Shatori Walker-Kimbrough

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 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’

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

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

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

Washington Mystics center/forward Shakira Austin has her feet in a wide base and her body squared up to defend New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart, who operates in the post with her back to the basket.

Back from injury, Washington’s Shakira Austin seizes her chance at a bigger role

By Jenn Hatfield / May 16, 2024

Eric Thibault: ‘She took charge of her own future’

Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins dribbles with her left hand toward the rim. Center/forward Shakira Austin sets a screen for her, facing the middle of the court.

2024 WNBA season preview: Washington Mystics

By Jenn Hatfield / May 1, 2024

Ariel Atkins: ‘Everybody knows it’s different. But I think it’s OK’

Los Angeles Sparks guard Karlie Samuelson leaps off the bench and smiles as she's introduced in the starting lineup.

Washington Mystics fill holes but don’t land a superstar on Day 1 of free agency

By Jenn Hatfield / February 2, 2024

Samuelson, Richards, Vanloo and Engstler can’t replace Mystics legend Cloud

A photo taken from below looking into the Washington Mystics huddle, where Elena Delle Donne is addressing her teammates.

2024 WNBA free agency preview: Washington Mystics

By Jenn Hatfield / January 10, 2024

Is Elena Delle Donne done in D.C.?

A three-picture collage of the leading WNBA Sixth Player of the Year vote-getters: on top, Alysha Clark shoots a 3-pointer; on the bottom-left, Dana Evans fights to keep ahold of the ball as she weaves through traffic; on the bottom-right, DiJonai Carrington makes the "count it" gesture to celebrate an and-1.

The Next’s 2023 WNBA Awards: Sixth Player of the Year

By Em Adler / September 17, 2023

Former starter Aces combo forward Alysha Clark earns the honor