Know Your Dash: Stephanie Ochs
On January 13th of 2014, the Houston Dash acquired forward Stephanie Ochs from the Washington Spirit in exchange for forward Danesha Adams.
The USD graduate was the 2011 West Coast Conference POY and a two-time NSCAA All-American (third team in 2010 and second team in 2011). 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.
“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.”
In her previous season at the Washington Spirit, Ochs appeared in 22 games (21 starts) and tallied one goal and two assists. Following the 2013 NWSL season, she joined Australian W-League team Canberra United, where she scored four goals in seven games.