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Mia Atrio of Miami, 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 10-year-old Mia Atrio from Miami, Fla.

How long have you been playing soccer for?

I've been playing soccer since I was two 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 everything because the people are nice here and you learn a lot from it.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

The professional athlete that inspires me the most is Lionel Messi because he never gives up.

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

I like to eat with my team after I win a game.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

My coach motivates me to push through a tough practice. He tells me to not give up and keep trying.