Incan Royalty in the Wasatch Front: Alex Kimball’s Journey from the NCAA to NWSL

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

When Alex Kimball was about to be selected 32nd overall in the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft on Jan. 10, she was nowhere close to the cramped Skyline Ballroom in Chicago, Ill., where the event was being held. Instead, Kimball was at home in Chapel Hill, fresh out of the shower, blow dryer in hand, with her mind focused on…