Saed Anabtawi named All-American

By Natalie A. Trout 
Director of Marketing & Communications
December 6, 2021

Canterbury soccer player junior Saed Anabtawi has been named to the United Soccer Coaches All-American team, making him “one of the best soccer players in the nation,” according to an email notification from Chris Miller of United Soccer Coaches.

Only 88 boys were selected to be on the All-American team. Anabtawi is one of five Indiana boys players named to the team, and he is the only Fort Wayne player. He is one of 12 juniors to make the team, with the rest being seniors.

“He’s made great strides every year as a goalkeeper, and he works very hard,” said Canterbury soccer coach Greg Mauch. “Saed’s got God-given talents, and he’s making the most of them.”

Anabtawi was named to the All-State team as a sophomore and a junior, and this is his first time on the All-American list. He is the eighth Canterbury boys soccer player to be named an All-American, the last being Britt Watt in 2013. If Anabtawi is named an All-American next year, his senior year, he will join only one other Canterbury player to do so. Blake Sharpe, a current assistant coach on the team, was named an All-American as a Canterbury player in 2002 and 2003.

“Saed is not afraid of hard work,” Mauch said. “He has been told the things he needs to work on, and he continues to work to fix those things. It’s definitely paying off. He’s a remarkable player.”

View the complete list of winners here.