Boston Breakers waive forward Melissa Ortiz

(April 3, 2014) - The Boston Breakers announced today that they have waived forward Melissa Ortiz.

(April 3, 2014) - The Boston Breakers announced today that they have waived forward Melissa Ortiz.

The Colombian Women’s National Team striker played in three preseason games for the Breakers. Ortiz was signed by Boston as a discovery player on Dec. 5, 2013.

The 24-year-old from West Palm Beach, Fla. was a four-year starter for Lynn University in Florida, scoring 44 goals, before playing professionally in Iceland for FC Reykjavik. She scored four goals and tallied eight assists in 11 appearances for Reykjavik.

With Colombia, Ortiz has 10 caps and four goals and played in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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