NEW YORK (December 16, 2013) – IMG, the global sports, fashion, and media company, announced today a new relationship with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the No. 1 hospital in orthopedics, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report (2013-14) and a leader in rehabilitation. Together the two industry leaders will provide a robust athlete rehabilitation program focused on diagnosis, treatment, accelerated injury recovery, and injury prevention, while collaborating to take the area of sports rehabilitation research and innovation to the next level.
The IMG Academy Girls Soccer program teams recently returned from a successful outing in Raleigh, N.C. for the Capital Area Soccer League Women's Series Shootout, Dec. 6-8. The U18, U17, U16 and U15 teams left their mark with impressive results.
On November 16, the IMG Academy Girls Soccer program teams took the pitch in Seminole League play and turned in impressive performances. The U18/19 team knocked off the West Florida Flames 2-0 to get things going. Scoring goals for the U18/19 team were Pamela Villavicencio and South Florida commit Marissa Milazzo. Tallying assists were Louisville commit Chatham Deprospo and teammate Loreana Lonigro.
In their quest to qualify for the State Cup, the IMG Academy Girls Soccer U17 and U18 teams found themselves facing one another over the weekend. The U18s prevailed by a 4-1 margin. Goals for the U18 team were scored by Daniela Tellez, who scored on two headers, each from corner kicks, with Chatham DeProspo and Annah Lindberg each netting a goal apiece. The lone goal for the U17s was scored by Tyler Einsmann.
For just over a week, Canada’s Women’s U-17 Team prepared at IMG Academy for the upcoming CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship in Jamaica at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, Oct. 30 – Nov. 9. During their stay, the team utilized IMG Academy’s world class facilities, which includes a 10,000 square-foot weight room, 60-yard covered turf facility and 12 pristine Bermuda grass fields to get them ready for action in Jamaica.
IMG Academy soccer coaches are in Bermuda this week where they are coaching Bermuda’s boys and girls youth national academy players through a Bermuda Football Association [BFA] initiative.
“We are excited about this latest endeavor to come out of our growing relationship with the Bermuda Football Association,” remarked Scott Dean, Director of Soccer, IMG Academy.
“Bermuda is a talent-rich nation and we are honored to bring our coaching experience to their youth national academy program as they seek to maintain a high level of player development.”
IMG Academy Girls Soccer alumna Shannon Morrish earned Player of the Game honors for the Vanderbilt Commodores as the team faced the Missouri Tigers in an SEC East matchup. Morrish entered the game near the fifth minute of play, and turned in a stellar performance. The Tigers outshot Vandy 10-5 in the second half, but came up empty. After two overtime periods, Morrish finished with six saves on the night en route to her Player of the Game honor.
Jones has broad experience coaching youth and high school athletes, expecially in the state of Florida. In addition to his coaching experience, he has also served in an operations capacity on multiple occaisions, including time as the Director of Coaching for BlackWatch Soccer Club, Palm Harbor Nighthawks Soccer Club, and HC United Soccer Club.
MaxPreps, one of the nation's top high school sports websites, featured IMG Academy on it's homepage and showed off photos of the facility as well as declared it one of the top high school facilities in the country! You can read the full article below and see the photos here.