Check Out What the Liberty Players Do Before Taking the Court

Pre-Game Rituals Revealed

With the 2007 WNBA season opener on the horizon, the Liberty is preparing for an exciting summer ahead. has discovered that players often prepare in their own special way for games.

Have you ever been curious as to what goes on behind-the-scenes at a game? Do you want to find out what your favorite player is doing to get mentally ready before taking the court? is here to offer you that sneak peek – read on to find out what some of the player’s pre-game rituals are, and be there this season as the new look Liberty hit the hardwood in Madison Square Garden.

Forward Janel McCarville’s pre-game ritual:
I just chill – make sure my mind is right and listen to some music.

Forward Tiffany Jackson’s pre-game ritual:
To get prepared, I will pray during the national anthem.

Guard Loree Moore’s pre-game ritual:
I don’t have any rituals per say, but I throw in a nap every now and again. I’ll also listen to music.

Guard Ashley Battle’s pre-game ritual:
I usually eat some pasta. Sometimes I will take a nap and will talk to my mom, then get ready to play.

Guard Lindsay Bowen’s pre-game ritual:
I take a nap and listen to music.

Center Martina Weber’s pre-game ritual:
In this order – I will call home, eat, take a nap, brush my teeth, drink coffee and listen to music.

Guard Shay Doron’s pre-game ritual:
I always put on my right shoe and ankle brace first, in order to start out on the "right" foot.

Get to know the Liberty this season when 2007 campaign tips off on Sunday at 4:00PM in Madison Square Garden against the Chicago Sky. It’s not too late to grab your tickets! Purchase them online at, by visiting The Garden Box Office or by calling 877-WNBA-TIX. Liberty season ticket plans are available by calling (212) 465-6073.