Athlete of the week: Meredith Carlson
Posted on November 16, 2009 by Dylan Anderson
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Position: Left Side
High School: Camrose Composite
Favorite Sports Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Professional Athlete: Kara Lang
Pregame meal: Pasta
Pregame Ritual: Mental focus and visualization
Back in high school, Meredith Carlson had no aspirations about playing volleyball.
“Growing up my main sport was soccer,” says Carlson, “However I tore my ACL and after I finished rehab I switched to volleyball.”
This would lead to playing club volleyball in Edmonton where she played on one of the top programs in the province. After taking a two year break upon graduation, during which she spent six months in Australia, Carlson has returned to the sport, in her home town no less, with the Vikings women’s volleyball team. 5’11 left side hitter has been integral to the Vikings’ success. As of November 7, she leads the league in total kills and sits second in kills per-game. Stats take a back seat to winning, however, as she has just one opportunity to win an ACAL championship.
“I’m planning on taking nursing at Grant MacEwan next semester, so I want to make the most of this season,” says Carlson, “plus, everyone on our team has high expectations, so anything less than winning won’t do.” She’ll get that chance this weekend, as the girls head off to Calgary for ACAL Final Four at Ambrose.
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