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. Her work has also appeared at FiveThirtyEight, Her Hoop Stats, FanSided, Power Plays and Princeton Alumni Weekly.

Washington Mystics regroup after first loss

August 2, 2020

The Chicago Sky beat the Mystics at their own game with 3-point shooting and balanced offense

What we learned about the Mystics from two huge wins

July 31, 2020

The Mystics just beat their last two WNBA finals opponents

Australian Opals players are excited about Basketball Australia’s new RISE UP initiative

July 28, 2020

The initiative is both a sign of progress and an indication that change is needed

Mystics’ Myisha Hines-Allen was the breakout player of WNBA’s opening day

July 26, 2020

Hines-Allen recorded 27 points and 10 rebounds in Washington’s 101-76 win over Indiana

Meesseman, Allemand carry Belgium’s new legacy in the WNBA

July 24, 2020

They’ve teamed up to lead the Belgian Cats to new heights, but in the wubble on Saturday, they’ll be rivals

The Washington Mystics’ Aerial Powers is pulling back the curtain on an unprecedented WNBA season

July 20, 2020

Powers has been posting YouTube vlogs about her experience in Bradenton, Florida, where all 12 WNBA teams will play this season.

Tina Charles receives medical exemption, will opt out of 2020 WNBA season

July 18, 2020

Charles announced the news in a Players’ Tribune article that also detailed her commitment to social justice

The Next @ The IX

Where things stand between Elena Delle Donne, the WNBA and the Mystics

July 16, 2020

On issues of pay, recovery and relationships, lots of moving parts to sort out

Two women’s basketball players are making the rare leap from the Ivy League to the Big Ten

July 14, 2020

Minnesota’s Laura Bagwell Katalinich and Maryland’s Katie Benzan took different paths to the Big Ten, but they’ll be conference rivals again this season

Elena Delle Donne’s medical request to opt out of 2020 season is denied

July 14, 2020

The 2019 WNBA MVP now faces a tough decision: risk playing, or forfeit her salary?