The Mystics Give Thanks

Washington Mystics players and staff tell us what they are most thankful for this Thanksgiving:

What I'm most thankful for first and far most is the gift of life. I think we get carried away with all the things we don't have in life that we tend to forget what's most important. I'm also thankful for my family and friends that help keep me going on a daily basis. Their support is my motivation to continue playing basketball and I love them all for that. -Matee Ajavon

The recent birth of my son -Mike Ragan

I am thankful for my friends and family, and of course Charlie! -Nicole Boden

Health -Maria Giovannetti

I am most thankful for my friends and family who are always there to help out. That and golf. -Tim Gallant

I'm most thankful for my family and friends. -Chris Waldmann

I am thankful for a number of things, but primarily for my family, my health, the freedoms we enjoy as citizens in this great country, and the opportunity to do what I love for a league that I believe in wholeheartedly. I'm also thankful for chocolate!!!! -Angela Taylor

The opportunity to get together with friends and family -David Deal

I am thankful for my family, friends and good health. -Rebecca Hunt

My nephew Sam’s health, wonderful friends and a great family. -Ketsia Colimon

I am most thankful for my husband Scott, whose determination inspires me to work hard and go after my goals. I am also thankful that I now have 3 members of my bobblehead family (DeShawn Stevenson, Nakia Sanford and Chasity Melvin). -LaRhonda Lombardi

I am thankful for my family and friends and being able to have basketball as a job. -Crystal Langhorne

For a patient, loving, and understanding support system. -Nicole Jones

Family & health. -Rob Hur

I'm thankful for my grandparents (they don't have the internet so they won't read this). -Chuck Kacsur

I am most thankful for my friends & family, health and happiness. -Crystal Hudson

I am most thankful for having such a supportive family who has helped me become successful thus far in my life. For all the love they have given me over the years. I'm thankful for having such great friends and teammates. I also am very thankful to be able to play the game I love for a living, it really is a dream come true. -Marissa Coleman

I am thankful that I will be able to go home to Pittsburgh to see my amazing family over the Thanksgiving holiday! -Kim Peters

I am thankful for the roof over my head, a career where I can be creative, the family that I love, and how far the world has come in cancer treatment to keep my best friend/little sister alive. -Sarah Novak

I am thankful for my lil boy Mr. Sawyer. No matter what mood I'm in, he always makes me smile :) - Kristen Mann

I'm thankful for good health, a loving family, supportive friends and being able to work for the best team in the WNBA. -Erin Mitchell

I am thankful for….the opportunity to see my family and friends over the holidays. -Liz Sellers

Coach Julie Plank is thankful for...

T = This team of 11 very special young women to coach in DC.
H = Health…to be able to wake-up every morning, feeling great, with the opportunity to do what I am passionate about.
A = Awesome owners & a great staff, who support our Mystics team.
N = Never-ending search for world peace.
K = Kind people, who want to make a difference in this world every day.
F = Faith & Family have made me incredibly fortunate!
U = Unbelievable friends I have all over the country.
L = Loyal fans who appreciate what we strive for, and believe in us.