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Brooke Jones of Leesburg, Va. wins IMG Academy Girls Soccer Gatorade G-Award Week of July 8

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 Girls Soccer winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of July 8 is 11-year-old Brooke Jones from Leesburg, Va.

How long have you been playing soccer for?

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

Who is your coach?

Coach Steve Carrera.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

My favorite thing about IMG Academy is scrimmaging on the field because no one's stopping the game.

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

I warm up, get loose run, do high knees and other drills. 

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

The professional athlete that inspires me the most is Lionel Messi.

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

I like to celebrate and talk with my teammates after I win a game.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

What motivates me to push through a tough practice is knowing that it will help me get better as a soccer player.