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Carter Cooper of Vero Beach, Fla. wins IMG Academy Girls Soccer Gatorade G-Award Week of July 15

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 15 is 13-year-old Carter Cooper from Vero Beach, Fla.

How long have you been playing soccer for?

I've been playing soccer for nine years.

Who is your coach?

Coach Steve Carrera.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

I like how the coaches have so much knowledge about soccer just from the professional athletes they get to see and they teach you a lot.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

The professional athlete that inspires me the most is Megan Rapinoe because her touch on the ball is amazing and just when she dribbles, it's really impressive.

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

I like to get ice cream or hot dogs with my teammates after I win a game.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

Knowing that I really would like to go far with my soccer and what it takes to get there motivates me to push through a tough practice.