As the U.S. women’s national team celebrates its World Cup victory over the weekend, one Via Christi associate is looking forward to competing for a soccer championship of his own.
Alex Moseley, privacy coordinator, also is a defender for FC Wichita, which is competing for a National Premier Soccer League title in the club’s inaugural season. The team needs to at least tie one of its two remaining regular-season games to clinch first place in its division.
“To have this much success as a first year franchise is rare,” Alex says, “because you’re playing with 20 other guys you’ve never met before a couple months ago, let alone been able to play together and build chemistry.”
Alex, who has worked at Via Christi for more than six years, also has played professionally with indoor soccer teams the Wichita Wings and B52s for four seasons. He earned second-team honors last season with Major Arena Soccer League, which consists of 24 teams across the United States and Mexico. The Maize High School graduate played collegiately at Friends University.
Though his first passion is indoor soccer, Alex has enjoyed his role mentoring younger players with FC Wichita, which plays outdoors at the Stryker Soccer Complex in northeast Wichita. As opposed his time with indoor soccer, his ability to attend FC Wichita practice is limited and he primarily has played in a support role while letting the younger players work to impress scouts and professional coaches.
“I play because I love it,” Alex says. “The time you put into it makes you a better player. But even though I’ve only been able to attend two practices all season, I’m definitely not one to do things half-way. I go all in on everything.”
He says the timing for FC Wichita’s arrival couldn’t have been better considering the growing popularity of soccer in the United States.
“It’s been fun to watch soccer take off the last few years during the men’s and women’s World Cups,” says Alex, a lifelong soccer fan. “With the growth of the game, it’s just perfect to have FC Wichita here.”
At Via Christi, Alex audits medical records and assigns the proper access to patient information for associates. He handles patient complaints and staff concerns regarding HIPAA.
“My role is mainly to make sure patient information is used and shared appropriately,” he says.
He finds it a little funny that his desk job involves securing sensitive information, while his other job – soccer – involves a decent amount of publicity, interviews with the media and speaking at local schools. He admits he occasionally is asked to sign autographs while at work at Via Christi.
He’s glad to help spread the word about FC Wichita in its inaugural year.
“It’s the first of its kind,” he says. “The buzz is really positive. It’s exciting for Wichita and the soccer community.”