Julie Vanloo

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!

Washington Mystics wings DiDi Richards and Karlie Samuelson face each other. They smile and shimmy, and Richards sticks her tongue out.

How DiDi Richards has put her stamp on Washington Mystics’ starting lineup introductions

By Jenn Hatfield / June 19, 2024

Karlie Samuelson: ‘You can rely on DiDi for anything fun’

Washington Mystics guard Julie Vanloo reaches her right arm out to the side to high-five center Stefanie Dolson, who is walking toward her.

‘We got the lid off’: Washington Mystics relieved to end 0-12 start

By Jenn Hatfield / June 13, 2024

And Brittney Sykes returns — then departs with another injury

Washington Mystics point guard Jade Melbourne yells in celebration after two quick 2-pointers. She points two fingers on each hand down at the ground.

21-year-old Jade Melbourne is a quick study for Washington Mystics

By Jenn Hatfield / June 11, 2024

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough: ‘I forget how young she is because of her composure’

Mystics players in recent games

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Making sense of the 0-12 Washington Mystics

By The Next / June 10, 2024

‘They’re sticking together. They aren’t blaming anybody. They’re not pointing fingers, they’re not splintering’

Washington Mystics point guard Julie Vanloo talks to four of her teammates and uses her right hand to point away from their huddle. Her teammates have various serious expressions on their faces.

What the record doesn’t tell you about Washington Mystics’ 0-11 start

By Jenn Hatfield / June 8, 2024

They’ve hung around in almost every game, but it’s on to the next one

Side-by-side photos of Katie Lou Samuelson shooting a jump shot in warmups and Karlie Samuelson shooting a jump shot in a game. Katie Lou is shown straight on, while Karlie is shown in profile.

Karlie and Katie Lou Samuelson prepare for sister showdown

By Jenn Hatfield / June 6, 2024

The Samuelsons will go head-to-head on Friday, when Washington hosts Indiana

Washington Mystics forward Aaliyah Edwards is shown in profile, smiling broadly as she prepares to take a shot in warmups.

Rookie Aaliyah Edwards, Mystics’ ‘Duracell Bunny,’ makes WNBA transition look easy

By Jenn Hatfield / May 31, 2024

The league’s third-youngest player brings energy, consistency amid Washington’s struggles

Cameron Brink reaching for the ball in an LA Sparks game

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Checking in on WNBA rookies

By The Next / May 25, 2024

Hunter Cruse, Lincoln Shafer, and Em Adler discuss who’s thriving and who’s struggling in the WNBA rookie class

Washington Mystics guard Julie Vanloo shoots an open right-handed layup as two Connecticut Sun defenders look on from behind the play.

Brimming with confidence and ‘European flash,’ Mystics’ Julie Vanloo introduces herself to the WNBA

By Jenn Hatfield / May 18, 2024

How the 31-year-old Belgian rookie finally realized her WNBA dream