Ariel Atkins

Washington Mystics forward Myisha Hines-Allen drives to the basket during a game against the Las Vegas Aces at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 2, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

How Washington’s Myisha Hines-Allen found her footing in a season of adjustments

By Jenn Hatfield / August 18, 2022

Hines-Allen has filled practically every role for the Mystics this season, and now she’s putting them all together to be her best self

Washington Mystics point guard Rui Machida laughs on the bench during a game against the Atlanta Dream at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on June 28, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

‘A phenomenal, phenomenal human being’: How the Mystics celebrate Rui Machida

By Jenn Hatfield / July 19, 2022

‘When she comes into the game, it’s energy’

Washington Mystics wing Alysha Clark runs with her palms facing the sky during a game against the Connecticut Sun at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on June 19, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

‘She’s everywhere’: Inside the elite defense of Alysha Clark

By Jenn Hatfield / July 12, 2022

On a Mystics team with several all-WNBA defenders, Clark is ‘head of our snake’

Seattle Storm big wing Breanna Stewart leans back with the ball high above her head as she begins to shoot a fadeaway jumper, while New York Liberty big Natasha Howard leans toward her with an arm outstretched to try to block the shot.

The Next’s 2022 WNBA midseason awards

By Em Adler / July 11, 2022

Stewart, Wilson in tight MVP race; Howard leads ROY pack

Washington Mystics guards Ariel Atkins (left) and Natasha Cloud celebrate on the bench during a game against the Atlanta Dream on June 28, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

Ariel Atkins’ All-Star selection reflects how she has quietly continued to improve

By Jenn Hatfield / June 30, 2022

Mystics react to Atkins’ All-Star nod, Delle Donne and Cloud’s snubs

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

By Jenn Hatfield / June 21, 2022

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

Frustration and quiet tension marked Tina Charles’ return to Washington

By Jenn Hatfield / June 13, 2022

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

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

By Jenn Hatfield / June 2, 2022

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

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

By Jenn Hatfield / May 28, 2022

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

The joy of a Washington Mystics season opener featuring Elena Delle Donne

By Jenn Hatfield / May 7, 2022

Delle Donne played in a season opener on Friday for the first time since 2018, and it mattered for reasons beyond the final score