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 August 5 is 12-year-old Addy Vettel from Boston.
How long have you been playing soccer for?
I've been playing soccer for eight years.
Who are your coaches?
Coach Jared Vock and Justin Facer.
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
My favorite thing about IMG Academy is how everyone takes the sports very seriously and you improve a lot over the week.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
After my warm-up, I take shots on the goalie and I stay positive talking to myself.
What professional athlete inspires you the most?
The professional athlete that inspires me the most is Megan Rapinoe because she always try her hardest and works her best. She always improves in the games.
What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?
After I win a game, I like to shower and hang out with my teammates.
What motivates you to push through a tough practice?
What motivates me to push through a tough practice is knowing that I'm going to get better after every session.