient for the week of June 3. Now 17-years old, he has been playing soccer since the age of four. Beaver, a center-midfielder, is coached by Brian Arendale. His favorite thing about IMG Academy is the soccer camps, because they're fun and helps him improve his soccer skills. As a pre-game ritual, Joseph always puts on his left sock first, as well as his right shoe first. He is most inspired by Barcelona FC's Lionel Messi because of his perseverance.
IMG Academy celebrated graduation of 146 seniors representing 42 nations on June 6, 2013.
BRADENTON -- First came the momentum-building save, then came the match-sealing goal.