WNBA Teams Set Rosters for 2009 Regular Season

NEW YORK, June 5, 2009 – WNBA teams have set their rosters for the 2009 season, which tips off tomorrow with a full slate of six games on opening day. The action gets underway on ABC as Lisa Leslie begins her final WNBA season when the Los Angeles Sparks host the defending champion Detroit Shock at 2:30 p.m. ET. Other key matchups include the San Antonio Silver Stars facing off against the Phoenix Mercury and the Connecticut Sun hosting the Washington Mystics.

WNBA opening day rosters feature 18 international players from 11 different countries.

In addition, WNBA LiveAccess, a new feature on WNBA.com, will provide fans with free access to more than 200 live game Webcasts - the league’s most comprehensive offering - throughout the 2009 WNBA season. Overall, the extensive online offering will complement the WNBA’s broadcast coverage, which includes live national telecasts of up to 29 regular season and postseason contests on ESPN2 and ABC and another 50 games on NBA TV, as well as games streamed on ESPN360.com.

Iziane Castro Marques
Erika de Souza
Chamique Holdsclaw
Jennifer Lacy
Shalee Lehning
Sancho Lyttle
Angel McCoughtry
Coco Miller
Michelle Snow
Nikki Teasley
Tamera Young
Dominique Canty
Candice Dupree
Shyra Ely
Sylvia Fowles
Chen Nan
Jia Perkins
Armintie Price
Kristen Sharp
Erin Thorn
Kristi Toliver
Brooke Wyckoff
Chante Black
Kiesha Brown
Kristi Cirone
Lauren Ervin
Kerri Gardin
Amber Holt
Asjha Jones
Erin Phillips
Barbara Turner
Lindsay Whalen
Tamika Whitmore
Kara Braxton
Barbara Farris
Cheryl Ford
Kristin Haynie
Alexis Hornbuckle
Taj McWilliams
Deanna Nolan
Plenette Pierson
Olayinka Sanni
Katie Smith
Shavonte Zellous

Tully Bevilaqua
Tamika Catchings
Tamecka Dixon
Katie Douglas
Yolanda Griffith
Ebony Hoffman
Briann January
Tammy Sutton-Brown
Erica White
Khadijah Whittington
Christina Wirth
Shannon Bobbitt
Marie Ferdinand-Harris
Kristi Harrower
Vanessa Hayden
Betty Lennox
Lisa Leslie
DeLisha Milton-Jones
Candace Parker
Noelle Quinn
Tina Thompson
Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton
Nicky Anosike
Seimone Augustus
Roneeka Hodges
Quanitra Hollingsworth
Charde Houston
Rashanda McCants
Kelly Miller
Renee Montgomery
LaToya Pringle
Christi Thomas
Candice Wiggins
Ashley Battle
Essence Carson
Shameka Christon
Tiffany Jackson
Cathrine Kraayeveld
Erlana Larkins
Janel McCarville
Leilani Mitchell
Loree Moore
Sidney Spencer
Kia Vaughn

DeWanna Bonner
Temeka Johnson
Kelly Mazzante
Nicole Ohlde
Cappie Pondexter
Allie Quigley
Brooke Smith
Tangela Smith
Ketia Swanier
Diana Taurasi
Le’Coe Willingham
Rebekkah Brunson
Laura Harper
Crystal Kelly
Kara Lawson
Hamchetou Maiga-Ba
Chelsea Newton
Courtney Paris
Ticha Penicheiro
Nicole Powell
Scholanda Robinson
DeMya Walker
Shanna Crossley
Helen Darling
Megan Frazee
Becky Hammon
Vickie Johnson
Edwige Lawson-Wade
Katie Mattera
Erin Perperoglou
Ruth Riley
Belinda Snell
Sophia Young
Suzy Batkovic-Brown
Sue Bird
Janell Burse
Swin Cash
Katie Gearlds
Lauren Jackson
Shannon Johnson
Camille Little
Ashley Robinson
Ashley Walker
Tanisha Wright

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Nikki Blue
Marissa Coleman
Monique Currie
Lindsey Harding
Tasha Humphrey
Crystal Langhorne
Chasity Melvin
Josephine Owino
Nakia Sanford

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