December 13th, 2007

Home Opener Set for Sunday, May 25th

Washington, D.C. –The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) released the league’s 2008 schedule today. The Washington Mystics will kick off its 11th season on May 17th at 7:00 p.m. against the 2007 Eastern Conference finalist, Indiana Fever. Washington will host the club’s home opener on Sunday, May 25th, against the four-time WNBA Champion, Houston Comets at 4:00 p.m. The Mystics’ annual camp day game for local children’s camps and groups will be held on Wednesday, July 23rd at 11:30 a.m. against the New York Liberty. The Mystics will play on six Sundays, four Tuesdays, two Wednesdays, three Fridays and two Saturdays.

Washington will be featured on four National television games. The Mystics will face the following opponents at 3:30 p.m. on ABC on the following dates: Saturday, May 31st against the Los Angeles Sparks, Sunday, July 6th against the San Antonio Silver Stars, and Sunday, July 13th against the Connecticut Sun. The 2007 WNBA Champions, Phoenix Mercury, will host the Mystics on Tuesday, June 3rd, in a game that will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m.

“We are excited about our 2008 schedule, which provides an excellent mix of weekdays vs. weekend outings, including 10 dates on either a Friday, Saturday or Sunday,” said Mystics Chief Operating Officer Greg Bibb. “In addition, Mystics fans around the country will have the opportunity to see a minimum of four games thanks to our WNBA National Television partners, ABC and ESPN2.”

The Mystics will have the sixth pick in the WNBA draft to be held in April. Washington finished the 2007 campaign with a 16-18 record, following a thrilling game against the Connecticut Sun where Forward Monique Currie hit the game winning shot with .1 second left on the clock.

In 2007, Washington hosted the WNBA All-Star game with Mystics players Alana Beard and DeLisha Milton-Jones named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team. Guard Laurie Koehn set a new record to win the Three Point Shootout contest in front of the home crowd. Washington’s roster also features Coco Miller, DC native, Nikki Teasley as well as 2007 Most Improved Player of the Year Candidate, Nakia Sanford.

Season tickets and partial plans for the 2008 Mystics season are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1.

The following is a complete listing of the Mystics 2008 schedule. Home games are in BOLD. All times are listed as Eastern Standard Time.

For additional media information, please contact Ketsia Colimon or Nicole Boden in the Mystics Public Relations Office at 202-266-2200.

2008 Washington Mystics Schedule

May Sat. 17 @ Indiana 7:00pm  
  Thu. 22 @ New York 7:30pm  
  Sun. 25 Houston 4:00pm  
  Tue. 27 Atlanta 7:00pm  
  Sat. 31 Los Angeles 3:30pm ABC
June Tue. 3 @ Phoenix 7:30pm ESPN2
  Fri. 6 @ San Antonio 7:00pm  
  Sun. 8 @ Connecticut 3:00pm  
  Wed. 11 Sacramento 7:00pm  
  Fri. 13 @ Chicago 7:30pm  
  Wed. 18 @ Houston 7:30pm  
  Fri. 20 Atlanta 7:00pm  
  Tue. 24 Phoenix 7:00pm  
  Thu. 26 @ Los Angeles 7:30pm  
  Sun. 29 @ Seattle 6:00pm  
July Tue. 1 @ Sacramento 7:00pm  
  Sun. 6 San Antonio 1:00pm ABC
  Tue. 8 Indiana 7:00pm  
  Fri. 11 @ Detroit 7:30pm  
  Sun. 13 Connecticut 3:30pm ABC
  Thu. 17 @ New York 7:30pm  
  Fri. 18 Detroit 7:00pm  
  Sun. 20 Seattle 4:00pm  
  Wed. 23 New York 11:30am  
  Fri. 25 @ Atlanta 7:30pm  
  Sun. 27 Connecticut 4:00pm  
August Fri. 29 Chicago 7:00pm  
  Sat. 30 @ Minnesota 7:00pm  
September Tue. 2 Indiana 7:00pm  
  Sat. 6 Detroit 6:00pm  
  Tue. 9 @ Chicago 7:00pm  
  Thu. 11 @ Detroit 7:30pm  
  Sat. 13 @ Connecticut 4:00pm  
  Sun. 14 Minnesota 4:00pm