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William Hartley of Madrid, Spain wins IMG Academy Boys 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 Boys Soccer winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of July 15 is 14-year-old WIlliam Hartley from Madrid, Spain.

How long have you been playing soccer for?

I've been playing soccer since I was five years old.

Who are your coaches?

For the first week, my coaches were Oscar Pisano and Ferdi DeMatthaeis. For the second week, I was coached by Scott Dean.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

I like everything. My favorite thing about IMG Academy is the training schedule. Regardless of what sport you play, you get better because the coaches are really good.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

The professional athlete that inspires me the most is Marcelo Vieira because he plays the same position as me and I like his strategy and how he attacks.

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

I like to celebrate with my friends by going out to eat at a restaurant after I win a game.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

Having goals that I want to reach motivates me to push through a tough practice. They make me want to get further and reach the next thing.