The Alexandria boys soccer team has a group of sophomores and juniors who had to play big roles this past season, and Colin Reilly was a big part of that group as he was named the Cardinals’ overall MVP.
Reilly, a junior, joined sophomore Jack Carlson and junior Bjorn Karlstad as the three Alexandria players who were named All-Central Lakes Conference. Juniors Thomas Klecker and Ryan Meuwissen and senior Jaegar Steele were honorable-mention All-CLC players.
“Colin played his captain role well this year,” Alexandria head coach Brandon Johnson said of Reilly earning that team MVP honor. “He showed up, worked hard, and played hard. He was adaptable to the team’s needs. We had him play almost every position on the field in order to match the opponents’ weakness.”
Carlson earned the Most Valuable Forward Award on the team. Carlson had a team-high four goals, while adding an assist. Karlstad was named the defensive MVP, and Steele earned the award as the team’s most valuable midfielder.
Senior Tyler Zimmerman earned the Cardinals’ Most Improved Award, and Meuwissen brought home the Hardest Worker Award after his junior year in goal.
The Cardinals finished the season with an overall record of 2-6-4. They were 1-4-3 in the Central Lakes Conference before winning a 4-0 playoff game against Detroit Lakes in the Section 8A Tournament. Alexandria almost knocked off top-seeded Pelican Rapids before falling 2-1 in overtime on Oct. 15.