Alexandria Cardinals

(undated) -- The Quality Cardinal Athlete Profile -- sponsored by Quality Toyota of Fergus Falls -- includes an interview with three members of the Alexandria Cardinal Boys' Soccer team in the seventh volume of the series for the 2021-22 school year.  

Junior Jack Carlson, along with seniors Ryan Meuwissen and Colin Reilly were all nominated by Alexandria Boys' Soccer Head Coach Brandon Johnson for the Quality Toyota/Quality Cardinal Athlete Profile. KXRA Sports Director Dave McClurg helped to administer the conversation, which was recorded over two sessions on November 18th and 19th.

At the start of the conversation, Ryan explained the situation of the jersey number he wore during his prep soccer career with the Cardinals. Both Jack and Colin indicated to D-Mac that they each changed their jersey numbers as their careers on the Alexandria Varsity progressed.  

Ryan was quick to identify his three most memorable matches of the season, when his Cardinals finished with a record of 13-2-3. That earned Alexandria a second place standing behind Willmar in the Central Lakes Conference and a top seed in the Section 8AA Tournament. Jack broke down his impressions why the Cardinals had such a successful year. Colin followed up on why the 2021 season progressed differently from his previous years on the Varsity.

Jack expressed his appreciation to the teammates from the Class of 2022 that made up a strong nucleus. Ryan mentioned that, while he will graduate this spring, the position of goalkeeper will remain strong with both Nick Levasseur and Grayson Grove returning. Colin shared details that he will have the opportunity to play soccer in college and that he will travel east to Wisconsin start the next chapter of his life, following graduation from Alexandria Area High School.         

Listen to the Quality Cardinal Athlete Profile with Jack Carlson, Colin Reilly, and Ryan Meuwissen by starting up the audio player below. The conversation aired on KXRA Saturday morning, November 20th and is approximately six minutes, 30 seconds in length.    

Each Varsity team at Alexandria Area High School will be highlighted once in season for the Quality Cardinal Athlete Profile. 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 Quality Toyota/Quality Cardinal Athlete Profile programs for the fall season will air on KXRA Saturdays through the end of November. 

The Quality Cardinal Athlete Profile is sponsored during the 2021-22 school year on 1490 AM/100.3 and 105.7 FM, KXRA by Quality Toyota of Fergus Falls. How far would you drive for a great deal from Quality Toyota....what's your number?