- Cindy Yu
Blake Packer of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. wins IMG Academy Girls Soccer Gatorade G-Award Week of June 17
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 June 17 is 15-year-old Blake Packer from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
How long have you been playing soccer for?
Since I was five.
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
We get to play a lot, the fields are really nice, and it's a lot of fun. We get sessions in between to relax and it makes me a better player.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
I think about what I'm going to do on the field, like some moves I'm going to do. I imagine myself shooting goals and passing well.
What professional athlete inspires you the most?
Abby Wambach on the U.S. National Team. She beat Mia Hamm for the record of most goals scored.
What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?
Go out and celebrate by eating lunch or dinner with my team.
What motivates you to push through a tough practice?
I want to become better and I want to play in college so I know that if I play my best, I'll become better than I am now.