WNBA Teams Set Rosters for 2010 Regular Season

NEW YORK, May 14, 2010 – WNBA teams have set their rosters for the 2010 season, which tips off tomorrow with five games on opening day, May 15. The season opens when Diana Taurasi and the defending champion Phoenix Mercury welcome Candace Parker, Tina Thompson and the Los Angeles Sparks to the US Airways Center at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The Tulsa Shock, under the direction of head coach and general manager Nolan Richardson, will make their official debut against the Minnesota Lynx at 8 p.m. ET.

WNBA opening day rosters feature 22 international players from 13 different countries.

Including the opening day game, ESPN2 will air 18 WNBA regular season games. WNBA Tuesdays on ESPN2 begin May 25 when the Shock hosts the Mercury at the BOK Center in Tulsa. All WNBA games on ESPN2 will be available in high definition and on ESPN3.com. This season, WNBA LiveAccess will provide fans the opportunity to watch all regular season games via WNBA.com (local blackout restrictions apply). WNBA games and programming will also reach fans in 203 countries and territories in 27 languages reaching the league’s international fans.

ATLANTA
Alison Bales
Iziane Castro Marques
Erika de Souza
Chamique Holdsclaw
Shalee Lehning
Sancho Lyttle
Angel McCoughtry
Coco Miller
Kelly Miller
Armintie Price
Brittainey Raven
CHICAGO
Mistie Bass
Dominique Canty
Shameka Christon
Sylvia Fowles
Sandora Irvin
Cathrine Kraayeveld
Abi Olajuwon
Jia Perkins
Epiphanny Prince
Erin Thorn
Tamera Young
CONNECTICUT
Tina Charles
Kerri Gardin
Kelsey Griffin
Sandrine Gruda
Allison Hightower
Anete Jekabsone- Zogota
Asjha Jones
Kara Lawson
Renee Montgomery
DeMya Walker
Tan White
INDIANA
Tully Bevilaqua
Tamika Catchings
Jessica Davenport
Katie Douglas
Ebony Hoffman
Briann January
Jessica Moore
Jené Morris
Eshaya Murphy
Allie Quigley
Tammy Sutton-Brown

LOS ANGELES
Marie Ferdinand-Harris
Betty Lennox
DeLisha Milton-Jones
Candace Parker
Ticha Penicheiro
Noelle Quinn
Andrea Riley
Tiffany Stansbury
Tina Thompson
Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton
Kristi Toliver
MINNESOTA
Nicky Anosike
Seimone Augustus
Quanitra Hollingsworth
Charde Houston
Hamchetou Maiga-Ba
Gabriela Marginean
Nuria Martinez
Rashanda McCants
Lindsay Whalen
Candice Wiggins
Monica Wright
NEW YORK
Nikki Blue
Essence Carson
Kalana Greene
Tiffany Jackson
Janel McCarville
Taj McWilliams-Franklin
Leilani Mitchell
Cappie Pondexter
Nicole Powell
Sidney Spencer
Kia Vaughn
PHOENIX
DeWanna Bonner
Candice Dupree
Sequoia Holmes
Temeka Johnson
Taylor Lilley
Nicole Ohlde
Brooke Smith
Tangela Smith
Ketia Swanier
Diana Taurasi
Penny Taylor

SAN ANTONIO
Jayne Appel
Helen Darling
Megan Frazee
Becky Hammon
Roneeka Hodges
Crystal Kelly
Edwige Lawson-Wade
Ruth Riley
Belinda Snell
Michelle Snow
Sophia Young
SEATTLE
Svetlana Abrosimova
Sue Bird
Abby Bishop
Swin Cash
Lauren Jackson
Alison Lacey
Camille Little
Ashley Robinson
Jana Vesela
Le’coe Willingham
Tanisha Wright
TULSA
Chante Black
Kara Braxton
Shanna Crossley
Amber Holt
Alexis Hornbuckle
Marion Jones
Natasha Lacy
Plenette Pierson
Scholanda Robinson
Amanda Thompson
Shavonte Zellous
WASHINGTON
Matee Ajavon
Alana Beard
Marissa Coleman
Monique Currie
Lindsey Harding
Ashley Houts
Crystal Langhorne
Chasity Melvin
Jacinta Monroe
Nakia Sanford
Katie Smith


WNBA PLAYERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD: 2010 SEASON

COUNTRY
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Brazil
Brazil
Canada
Czech Republic
France
France
Latvia
Liberia
Mali
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Spain
St. Vincent
St. Vincent
PLAYER
Tully Bevilaqua
Abby Bishop
Kristi Harrower
Lauren Jackson
Alison Lacey
Penny Taylor
Belinda Snell
Iziane Castro Marques
Erika de Souza
Tammy Sutton-Brown
Jana Vesela
Sandrine Gruda
Edwige Lawson-Wade
Anete Jekabsone-Zogota
Matee Ajavon
Hamchetou Maiga-Ba
Ticha Penicheiro
Gabriela Marginean
Svetlana Abrosimova
Nuria Martinez
Sancho Lyttle
Sophia Young
WNBA TEAM
Indiana Fever
Seattle Storm
Los Angeles Sparks
Seattle Storm
Seattle Storm
Phoenix Mercury
San Antonio Silver Stars
Atlanta Dream
Atlanta Dream
Indiana Fever
Seattle Storm
Connecticut Sun
San Antonio Silver Stars
Connecticut Sun
Washington Mystics
Minnesota Lynx
Los Angeles Sparks
Minnesota Lynx
Seattle Storm
Minnesota Lynx
Atlanta Dream
San Antonio Silver Stars

As of May 14, 2010, there are 22 international players on rosters, hailing from 13 different countries.
At the end of the 2009 WNBA Season, there were 20 international players on rosters, hailing from 11 different countries.
At the end of the 2008 WNBA season, there were 25 international players on rosters, hailing from 17 different countries.
At the end of the 2007 WNBA season, there were 24 international players on rosters, hailing from 16 different countries.
At the end of the 2006 WNBA season, there were 31 international players on rosters, hailing from 19 different countries.
At the end of the 2005 WNBA season, there were 30 international players on rosters, hailing from 16 different countries.


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