Alexis Ryan is a senior at Granite City High School and recently inked a deal to play collegiate soccer at McKendree University in Lebanon.
Ryan plays her competitive soccer with St. Louis Scott Gallagher and has since 2008. She's an attacking midfielder and looks to help the Bearcats, who finished 8-8-3 overall in 2015 and 7-6-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
It marked the second straight season Division-II McKendree qualified for the GLVC Tournament and the second time ever in school history.
The Bearcats are coached by Tim Strange. Strange has been head coach of the McKendree women's soccer program since 1999. He coached the men's program from '94-11 and has coached soccer overall at McKendree since 1989, dating back to being an assistant coach.