Liberty Announce Official Opening Day 2011 Roster

NEW YORK, NY, June 2, 2011 - The New York Liberty announced today its official opening day roster for the 2011 season. Liberty fans will be able to see the team in action for the first time on Sunday, June 5 when they travel to Atlanta to take on the Dream at 3pm, visit NYLiberty.com to watch the game live online. The home-opener is on Saturday, June 11 at 7pm against the Indiana Fever at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey and will be telecast live on MSG Network. A complete roster is included below.

"This is a strong, quick, athletic and defensive-minded group of players that will be an exciting team to watch this season. We have a very talented group of veterans that will help lead a strong collection of rookies that have a great opportunity to learn and grow their game this season," Whisenant said. "We are really looking forward to tipping off the season this weekend, and believe this will be a team to watch down the stretch."

NEW YORK LIBERTY 2011 ROSTER

PlayerHeightWeightNumberPositionSchool
Jessica Breland6'2"165#51FUNC
Essence Carson6'0"165#17GRutgers
Sydney Colson5'8"140#50GTexas A&M
Quanitra Hollingsworth 6'5" 200 #9 C VA Commonwealth
Leilani Mitchell 5'5" 128 #5 G Utah
Alex Montgomery 6'1" 185 #22 F GA Tech
Plenette Pierson 6'2" 180 #33 F Texas Tech
Cappie Pondexter 5'9" 160 #23 G Rutgers
Nicole Powell 6'2" 170 #14 G/F Stanford
Sidney Spencer 6'3" 170 #6 F Tennessee
Kia Vaughn 6'3" 198 #15 C Rutgers

Individual game tickets are available for purchase at the Prudential Center Box Office, Madison Square Garden Box Office, on-line at NYLiberty.com, through the WNBA Ticketmaster charge-by-phone number 877-WNBA-TIX, all Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com.

New York Liberty home games will be played at Prudential Center for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 seasons while Madison Square Garden undergoes a comprehensive, top-to-bottom Transformation. Prudential Center is a convenient 15 minutes away from The Garden by train.