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William Trammell of Manhattan, N.Y. wins IMG Academy Boys Soccer Gatorade G-Award Week of July 1

Cindy Yu
William Trammell from New York named IMG Academy Boys Soccer Gatorade G-Award Winner

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 1 is 14-year-old William Trammell from Manhattan, N.Y.

How long have you been playing soccer for?

I've been playing soccer for as long as I can remember. I've been playing since I was two when my dad gave me a ball and I haven't stopped.

Who is your coach?

Coach Jared Vock

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

My favorite thing about IMG Academy is the intensity because the level of play here is very high. It's very competitive and it teaches you a lot as well.

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

Usually I step onto the field and I feel the material -- I see if it's asphalt or grass -- and see how hard or soft it is to tell how the ball will bounce and then I usually warm up with my team.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

The professional athlete that inspires me the most is Lionel Messi because he's very humble and he always has fun with it. He's never too serious or anxious and he's always got a smile on his face.

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

My favorite thing to do after I win a game is probably to just go home and watch TV on my couch.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

What motivates me to push through a tough practice is knowing that I am going to get better if I try harder.

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