Washington, D.C. – General Manager Angela Taylor announced the addition of Forward Kristen Mann to the team’s roster. Mann participated in Washington’s training camp prior to the start of the 2009 season. Washington released center Josephine Owino. Mann will step in for Marissa Coleman who suffered a high ankle sprain and is expected to miss the next four to six weeks of play.

Mann was selected in the first round (11th overall) of the 2005 WNBA draft by the Minnesota Lynx. She spent three seasons with the Lynx where she averaged 6.3 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game and shot 34 percent from the three point line. Mann’s WNBA career averages are 5.7 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game.

The Mystics will host the WNBA’s annual initiative, Dads & Daughters ®, this Saturday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. during the game featuring Kristi Tolliver and the Chicago Sky. Season and group tickets for the 2009 Washington Mystics season are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1 or by visiting the Mystics web site at

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