Atlanta Dream Hires Sarah Ryan as Sponsorship Sales Consultant

ATLANTA, July 16, 2013 � The Atlanta Dream, which currently owns the best record in the WNBA�s Eastern Conference, has hired Sarah Ryan to the position of sponsorship sales consultant. Ryan was a star point guard at Boston College, where she graduated with a degree in communications.

�Sarah has played women�s basketball at an elite level. She has a true passion for the game and knowledge of everything that goes into it,� said Ashley Preisinger, CEO of the Dream. �She could do many different things at this stage in her life, and we are thrilled to have her as a part of our team.�

Ryan, who has regularly attended Dream games with her husband, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, will support the team�s efforts in sponsorship sales. Since graduating, she has held administrative roles at various companies in Boston and Atlanta. Recently, she has been volunteering on a daily basis with the Boys & Girls Club�s after-school program.

�It�s a thrill to return to basketball, even in a non-playing capacity.� said Ryan. �I�m passionate about sports and bringing attention to the women who play them. I hope my perspective as a former player can open people�s eyes to how great this team and the WNBA are.�

Ryan (then Sarah Marshall) started three seasons for Boston College at point guard and ended her career second on the school�s all-time assists list. She was a three-time conference academic all-star, and was a part of two teams that made the Sweet Sixteen.

The two-time Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream, 10-3, is in its sixth season at Philips Arena as part of the Women�s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Dream qualified for the playoffs in each of the past four seasons, including back-to-back conference titles in 2010 and 2011. Season tickets and single-game tickets for the 2013 season can be purchased by calling (877) 977-7729 or visiting

The next home game is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. against the Connecticut Sun. The complete 2013 schedule can be found at