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 June 17 is Max McPherron from Boston, Mass.
How long have you been playing soccer for?
I've been playing soccer since I was three or four years old.
Who is your coach?
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
Well first of all the campus is amazing -- it's one of the most beautiful places I've been to in terms of camps and the wide range of people that come from all over the world is really fun too. It's a great experience meeting new people.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
I just try to take a break before the game and be as prepared as I can be.
What professional athlete inspires you the most?
Lionel Messi because he works incredibly hard and despite his size, he does everything.
What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?
I'm definitely pretty happy but usually I just go home and take it easy.