Coming into the 2019 season, the Washington Mystics simply have to look back one year for inspiration. The 2018 season was a very good one for the team – led by the play of star Elena Delle Donne, the Mystics tied their best record in franchise history at 22-12 and made it to the WNBA finals for the first time ever before being swept by the Seattle Storm. 2018 will serve as a starting point for this year’s squad as they are looked at as one of the favorites to take it all this year.
The 2019 Mystics come in well positioned to make it back to the finals. Starting with one-time league MVP forward Elena Delle Donne (20.7 PPG in 2018), the team also returns guard Krist Toliver (13.9 PPG), guard Ariel Atkins (11.3 PPG), forward LaToya Sanders (10.2 PPG), guard Natasha Cloud, center Tianna Hawkins and Aeriel Powers. Additionally the Mystics welcome back center Emma Meesseman who sat out the entire 2 018 season to play for Team Belgium in the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.
The Mystics open up the 2019 season on May 25 in Connecticut. One week later, on June 1st, they’ll host their first-ever game at their brand new home – the Entertainment and Sports Arena in D.C., which also serves as the home for the NBA G-League Capital City GoGo.