Liberty Re-signs Kraayeveld

New York, NY - February 8, 2006 - The New York Liberty has re-signed forward Cathrine Kraayeveld for the 2006 WNBA season. Liberty Senior Vice President and General Manager Carol Blazejowski made the announcement today.

This will be Kraayeveld’s second season in the WNBA. The 6’4” forward was originally drafted by the San Antonio Silver Stars with the 27th pick in the 2005 WNBA Draft. She was released by the Silver Stars following training camp, and was signed by the Liberty on July 1st. In 17 regular season games for the Liberty in 2005, Kraayeveld averaged 4.1 points to go with 1.6 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game. She registered a .418 field goal and .933 free throw percentage on the season.

“We are pleased to have Cathrine back for the 2006 season,” said Blazejowski. “She came in mid-way through last season and really contributed to our team. Not only does she add size and a physical presence to our front court, but she can step out and shoot the three as well.”

A 2005 University of Oregon graduate, Kraayeveld averaged 10.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game over her four-year career with the Ducks. As a senior, she led the team to a 20-8 regular season record and a first round victory over TCU in the NCAA Tournament. That same year, she was named to the All-Pac 10 First Team, an award that she was named honorable mention for in 2002 and 2003.

As per team policy conditions of the contract were not released.