Founded in 1998, the Washington Mystics are the Eastern Conference WNBA team in Washington, DC. While the Washington Mystics are known for having high quality players, such as Chamique Holdsclaw, Alana Beard, and Crystal Langhorne, they have never made it to the WNBA Finals. However, the Mystics have made it to the playoffs six times and have also been to the Conference Finals once. Even though the Mystics got off to a rocky start, once Marianne Stanley took over as head coach, the duo of Chanique Holdsclaw and Stacey Dales-Schuman led the Mystics to the playoffs in 2002. Afterwards, the Mystics suffered another bad season, leading to the sidelining of Holdsclaw for medical reasons. Despite the latest turn of events, with their all-star out, thanks to being led by Alana Beard, the Mystics were able to make the playoffs once again.
More rocky roads came upon the mystics in the following season, much due to vast organizational changes. After another rotten season, it was clear the franchise desperately needed an overhaul if it was to see success. New coaches came onboard, while underperforming players were replaced. These changes proved fruitful, as the Mystics once again made playoffs. The following season, 2010, was the Mystic’s best season, with a record of 22-12.
While the Mystics and their fans had high hopes coming off of their best season, further controversial infrastructure changes to the franchise led to another rocky season. Now with a new coach and general manager, the Mystics hope to see another successful season. Mystics’ fans have never lost hope and still pack the house to show their love to these wonderful ladies.
Part of the allure of going to the game is to see how it all plays out. Whether they are successful or not, the game is always intriguing and engaging. These ladies are tough and it shows as they pull off some of the most daring moves on the court. DC loves the Mystics and has much pride and respect for the strength and skills of these wonderful women. If you haven’t hit a Mystics game, you are truly missing out. Check out information on the Mystics schedule, so you can hit a game and see what all the buzz is about.
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Washington Mystics Schedule
The Mystics have a great season lined up. To check out the Mystics’ schedule, click here.
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