Panther head coach Gregory Fowler said that Ancelmo possesses several unique traits that make him so dangerous on the soccer field. “Edin’s footwork is amazing. His ability to stop, go and reverse directions is incredible,” Fowler explained. “These abilities allow him to find open shooting lanes and take advantage of them. His overall athletic ability allows him to score by any means necessary. . . using his feet, head, or trying a bicycle kick.”
Fowler said that he often participates with his team in scrimmages throughout the season, but his defense of Ancelmo did not generally go that well.
“In all of the practices where I decided to scrimmage with my team, and found myself trying to defend Edin, I never once touched the ball with either of my feet.”
Anclemo can score from anywhere on his opponent’s side of the field. As he returns for his junior season next year, the Panthers can expect to have another huge season and once again compete for a region title and state playoff berth.