Mystics Training Camp Gets Underway

Washington Mystics' Training Camp Gets Underway

May 18, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Training camp for the Washington Mystics started yesterday at the Verizon Center. Training camp is not open to the public. The following is the official 2009 Washington Mystics training camp roster:

22 Matee Ajavon G 5-8 160 05/07/1986 Rutgers 1
20 Alana Beard G-F 5-11 160 05/14/1982 Duke 5
32 Nikki Blue G 5-8 163 04/29/1984 UCLA 3
8 Kiesha Brown G 5-10 134 01/13/1979 Georgia 7
4 Marissa Coleman G-F 6-1 160 01/04/1987 Maryland R
25 Monique Currie F 6-0 177 02/25/1983 Duke 3
10 Lindsey Harding G 5-8 139 06/12/1984 Duke 2
1 Crystal Langhorne F-C 6-2 190 10/27/1986 Maryland 1
24 Kristen Mann F 6-1 185 08/10/1983 UC-Santa Barbara 4
44 Chasity Melvin C-F 6-3 185 05/03/1976 NC State 10
33 Bernice Mosby F 6-1 140 02/14/1984 Baylor 2
14 Eshaya Murphy G 5-11 164 04/15/1985 USC 2
41 Josephine Owino C 6-3 - 08/28/1983 Union R
43 Nakia Sanford F-C 6-4 200 05/10/1976 Kansas 6
11 Kelly Schumacher C 6-5 183 10/14/1977 Connecticut 8

Washington’s training camp roster features All-Star Alana Beard, veterans Monique Currie and Chasity Melvin, newcomers Matee Ajavon and Lindsey Harding as well as 2009 first round draft pick, Marissa Coleman.

Washington will travel to New York to face the Liberty in a school day pre-season game to be played at 10:30 am on Thursday, May 21.

“We are excited about the fifteen players who opened up camp with us on Sunday. It’s so nice to actually start camp with your best players on the court, many of whom had a chance to rest and recuperate after the long ‘off-season’ overseas,” said General Manager Angela Taylor. “The intensity and competitiveness out there on the court is off the charts as each of them battle for a spot on the final roster. Yesterday was the first day in our journey to becoming a championship contender.”

Tasha Humphrey is not listed on the official training camp roster because she reported to camp unable to perform.

The Washington Mystics organization is dedicated to providing affordable entertainment, serving as an impactful community partner and maintaining accessibility to positive female role models. Supported by passionate fans, the Mystics are elite, hardworking athletes continually striving to win a Championship.

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