Washington Mystics Set To Open Training Camp

Washington, D.C. – The Washington Mystics will open training camp on Monday, May 6, at 1:30 p.m. at Verizon Center. Training camp is not open to the public.

Washington’s training camp roster features All-Star Crystal Langhorne, veterans Matee Ajavon and Monique Currie as well as newcomers Ivory Latta, Kia Vaughn and first round pick Tayler Hill.

The team is currently set to host Media Day on Thursday, May 9, at Verizon Center from 1:00 p.m-3:00 p.m. Washington will play the Brazilian National Team in a preseason contest on May 15 and will travel to North Dakota to face the 2011 WNBA Champions Minnesota Lynx on May 18 at 7:00 p.m.

The following is the official 2013 Washington Mystics training camp roster and tentative schedule for the week of May 6:

Number Player Height/Weight School
22 Matee Ajavon * 5-8, 160 lbs. Rutgers
0 Shannon Bobbitt 5-2, 130 Tennessee
24 Ashley Corral 5-9 USC
25 Monique Currie 6-0, 177 lbs. Duke
4 Tayler Hill 5-10 Ohio St.
1 Crystal Langhorne 6-2, 190 lbs. Maryland
12 Ivory Latta 5-6, 143 lbs. North Carolina
5 Nadirah McKenith 5-7 St. Johns
33 Emma Meesseman * 6-4 Belgium
14 Drey Mingo 6-2 Purdue
20 Natalie Novosel ** 5-11 Notre Dame
11 Shey Peddy 5-7 Temple
44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt 5-10 North Carolina
2 Michelle Snow 6-5, 158 Tennessee
9 Kia Vaughn* 6-2, 200 Rutgers
23 Avery Warley 6-3, 202 Liberty

* Late arriving to camp due to overseas commitments
** Will not participate the first week of camp due to concussion

Practice Schedule for the week of May 6

Monday, May 6 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m./6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 9 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m./6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
MEDIA DAY 1:00 p.m-3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 10 TBD
Saturday, May 11 Off
Sunday, May 12 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Last 30 minutes of practice are open to the media

The Washington Mystics will open the 2013 season on Monday, May 27 against the Tulsa Shock in a game that will be televised on ESPN2 at 3:00 pm. Washington’s home opener is set for June 2 at 4:00 pm against the Atlanta Dream. Season tickets for the 2013 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 www.washingtonmystics.com.

The WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The group also owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals and Verizon Center – the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University's Patriot Center.