Joshua Kietzmann and Nate Schneiderhan

(pictured from left) Senior Captains Joshua Kietzmann and Nate Schneiderhan were honored as the Quality Toyota/Cardinal "Athletes of the Week", representing the Alexandria Cardinal Boys' Soccer team, for the period ending October 4th, 2019. 

(undated) -- The Quality Toyota/Alexandria Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" Saturday segments have returned for the 2019-20 school year, with this feature including recent recognition of Nate Schneiderhan and Joshua Kietzmann from the Alexandria Cardinal Boys' Soccer team.

Seniors Nate Schneiderhan and Joshua Kietzmann from the Alexandria Cardinal Boys' Soccer team were both honored as Quality Toyota/Cardinal "Athletes of the Week" for the period ending October 4th, 2019. They were nominated for Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" honors by Coach Brandon Johnson.    

KXRA Sports Director Dave McClurg visited with both Joshua and Nate before the two Boys' Soccer Captains made the trip to Bemidji for a Saturday matinee. They both talked about how their roles have changed after being underclassmen on previous Alexandria teams. Nate talked about the opportunity to play one of the elite Class A teams at the end of the regular season. Bemidji placed second in Class A in 2018. He spoke about his Cardinals knocking off Sartell on Monday evening, September 30th. That was Alexandria's first Boys' Soccer win over the Sabres in nine seasons. Joshua and Nate also shared their expectations and aspirations on the coming post-season.

In the time since the interview aired, Bemidji defeated the Cardinals 8-0. That leveled the Cards' record at 7-7-1 entering the final contest of the 2019 regular season. After the October 7th match at Sartell, the Section 8A Tournament will include Alexandria hosting a North Sub-Section Quarterfinal match on Thursday, October 10th.    

Activate the audio player below to hear the Quality Toyota/Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" interview with Joshua Kietzmann and Nate Schneiderhan. The conversation is slightly longer than four minutes and originally aired on KXRA Radio Saturday morning, October 5th. 

The Quality Toyota/Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" one-on-one segments for the fall season will continue until late November. The conversations typically air between 9:45 and 10 a.m. Saturdays following the KXRA "Home Grown" radio program, which is hosted by Linda Kellerman.   

The Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" radio feature is sponsored during the 2019-20 school year on 1490 AM/100.3 and 105.7 FM, KXRA by Quality Toyota of Fergus Falls