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.

‘She felt my feelings just as hard’: Kendyl, Chloe and Kenny Brooks have grown closer through basketball—and in retirement

November 26, 2021

As their careers come to a close, Brooks’ daughters have grown closer through basketball and beyond

‘We’re all energy givers’: Inside the culture that makes Columbia an Ivy League contender

November 22, 2021

The Lions prepare to challenge the Ivy duopoly

Washington Mystics ink Mike Thibault and staff to contract extensions

November 18, 2021

Thibault has coached in the WNBA for 19 seasons, including nine in DC—and he’s back for more

‘I don’t know if we’ve had one like her’: Sabally sisters are both one of a kind at Oregon

November 9, 2021

Satou and Nyara Sabally play the game very differently, but their numbers as Ducks paint a similarly dominant picture

Harvard head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith will retire after the 2021-22 season

November 6, 2021

Entering her 40th season, Delaney-Smith is the winningest Ivy League coach of all time in any sport

2021-22 Ivy League preview

November 1, 2021

Ivy League women’s basketball is back—and as deep as ever

Answering six ‘Stics offseason questions

October 18, 2021

DC faces a crucial offseason

Former Mystic, now-Mayor Tamara James is a different kind of ‘point guard’

October 14, 2021

James, the mayor of her hometown of Dania Beach, is a force for change from the inside

Who wins Defensive Player of the Year in the WNBA?

October 9, 2021

Looking at the award’s history, one position tends to be favored, winning 17 of the 25 awards to date

‘Her Home Court’: Now Natasha Cloud belongs to the ages

October 4, 2021

A mural pays tribute to Natasha Cloud’s journey, on and off the court