Posts by Aya Abdeen

Aya Abdeen is a student in sports journalism at Arizona State University and has been a contributing writer for The Next since December 2022. She is also a sports reporter for the Sun Devils’ women’s basketball team for The State Press. Her work has also appeared on AZPreps365.

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Dearica Hamby files complaint against Las Vegas Aces, WNBA

October 5, 2023

EEOC lawsuit also names WNBA over investigation

Breanna Stewart and daughter Ruby accept the 2023 WNBA MVP Award. (Howard Megdal photo)

Inside the room where Breanna Stewart accepted the 2023 WNBA Most Valuable Player Award

September 26, 2023

‘Her greatness is not by accident’

Satou Sabally wins 2023 WNBA Most Improved Player after breakout season

September 21, 2023

Stephanie White wins Coach of the Year; Alysha Clark wins Sixth Woman of the Year

Emre Vatansever will not return as head coach, GM of Chicago Sky

September 21, 2023

A sneak peak on how next Chicago front office will look

WNBA broke viewership, attendance and social media engagement records in 2023

September 15, 2023

Players also set new records on the court for points and assists

Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd drives past Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie Young in a WNBA game.

Laney, Loyd and Copper sign contract extensions

September 10, 2023

A flurry of WNBA deals got done ahead of the league’s Sunday deadline

WNBA releases end-of-season awards schedule for 2023

August 30, 2023

The WNBA will announce the winners of 12 end-of-season awards beginning on Sept. 11

A’ja Wilson ties WNBA single-game scoring record with 53-point masterpiece

August 23, 2023

“She runs like a deer, jumps like a cat and catches as if she were a Spider-Man.”

Megan Gustafson stands with her hands on her hips.

How Megan Gustafson reached another level with the Phoenix Mercury

August 9, 2023

Get to know the floor-stretching, rim-protecting, corgi-loving big

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi dribbles the ball with her left hand and looks up court.

Diana Taurasi becomes first player in WNBA history to score 10,000 points

August 4, 2023

Third-quarter 3-pointer gets it done