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‘Let’s go’: Top NWSL draftees Sentnor and Mozingo ecstatic to be difference makers for Utah Royals

Similar attributes on the pitch, Utah’s two picks’ roots differ greatly off of it

Brigham Young University player Brecken Mozingo poses for a photo after being selected by Utah Royals FC during the 2024 NWSL Draft at Anaheim Convention Center. She is wearing a black top and Utah scarf while standing against an NWSL Draft day backdrop.
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Ally Sentnor’s phone won’t stop buzzing. It is a monumental night for the former University of North Carolina forward, and the hardware must keep up.

Roughly one hour has passed since the 19-year-old was selected by the Utah Royals as the No.1 overall pick at the 2024 National Women’s Soccer League draft. Her life has changed forever. In turn, the world is blowing up her phone tonight. History made.

“It’s crazy,” Sentnor tells The Equalizer via the very same highly active phone. “It’s been absolutely surreal…absolutely unreal. It is surreal. I’m still wrapping my brain around it. I’m still in shock and awe.”

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