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Stefano Longo of Northern Italy wins IMG Academy Boys Soccer Gatorade G-Award Week of June 17

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 Boys Soccer winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of June 17 is fifteen-year-old Stefano Longo from Northern Italy.

How long have you been playing soccer for?

Since I was six-years old.  

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

The soccer because it's fun.

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

I always train before big games.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger inspires me the most.

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

Celebrate with friends.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

To make my team proud.