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Diego Blancqcacaux of Monterrey, Mexico wins IMG Academy Boys Soccer Gatorade G-Award Week of July 8

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 8 is 14-year-old Diego Blancqcacaux from Monterrey, Mexico.

How long have you been playing soccer for?

I've been playing soccer for ten years.

Who are your coaches?

Coach Oscar Pisano and coach Ferdi DeMatthaeis.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

My favorite thing about IMG Academy is the fields. I also like all of the resources and facilities. They have everything I need here. If I get injured, I can easily go and get cured.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

The professional athlete that inspires me the most is Lionel Messi because he works hard, he's a very good player and he's a very good person. He plays for his team, not for himself.

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

I like to celebrate with my friends by going out to eat or having a pool party after I win a game. 

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

I always want to get better so I go to practice thinking that if I do my best, I can improve everyday.