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.

‘Sensational’ Shatori Walker-Kimbrough continues to thrive

September 13, 2021

Midseason acquisition has been vital for DC

‘I can’t really say anything was working for me’: Tina Charles moves into second all-time in rebounding

September 11, 2021

A frustrated but relentless Charles grabbed six of her own misses and 16 rebounds overall against Atlanta

How hobbled Washington Mystics still have a real chance at the playoffs

September 7, 2021

Mystics are trying to get hot, healthy just in time

As a leader, point guard and advocate, Natasha Cloud’s presence is bigger than ever this season

September 6, 2021

The perennial underdog is also the Washington Mystics’ ‘mama bear’ and vocal leader

‘I got you’: The family love behind DeWanna Bonner and Erica McCall’s success

August 30, 2021

Bonner and McCall are closer than ever after being teammates overseas, but they will go head-to-head on Tuesday for the ninth time in their careers

The Next presents: An Oakland WNBA expansion draft simulation (Part 1 of 2)

August 27, 2021

Our beat reporters set which players are off-limits

Emma Meesseman

Emma Meesseman decides not to play in the WNBA in 2021

August 25, 2021

The Washington Mystics had left the door open for Meesseman to join the team after the Olympics, but Meesseman said she needed to “take some extra time” for herself after a grueling summer of basketball

‘That’s my Batman’: Sights and sounds from Elena Delle Donne’s season debut

August 23, 2021

The Washington Mystics star and two-time WNBA MVP showed some familiar moves, scoring 16 points in her first game since 2019

The Washington Mystics’ playoff hopes — and bigger aspirations — come down to consistency

August 22, 2021

The Mystics played great in three straight first halves against Las Vegas and Phoenix — but then the wheels fell off

Ariel Atkins honored for making Team USA

Inside Ariel Atkins’ Olympic experience with Team USA

August 17, 2021

There was a gold medal, of course, but also midnight phone calls, lessons from veterans and birthday celebrations