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Arantxa Castrejon of Mexico City wins IMG Academy Girls Soccer Gatorade G-Award Week of July 22

Every week of camp, IMG Academy selects the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gatorade. The honoree is bestowed the G-Award in recognition of the athlete who displays Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibits 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 22 is 17-year-old Arantxa Castrejon from Mexico City.

How long have you been playing soccer for?

I've been playing soccer since I was two-years-old.

Who is your coach?

Coach Kim Dean.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

My favorite thing about IMG Academy is how they push us to train because if we want to train, they want to train us.

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

I like to be calm before a game.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

The professional athlete that inspires me the most is Andrea Rodebaugh from Mexico because she played in a lot of countries that I want to play in too like USA, China and many other places all over the world.

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

After I win a game, I go to my friends' houses to eat a lot and celebrate.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

I want to be better everyday so I push myself to be better than I was the day before.