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.