Washington Mystics

After her first game in Washington against her former team, Phoenix Mercury guard Natasha Cloud raises her left hand in the air and puts her right hand over her heart to acknowledge the crowd.

Competitive fire, nostalgia duel in Natasha Cloud, Kristi Toliver’s D.C. homecoming

By Jenn Hatfield / July 18, 2024

Cloud: ‘Y’all was trying to get my thug tears today’

Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins shoots a left-handed jump shot as Las Vegas Aces center Kiah Stokes arrives too late to get a hand up.

With career-high 36 points, Mystics’ Ariel Atkins reminds WNBA how elite she is

By Jenn Hatfield / July 15, 2024

Eric Thibault: ‘It was probably just a bigger version of what she’s always done’

Game photos of the three Washington Mystics players who received Olympic berths are displayed side-by-side. On the left, Julie Vanloo grins. In the center, Jade Melbourne dribbles the ball with her right hand. On the right, Aaliyah Edwards looks off to her right as her ponytail hangs in the air.

‘A summer full of dreams’: How three Mystics players reacted to Olympic berths

By Jenn Hatfield / July 13, 2024

Aaliyah Edwards, Jade Melbourne and Julie Vanloo will all represent their national teams — and the Mystics — in Paris

Washington Mystics players are pictured over the Locked on WBB logo and the title Mystics Forging Ahead

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Washington Mystics forging ahead

By The Next / July 12, 2024

Jenn Hatfield joins host Natalie Heavren to discuss what’s changed for the Mystics in the last month

Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins shoots a left-handed jump shot as a Minnesota Lynx defender tries to avoid making contact from behind.

‘It had been coming’: Explaining the Washington Mystics’ growth in their past 11 games

By Jenn Hatfield / July 11, 2024

On June 10, the Mystics were 0-12. Since then, they’ve had a winning record

Washington Mystics center Stefanie Dolson smiles, shouts and clenches both fists in celebration.

How Stefanie Dolson has impacted the Mystics behind — and beyond — the 3-point line

By Jenn Hatfield / July 4, 2024

‘She’s very, very good at what she does’

Washington Mystics center Stefanie Dolson holds out her hand with three fingers up to celebrate hitting a 3-pointer in a WNBA game

Sunday Notes, Week 7: All-Star picks, Storm suffocate Sun and more

By Em Adler / June 30, 2024

Your weekly look at trends around the W

Washington Mystics point guard Brittney Sykes and wing Karlie Samuelson are photographed from behind. Sykes has a hand out in front of her as she talks.

Taking stock of the Washington Mystics’ mounting injuries

By Jenn Hatfield / June 27, 2024

Three starters, you’re out

Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins is shown from behind as she chest bumps forward Emily Engstler.

After instability in her WNBA career, Mystics’ Emily Engstler finds her ‘magic’ in a weekend back-to-back

By Jenn Hatfield / June 24, 2024

Engstler’s career performances came at exactly the right time for shorthanded Mystics

Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson shoots a layup off her fingertips next to the rim as Minnesota Lynx center Alanna Smith reaches out and up to contest the shot in a WNBA game.

Sunday Notes, Week 6: A’ja Wilson’s dominance, Connecticut’s loss and more!

By Em Adler / June 23, 2024

Our weekly look around the WNBA looks at A’ja Wilson reaching new heights, how the Sun lost, which teams have good spacing, and more!