On April 17, 2013, IMG Academy broke ground on a world-class, multi-sport complex. A state-of-the-art stadium, opening in August 2013, marks the first phase of expansion.
Today, in the company of student-athletes and their families, staff, alumni, professional athletes, sports performance partners, community leaders, and many more, IMG Academy broke ground on a world-class, multi-sport complex. A state-of-the-art stadium, opening in August 2013, marks the first phase of expansion.
BRADENTON -- Hannah Howell was entering her sophomore year in high school when she made a monumental decision.
She focused on soccer, making cross country and track and field much less of a priority.
That fateful choice paved the way for the Saint Stephen's senior to blossom as a soccer player and net a collegiate career at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
It also lifted Howell to having her best prep season this past winter, and it's why she is the Herald's All-Area girls soccer player of the year.
At the IMG Cup-College Showcase (March 8-10), 56 of the top highschool club soccer teams from around the United States and Puerto Rico competed to show off their skills to college coaches from around the nation. The IMG Academy girls and boys teams had great results over the weekend. They had a +38 goal differential on their way to a 20-6-6 record. In particular, each of the U18/19 teams did well. The girls U18/19s were a perfect 3-0 and the boys U18/19s went 6-0.
This weekend, IMG Academy held one of the largest soccer tournaments in the area, The IMG Cup – College Showcase. The tournament featured 56 boys and girls teams from around the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Taking place on IMG Academy’s expansive soccer facilities, high school players put their talents on display for college coaches from top programs around the nation.
LAKEWOOD RANCH — Erika Tymrak is the perfect emotional blend.
She’s passionate about a sport she’s been playing since she was 4 years old.
She creatively dazzles defenses with her movement and knowledge of the game.
She’s remained motivated and committed to becoming the best player she could be at every level she’s played.
And she’s become one of the University of Florida’s most accomplished players; she leads the Gators in goals, assists and points this season.
The players from Albertson SC Fury have been called “the girls from New York,” or simply the “New Yorkers” this weekend, as they were the lone representatives from the state. They arrived at IMG Academy focused and prepared to give a good showing at the IMG Cup- College Showcase. They knew the competition was going to be stiff, but they knew if they came together as a team, they would succeed.
Hailing from Puerto Rico, the San Juan Tigers are taking full advantage of the opportunity to play in the IMG Cup - College Showcase. The popularity of soccer has been on the rise in Puerto Rico, and so too has the talent level of the nation's players. Playing in the IMG Cup gives the San Juan Tigers a chance to prove their abilities in front of an audience of college coaches.