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 Boys Soccer winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of July 22 is 10-year-old Taylor Rhinehart from Fort Wayne, Ind.
How long have you been playing soccer for?
I've been playing soccer since I was two years old.
Who is your coach?
Coach Jared Vock.
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
My favorite thing about IMG Academy is getting to know new people and playing soccer with them.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
I just draw around and stretch before games.
What professional athlete inspires you the most?
The professional athlete that inspires me the most is Lionel Messi because he's so quick and he just knows every move.
What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?
My favorite thing to do after I win a game is to celebrate and go to an ice cream shop with my team and our families.
What motivates you to push through a tough practice?
Just keep working and never giving up pushes me through a tough practice.