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Houston Dash release defender Jen LaPonte

The Houston Dash have waived defender Jen LaPonte, the club announced today.

LaPonte, 25, was signed August 7, 2015 and made six appearances with three starts for the club last season.

Prior to signing with the Dash, the Castro Valley, California native spent her first two seasons in the NWSL with Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, Portland Thorns FC, and the Boston Breakers but did not make any appearances.

The defender was a four-year letter winner at Santa Clara University. LaPonte was a United States youth international, representing the U.S. from the U-14 to the U-23 level.