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Boston Breakers Sign Defender Lauren Lazo

Defender Lauren Lazo brings the Breakers' roster back up to its full complement of 20.

Mike Gridley

The Breakers have signed defender Lauren Lazo, filling the roster spot left empty by their waiver of Brazilian international Ketlen Wiggers. Lazo, who trained with the Breakers in preseason, bolsters a Boston defense already beset by injuries.

"Lauren is an intelligent, athletic, and good technical player," Boston Breakers head coach Tom Durkin said. "She came highly recommended from Harvard coach Ray Leone​, and is mature, responsible, and highly capable on both sides of the ball. She has a very good delivery from the flank which makes her a very good prospect as an attacking type of right fullback that we are looking for the future."

Lazo is a Princeton alum who had eight goals and 10 assists her senior year, with 28 career goals. She played in WPSL and W-League for Phoenix del Sol and the LA Blues respectively. Before the Blues folded in 2014, they were one of the most dominant teams in the W-League, winning four championships.

Lazo's signing could herald a return to midfield for Maddy Evans, who was coming up to speed as a right back this season before a foot injury sidelined her.

The Breakers next play Portland at home this weekend, hoping to pick up points while the Thorns are missing their national team players on World Cup duty.