Natasha Cloud

Blake Dietrick, Lakin Roland, Leslie Robinson and Camille Zimmerman hold up one finger to celebrate winning a Red Bull 3x3 event.

Instant chemistry: How four Ivy League alumnae came together to play – and grow – 3×3 basketball

By Jenn Hatfield / September 18, 2022

‘They’re what I love about basketball,’ said WNBA point guard-turned-fan Natasha Cloud

Four pictures in a collage: on the left, Seattle Storm big wing Breanna Stewart, mid-air, leaps from under the rim to Dallas Wing big Isabelle Harrison and blocks Harrison's shot with her fingertips; on the top-right, Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson extends a hand up and out to deter a shot while keeping her back between Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles and the basket, as Fowles catches the ball just outside Wilson's reach; on the bottom-left, Connecticut Sun big wing Alyssa Thomas keeps a hand on the side of Washington big wing Elena Delle Donne while they jockey for post position

The Next’s 2022 WNBA Awards: Defensive Player of the Year and All-Defense

By Em Adler / September 2, 2022

Breanna Stewart rises to the top

Washington Mystics point guard Natasha Cloud high-fives her teammates as she is introduced in the starting lineup before a game against the Seattle Storm at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on July 30, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

‘Warrior’ Natasha Cloud can’t save Washington Mystics from painful playoff exit

By Jenn Hatfield / August 23, 2022

‘They were just a little bit better all the way around’

Washington Mystics forward/guard Elena Delle Donne (11) shoots over Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) during a game at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on July 30, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

Finally healthy for the playoffs, Elena Delle Donne has a ‘dominating’ Game 1 performance

By Jenn Hatfield / August 19, 2022

But Delle Donne and the Mystics couldn’t write the storybook ending

Washington Mystics players Natasha Cloud (far left), Alysha Clark (22), Elena Delle Donne (11) and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (32) confer during a game against the Minnesota Lynx at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on July 17, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

Are the Washington Mystics ready for the playoffs?

By Jenn Hatfield / July 29, 2022

Currently tied for fourth, the Mystics have a big opportunity this week to improve their playoff seed — and answer some lingering questions

New mural of Brittney Griner and other wrongful detainees has Washington Mystics’ fingerprints on it

By Jenn Hatfield / July 23, 2022

The Mystics’ Elizabeth Williams and Natasha Cloud helped put the mural up, and several members of the New York Liberty attended the unveiling in Washington

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