May 11, 2009

Silver Stars Sign Katie Feenstra Mattera

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Silver Stars have signed center Katie Feenstra Mattera to a free agent contract, Head Coach and General Manager Dan Hughes announced today. Per team policy, terms of the contract have not been released.

“We are pleased to have Katie join the Silver Stars,” said Hughes. “She will add an interior presence with strong rebounding, plus she is an outstanding teammate.”

The Silver Stars first picked up Mattera in a 2005 trade with Connecticut. The 6’8” center spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons with San Antonio, averaging 8.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in 2005, then 7.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in 2006. Following the 2006 season, San Antonio traded Mattera to Detroit for Ruth Riley. Mattera appeared in 34 games for the Shock, averaging 5.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. The Shock advanced all the way to the WNBA Finals that season, losing to Phoenix in the championship round with Mattera starting nine of 11 Detroit playoff games.

Mattera spent the 2008 season with the Atlanta Dream, averaging 6.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in 33 games. Throughout her four-year WNBA career, she has averaged 7.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in 135 games and 44 starts.

The defending Western Conference Champion Silver Stars open the 2009 season on the road at Phoenix before coming home to host the New York Liberty Saturday, June 13 with Dads and Daughter’s night in honor of Father’s Day.