MYSTICS OPEN TRAINING CAMP

Washington, D.C. – Training camp for the Washington Mystics begins on Sunday, April 25th at the Verizon Center. Training camp is not open to the public. The following is the official 2010 Washington Mystics training camp roster:

No. Player Pos. Ht. /Wt. Birthdate College WNBA Exp.
22 Matee Ajavon* G 5-8/160 5/07/86 Rutgers 2
2 La’Tangela Atkinson G/F 6-1/164 3/22/84 North Carolina
20 Alana Beard1 G/F 5-11/160 5/14/82 Duke ’04 6
32 Nikki Blue G 5-8/163 4/29/84 UCLA’06 4
4 Marissa Coleman G/F 6-1/160 1/04/87 Maryland ’09 1
25 Monique Currie* F 6-0/177 2/25/83 Duke ’06 4
42 Shanavia Dowdell F 6-2 9/10/87 Louisiana Tech R
8 Lauren Ervin* F 6-4/171 3/24/85 Arkansas 1
21 Alexis Gray-Lawson G 5-8 4/21/87 California R
10 Lindsey Harding* G 5-8/139 6/12/84 Duke ’07 3
5 Lele Hardy G 5-10 9/6/88 Clemson ’10 R
11 Alysha Harvin F 5-10 8/30/88 Florida State R
15 Ewilina Kobryn C -- 5/7/82 Tarnobrzeg, Poland R
1 Crystal Langhorne F/C 6-2/190 10/27/86 Maryland ’08 2
24 Kristen Mann* F 6-1/185 8/10/83 UC-Santa Barbara 5
44 Chasity Melvin* C/F 6-3/185 5/03/76 NC State ’98 11
50 Jacinta Monroe F 6-5 9/4/88 Florida State R
43 Nakia Sanford F/C 6-4/200 5/10/76 Kansas ’99 7
13 Jenna Smith C 6-3 7/25/88 Illinois R
30 Katie Smith G 5-11/175 6/4/74 Ohio State 11
14 Carla Thomas* F 6-3/200 10/31/85 Vanderbilt 1

*Overseas Commitment
1Injured & not participating in training camp

Washington’s training camp roster features the 2009 WNBA’s Most Improved Player, Crystal Langhorne, newly acquired All-Star, Katie Smith, veterans Nakia Sanford and Monique Currie, and the 2010 first round draft pick, Jacinta Monroe.

The Mystics will open against the New York Liberty in a school day pre-season game to be played at 11:30 am on Wednesday, May 5.

The Washington Mystics will tip off the 2010 season with a back to back on Saturday, May 15 on the road against the Eastern Conference Champions, Indiana Fever followed by a match up on Sunday, May 16 at Minnesota Lynx. Washington will host the club’s home opener on Friday, May 21, against the New York Liberty. Season and group tickets for the 2010 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 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.

Practice Schedule the week of April 25:

Sunday, April 25 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Monday, April 26 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m./ 4:00 p.m.-7:0p.m.
Wednesday, April 28 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 29 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m./ 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 30 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 1 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m./ 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.