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Houston Dash acquire forward Stephanie Ochs from Washington Spirit

Houston Dash acquire forward Stephanie Ochs from Washington Spirit

Jan 14, 2014

The Houston Dash have acquired forward Stephanie Ochs from the Washington Spirit in exchange for forward Danesha Adams, the club announced today.

Ochs, 23, is currently on loan from Washington to Canberra United of the W-League in Australia. She was the only member of the Spirit to play in all 22 matches of the 2013 NWSL season, scoring one goal and tallying two assists. Ochs has scored four goals in seven games with Canberra United.

“Stephanie is a great addition to the Dash family,” said Dash head coach Randy Waldrum. “She is fast, athletic and relentless. She will fit perfectly in our system. Steph played for me with our U-23 national team, so I'm so excited to reunite with her.”

The San Diego, Calif., native played college soccer from 2008-2012 at the University of San Diego, earning West Coast Conference Player of the Year honors in her senior year. Ochs began her professional career by winning a championship with the Western New York Flash in the WPSL Elite in 2012. Washington drafted her with the first overall pick of the 2013 NWSL Supplemental Draft.

As a member of the U.S. under-23 women’s national team, Ochs was named MVP of the Four Nations Tournament in 2013, recording two goals and three assists as the United States won the competition.

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Stephanie Ochs

Position: Forward

International: USA

Date of Birth: August 29, 1990

Birthplace: San Diego, California

Height: 5’9”

Previous club: Washington Spirit

How acquired: via trade on January 13, 2014

Twitter: @stephochs7


The Houston Dash are a National Women’s Soccer League club that will begin play in April 2014 for the start of the league’s second season. The Dash are the first expansion club in the NWSL, joining the eight original members that launched the league in 2013. The NWSL is supported by the Canadian Soccer Association, Federation of Mexican Football and the United States Soccer Federation. It is the top-flight women’s professional soccer league in North America, featuring many of the top players from the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as talent from around the world. The 24-game regular season runs from April through August. The team trains at Houston Sports Park (HSP), the premier training facility in Southeast Texas, and plays at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston. For more information, visit or call (713) 276-GOAL.