Tag Archive | Ariel Atkins

2023 WNBA Regular Season Schedule Announced

The WNBA recently released its game schedule for the 2023 regular season, which will begin on Friday, May 19 and feature a record-high 40 games per team.  All 12 teams will be in action during the opening weekend of the league’s 27th regular season as part of WNBA Tip-Off 2023 presented by CarMax.  The regular season will conclude […]

Washington Mystics Mike Thibault to Retire from Coaching

Mike Thibault in action with the Washington Mystics. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports Mike Thibault has announced that he will retire from coaching the Washington Mystics. Thibault will continue as general manager and lead decision-maker pertaining to the team’s basketball operations. Eric Thibault has been named Washington’s head coach while Maria Giovannetti has been elevated to assistant general manager/senior vice president […]

USA Advances to the Women’s World Cup Semifinals With Win Against Serbia

Behind Alyssa Thomas‘ double-double (13 points, 14 rebounds), the USA prevailed over Serbia in the quarterfinals at the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Sydney. The game saw the USA trail for the first time (11-7) at the competition but a 20-0 run paved the way for a berth into the semifinals. The victory improves the […]

USA Completes Group Phase Unbeaten at Women’s World Cup

The USA Women’s National Team wrapped up the Group Phase at the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup with a 121-59 victory against Bosnia and Herzegovina. The U.S. claimed the top spot in Group A with a 5-0 record. The USA scored 100-plus points in three of the five pool play games (106-42 vs. Puerto Rico; […]

Ariel Atkins and Natasha Cloud Named to WNBA All-Defensive First Team

Ariel Atkins and Natasha Cloud in action for the Washington Mystics. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports The Women’s National Basketball Association announced recently that Washington Mystics guards Ariel Atkins and Natasha Cloud have been named to the WNBA All-Defensive First Team. This is Atkins’ fifth consecutive All-Defensive honor (2018-2022), and it marks her first All-Defensive First Team honor. This season’s […]

Washington Mystics Center Shakira Austin Named to WNBA All-Rookie Team

Shakira Austin during one of the Washington Mystics practice session. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495Sports The Women’s National Basketball Association announced recently that Washington Mystics center Shakira Austin has been named to the 2022 WNBA All-Rookie Team. She is the 6th Mystics player to be named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team and the first since Ariel Atkins (2018). The […]

Washington Mystics Down to Final Two Games as team Prepares for Playoffs

The intensity is starting to pick up now that the Washington Mystics will have a final regular season home-and-home series against the Indiana Fever. What the team will hope for is that in the final two games, that they can not only win those games, but also find whatever formulas they need in order to […]