Posts by Jenn Hatfield

Jenn Hatfield has been a contributor to The Next since December 2018 and is currently the site's managing editor, Washington Mystics beat reporter and Ivy League beat reporter. (She also writes the "Family Rivalries" series for The Next.) Her work has also appeared at FiveThirtyEight, Her Hoop Stats and FanSided.

Is Elena Delle Donne the same as she ever was?

June 23, 2022

The fact that we can even ask the question shows how far Delle Donne has come

Chamique Holdsclaw flashes a peace sign to the crowd as she is inducted into the Washington Mystics Hall of Fame on June 19, 2022. Fellow inductees Murriel Page and Vicky Bullett are visible in the background.

Past, present and future collide as the Mystics celebrate their Hall of Famers

June 21, 2022

‘It means a lot to know you’re not forgotten’

Pittsburgh guard Dayshanette Harris is shown in profile view shooting the ball, with a Duke player in the background.

Foreign tours are officially back in women’s college basketball

June 19, 2022

At least 15 teams will travel internationally this summer for basketball and bonding

Frustration and quiet tension marked Tina Charles’ return to Washington

June 13, 2022

Mystics lament wasted offensive effort but hold Charles below her scoring average

How Myisha Hines-Allen busted out of her early-season shooting slump for the Washington Mystics

June 11, 2022

Hines-Allen and the Mystics went back to the 2020 playbook

As an athlete and activist, Kennedy Burke is blossoming with the Washington Mystics

June 8, 2022

Building on a strong overseas season, the quiet fourth-year wing is elevating her game and raising her voice in the WNBA

Washington Mystics center/forward Elizabeth Williams (1) blocks the shot of Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (25) during a game at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, on May 28, 2022.

‘Backcourt bouncer’ Elizabeth Williams’ defense raises the Washington Mystics’ ceiling

June 2, 2022

The Indiana Fever will be seeing Williams in their nightmares after she had six blocks and 15 rebounds on Tuesday

Washington Mystics assistant general manager Maria Giovannetti (left) rises to her feet during a game against the Chicago Sky on May 22, 2022.

‘We can’t go without her’: Meet Maria Giovannetti, the Washington Mystics’ assistant general manager and secret weapon

June 1, 2022

In nearly two decades with the Mystics, Giovannetti has gone from game operations to Mike Thibault’s potential successor as general manager

Six things we’ve learned about the Washington Mystics after six wins

May 28, 2022

Mystics head coach Mike Thibault gives his group a B+ or A- to date — but some players deserve A’s

Washington Mystics acting head coach Eric Thibault addresses the media after a game against the Atlanta Dream on May 24, 2022.

Natasha Cloud, Eric Thibault lead Mystics media blackout after Texas school shooting

May 25, 2022

‘We cannot continue to allow these things to happen’