Acosta was a 2009 Nevada All-State selection after helping lead Las Vegas High School to its second consecutive state championship in Nevadaâ€™s Class 4A, the largest class available for soccer.Â It was Acostaâ€™s penalty that ultimately clinched this yearâ€™s championship, helping Las Vegas win 4-3 in a shootout against Bishop Gorman after a 1-1 draw in regulation.
A three-year letterman under Wildcats coach Vince Hart, Acosta is a very able player at both the right and center back positions, known for his ability to read a game well and for providing excellent service both on the ground and through the air.
In addition to receiving Nevada All-State honors, Acosta was also named All-Region and selected as a Sunrise All-Star for the second time in his career.
Acosta is also a former Nevada ODP selection.
â€śAnthony is absolutely a great addition to the squad,â€ť said Ancilla menâ€™s soccer coach James Drzewiecki.Â â€śBeyond all the accolades, beyond the championships, Anthony is really a top notch young man from a good family.Â When you add in the capabilities he brings with him as a soccer player and his aptitude in the class room, heâ€™s everything we could want from a student-athlete.Â Weâ€™re very excited to begin working with him in August.â€ť