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Manuel Delrio of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico wins IMG Academy Boys Soccer Gatorade G-Award Week of August 5

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Manuel Delrio from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 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 17-year-old Manuel Delrio from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. 

How long have you been playing soccer for?

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

Who are your coaches?

Coach Tonio Paternostro and Mike Parsons.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

My favorite thing about IMG Academy is how you're always training and playing soccer. It's the sport that I love.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

The professional athlete that inspires me the most is Raúl González from Real Madrid. He just retired but he has always been my favorite player. I want to be like him some day.

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 and then just keep practicing and playing.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

I'm always trying to get better and be the best.

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