April 17, 2008

Washington, D.C. – Training camp for the Washington Mystics will begin on Sunday, April 20th at 4:00 p.m. at Trinity University. Trinity University is located at 125 Michigan Ave, Washington, D.C., 20017 Training camp is not open to the public. The following players are on the 2008 Training Camp roster (as of 4/30/08):

No. Player Pos. Ht./Wt. Birthdate College WNBA Exp.
20 Alana Beard* G/F 5-11/160 5/14/82 Duke '04 4
32 Nikki Blue G 5-8/163 4/29/84 UCLA '06 2
25 Monique Currie* G/F 6-0/177 2/25/83 Duke '06 2
52 Andrea Gardner+ C 6-3/189 12/29/79 Howard '00 R
23 Amber Jacobs+ G 5-8/152 6/29/82 Boston College '04 4
-- Chandi Jones+ G 5-9/150 3/25/82 Houston '04 3
12 Laurie Koehn* G 5-8/145 5/13/82 Kansas State '05 3
2 Tamara James F 5-10/160 6/13/84 Miami '06 2
1 Crystal Langhorne F/C 6-2/-- 10/27/86 Maryland '08 R
4 Sarah-Jo Lawrence+ F 5-11/-- 8/28/86 George Washington '08 R
-- Taj McWilliams-Franklin* F/C 6-2/184 10/20/70 St. Edwards '93 9
9 Coco Miller* G 5-9/140 9/6/78 Georgia '01 7
33 Bernice Mosby F 6-1/-- 2/14/84 Baylor '07 1
14 Lindsay Pluimer F 6-4/-- 7/3/86 UCLA '08 R
15 Jillian Robbins+ F 6-1/-- 2/7/84 Tulsa '07 R
44 Lindsay Taylor+ C 6-8/-- 5/20/81 UC Santa Barbara '04 1
43 Nakia Sanford F/C 6-4/200 5/10/76 Kansas '99 5
19 Rashida Suber+ G 5-9/-- 1/21/85 Coppin State '08 R
5 Krystal Vaughn F 6-1/-- 9/8/86 VCU '08 R

* Playing overseas
+ Training Camp invitees

Washington’s training camp roster features All- Star Alana Beard, veterans Coco Miller and Nakia Sanford, as well Monique Currie. Miller and 2007 first round draft pick, Bernice Mosby. The team’s first round pick, Crystal Langhorne, will be in training camp following her commitment to USA basketball.

“Although it will be a challenge since the majority of the Mystics players are competing overseas, it will be an opportunity for us to see who can step up and show that they belong in the WNBA” said General Manager Linda Hargrove.

The team will cut its roster to 15 on Tuesday, April 29th before making its final cut on Friday, May 16th. Following Sunday’s practice, the team will spend the first ten days of training camp at Trinity University and will practice from 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Washington Mystics will tip off the 2008 season on Saturday, May 17th, on the road against the 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. Season tickets for the 2008 season are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1.

Trinity University:
125 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 884-9000

Directions to Trinity University:

By Metro: Trinity is close to the Brookland/CUA Metro station on the red line. You can catch a shuttle at the Brookland/CUA station, exit to the right. At the top of the escalator, turn left and walk to the end of the iron railing and wait for the shuttle with the Trinity logo on the side.

From the Northwest: From I-495 (the Washington Beltway), take Exit 31B, Georgia Avenue South. Proceed approximately six miles, crossing the Maryland/DC line. Turn left on Irving Street (the three preceding streets are Morton, Lamont, and Kenyon). Cross Warder Street and at the next intersection, turn right onto Park Place. In one block bear left onto Michigan Avenue. Continue on Michigan, crossing First, North Capital, and Franklin Streets. Trinity College is on the right.

From the Northeast: From I-95 take I-495 South. Follow 495 to exit 19B, Route 50 West/Washington. Follow Route 50 West approximately five and one half miles to South Dakota Avenue and turn right onto South Dakota. Follow South Dakota one and one half miles to Monroe Street. On the right corner is a sign posted for Trinity and the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Turn left onto Monroe and follow Monroe, staying in left lane, approximately two miles until Monroe dead ends into Michigan Avenue. Turn left onto Michigan and proceed a short distance passing the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on your right. Cross Irving Street, and Trinity College will be on the left.

From the South: From I-495 (the Washington Beltway), take Exit 4B, 395 North, Washington. Continue on 395 North. Watch the exit signs. After Exit 10, get in the right-hand lanes (after Exit 11, the road divides and the left-hand lanes funnel onto Route 1). Continue on 395 North. Watch the exit signs carefully but do not take any of them, as you want to remain on 395. Continue on 395 North (follow signs) until it ends at New York Avenue. Turn right onto New York Avenue. Go through 2 traffic lights, take first right-hand turn after 2nd light (this is M Street). Continue on M Street for a short distance; at 2nd traffic light, make a left-hand turn onto North Capitol Street. Proceed approximately 1 mile; at 8th traffic light make a right-hand turn onto Michigan Avenue. Trinity College is on the right after first traffic light.