Storm Waives Greco and Montesdeoca

May 9, 2005

SEATTLE - The Seattle Storm today requested waivers on 5-9 guard Michelle Greco and 6-6 center Eva Montesdeoca.

Greco, a member of the 2004 WNBA Champion Storm, averaged 2.2 points in 13 games as a rookie. She signed as a free agent with Seattle on April 27, 2004. The UCLA grad made the Storm's roster last spring as a training-camp invitee. She joined the Storm last week after playing overseas in Italy and had two points and two assists in the Storm's preseason opener on Saturday.

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Montesdeoca signed with Seattle as a free agent on April 6, 2005. A native of Spain, Montesdeoca did not score but had a rebound in six minutes of action against the Liberty.

Veteran center Simone Edwards reported to training camp after playing in Italy during the offseason. Edwards averaged 11.2 minutes, 2.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in 23 games for the Storm in 2004. Edwards, the last original member of the Storm, was allotted by the WNBA to the Storm on May 2, 2000.

Free agent Iziane Castro Marques also reported to Storm training camp. A two-year WNBA veteran, Castro Marques spent the off-season playing in Russia and signed with Seattle as a free agent on April 6, 2005. The Storm training camp roster now stands at 14 players.

Seattle concludes its preseason schedule on Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m. against the Sacramento Monarchs at KeyArena.

Single-game tickets for Storm games can be purchased through TicketMaster by logging on to or calling 1-877-WNBA-TIX. Storm tickets are also available at the Sonics & Storm Team Shop located at 312 First Ave on KeyArena’s West Plaza.

The defending WNBA Champion Storm will open their 2005 season on ABC-TV against their Western Conference rival Los Angeles Sparks at KeyArena on Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. The following weekend, Seattle will host the Houston Comets on Friday, May 27 and the San Antonio Silver Stars on Sunday, May 29.

In the season opener against the Sparks, the 2004 WNBA Championship banner will be raised to the KeyArena rafters. The festivities will also feature Storm players receiving their championship rings.

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