Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), a founding partner of US Fertility, is now the Official Fertility Partner of the Houston Dash   

Today, the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), announced that Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), a founding partner of US Fertility, is now the team’s exclusive and official fertility partner.  

SGF will support Dash players and their families, so they do not have to choose between their careers and their future family-building plans.  

“We want to be leaders in supporting our teams and their families, and this partnership with Shady Grove Fertility creates an opportunity to support them in truly meaningful ways,” said Dionna Widder, the Chief Revenue Officer for the Dash. “Through this partnership, we are proud to shine a light on the fertility services provided by Shady Grove Fertility for the aspiring parents and parents who want to grow their family within our community.”  

US Fertility is the largest network of physician-owned and physician-led fertility practices in the United States. The network completes more than 29,000 IVF cycles annually and performs 1,000+ elective and donor egg freezing cycles annually. SGF, which is part of the US Fertility partnership, is home to 100,000 babies born from 30 years of continuous innovation, a commitment to research, and patient-centered care. 

As a host city for the 2026 World Cup and by recently welcoming world-class athletes like Ebony Salmon and Maria Sanchez, Houston shines as a global spotlight for U.S. soccer. The organization builds on this momentum by leading the way for other teams in terms of fertility care for their players.  

Age is the single most important factor affecting fertility for females, as conception becomes more difficult with age, and the chances of a chromosomal abnormality, miscarriage, or pregnancy complication become more common as eggs diminish in quality and quantity. The good news is that egg freezing, or oocyte cryopreservation, helps preserve future fertility all while leaving current fertility intact. SGF can help players safeguard their future fertility options, while still allowing them to continue their roles as professional athletes.  

“Shady Grove Fertility knows the importance of family, and we are excited about partnering with the Dash family of athletes,” shares SGF Houston physician John Crochet, M.D. “I look forward to walking alongside these incredible athletes and coaching staff as they make important and timely decisions about their family-building options.”  

The Houston Dash joined the Houston Dynamo Football Club on Dec. 12, 2013, as the first expansion team of the National Women’s Soccer League. The NWSL is supported by the Canadian Soccer Association 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 and Canada, as well as talent from around the world. The Dash began play in April 2014 for the start of the league’s second season. The Dash captured their first league trophy, the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup, on July 26, 2020. 

The team trains at Houston Sports Park (HSP), the premier training facility in Southeast Texas, and plays at PNC Stadium in downtown Houston. For more information, log on to or call (713) 276-7500. 

About US Fertility
US Fertility is the largest partnership of physician-owned and physician-led top-tier fertility practices in the United States, offering comprehensive fertility-market-focused non-clinical, administrative, and technical platforms that help domestic and international practices improve patient outcomes and increase patient access. To learn more about partnership- or affiliate-status benefits, call 301-545-1308 or visit

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 100,000 babies born from 30+ years of continuous innovation and patient-centered fertility care. With convenient locations throughout the U.S. and in Santiago, Chile, SGF accepts most insurance plans and makes fertility treatment accessible and affordable through innovative financial solutions, including 100% refund guarantees for eligible patients. SGF is a proud partner practice of US Fertility, the largest physician-owned and physician-led partnership of top-tier fertility practices nationally. Call 1-888-761-1967 to schedule a new patient appointment or visit for more information.