Athlete Spotlight: Marcello Aedo


Senior Marcello Aedo played four different sports during his time at ILS.


The latest ILS Instagram Athletic Spotlight shone on senior Marcello Aedo this week. Aedo is one of the very few four-sport athletes to complete at ILS. He was an integral part of the football, soccer, lacrosse and track and field programs while at ILS.

Throughout his career, Aedo played as many as three sports in a single calendar year.

“The fact that he played and was a major contributor for four different programs speaks to his athleticism and dedication,” said Mr. David Fernandez. “I would always see him in and around the gym, no matter what time of the year it was. He was always working and always a positive contributor. Even in the classroom, Marcello carried himself with confidence. He was always respectful and engaged. He’s a talented young man, of that there’s no doubt.”

Aedo also played on the boys varsity soccer team all four years at ILS. As part of the soccer team, Aedo saw three District Championships, two Regional Championships and a State Runner-Up spot.

Over fours years playing soccer, Aedo, who played midfield and defender, registered five goals and five assists. His versatility on the field allowed the team to thrive. His dynamism as a midfielder helped the team succeed.

The year that the boys soccer team was state runner-up, Aedo was a starting defender. This season, Aedo’s spectacular free kick goal helped propel the team to the Regional Semi-Final game.

Aedo’s Top-Three Free Kicks:

Football, Lacrosse and Track

As a member of the football team, Aedo primarily handled the kicking duties as part of the Special Teams unit. As a senior, he hit 12 of 14 point-after attempts, and was a perfect 7-for-7 as a junior in that category. He connected on 2-of-3 field goal attempts as junior, with a long of 39 yards.

As a punter, Aedo sported 35.5 yard average on his kicks, including a long of 41 yards. His consistent performance on Special Teams often set up the offense and defense in good positions.

He wasn’t exclusively a kicker, though. Aedo registered 12 tackles over two years as a spot player on defense. As a senior, he did receive one carry on offense, which resulted in a 15 yard gain.

Aedo also performed as part of the lacrosse team, where he netted seven goals and seven assists in his career. As part of the Track and Field team, nagging injuries prevented him from running, but Aedo contributed by competing in the Field throwing events.

“Marcello is truly a great competitor and student athlete that will be missed by ILS!” said ILS Athletic Director Nick Fernandez.

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Today’s Athletic Spotlight goes to senior Marcello Aedo! Marcello is one of the few 4 sport athletes in the school. Throughout his years at ILS he has played at any time 3 sports in one calendar year. On the Football team he was a kicker, punter and played different defensive positions. For Lacrosse Marcello was a dynamic midfielder that really helped the team succeed. He was also part of the school’s state runner-up soccer team, where he was a starting defender. On this year’s team he played a little more mid-field and forward to help the team wherever the coach needed him. In doing so he helped the team win a district title this year and reach the regional semi-final with some spectacular free kick goals. His track career was affected by a nagging injury that didn’t allow him to run, which did led him to try some of the throwing events while he rehabbed to get back on the track. Marcello is truly a great competitor and student athlete that will be missed by ILS! He will get to continue his journey at University of Central Florida where he will study Aerospace Engineering! We know he will make us proud! Good luck Marcello and thank you for your hard work and dedication to ILS!!! #WEAREROYALS #ilsathletics #goroyals

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