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 program winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athletes of the Week Award is Thomas Matta from Dallas, Texas.
How long have you been playing lacrosse for?
Who is your coach?
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
The coaches because they are experienced.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
I get hydrated.
What athlete inspires you the most?
C.J. Costabile. He is a good friend of mine and won the National Championship in Duke Lacrosse.
What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?
Take a nap.
What motivates you to push through a tough practice?
I have a lot of energy for my age.