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Lucky Edge of Brownsville, Texas wins IMG Academy Boys Soccer Gatorade G-Award Week of August 5

Cindy Yu
Lucky Edge from Brownsville, Texas named IMG Academy Boys Soccer Gatorade G-Award Winner

Every week of camp, IMG Academy selects the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gatorade. The honoree is bestowed the G-Award in recognition of the athlete who displays Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibits a true desire to reach their true athletic potential. 

The IMG Academy Boys Soccer winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of August 5 is 10-year-old Lucky Edge from Brownsville, T.X.

How long have you been playing soccer for?

I've been playing soccer since I was four years old.

Who are your coaches?

Coach Kelvin Jones, Tonio Paternostro and Kim Dean.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

My favorite thing about IMG Academy is the scrimmages because they are a lot of fun and I get to see how much I improved from the day before.

What professional athlete inspires you the most? 

The professional athlete that inspires me the most is Lionel Messi because I like the way that he plays and he always gives it his all. I love his team too. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?

Just give it my all.

What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?

My favorite thing to do after I win a game is to rest.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

I know I just want to be the best player out there so I have to do my best and I want my coaches to recognize me.

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