Coach: Nancy Darsch

1998 record: 3-27 l 5th in East l Did not make playoffs

The Mystics revamped their roster and coaching staff after last season's disappointing debut. Nancy Darsch joins the team from the New York Liberty, where she was head coach the past two seasons. Chamique Holdsclaw, who led the University of Tennessee to three NCAA championships, brings enormous talent to the Mystics and is expected to make a significant contribution in her first year as a professional. Though Holdsclaw's impact is important, the addition of Andrea Nagy to the roster is perhaps just as crucial. A classic point guard with pass-first instincts, Nagy can get the ball to scorers Holdsclaw and Nikki McCray. Newcomers Jennifer Whittle and Shalonda Enis shore up Washington's front court. Alessandra Santos de Oliveira, who missed 14 games last season after straining the medial collateral ligament in her right knee, missed much of training camp while finishing her season in Brazil. Until her injury, she was the team's second-leading scorer and top rebounder.

Web site: www.wnba.com/mystics/

Top Players

Andrea Nagy

5-7, 157 lbs.

Jennifer Whittle

6-5, 176 lbs.

Chamique Holdsclaw

6-2, 167 lbs.

Murriel Page

6-2, 158 lbs.

Last Year's Starting Lineup

G

Nikki McCray

G

Rita Williams

F

Alessandra Santos

de Oliveira

F

Murriel Page

F

Penny Moore

1998 Team Statistics

PPG FG pct. 3pt. pct. FT Pct. RPG APG

65.1 .395 .264 .645 30.8 13.2

Opponent Statistics

PPG FG pct. 3pt. pct. FT Pct. RPG APG

80.5 .468 .352 .711 34.5 18.3

Schedule

June

10Charlotte7

12at Houston4

14at New York7:30

18Detroit7

19at Orlando7:30

22Phoenix7

25Houston7

26at Cleveland7

30at Charlotte7:30

July

2Sacramento8

6New York7:30

8Utah7

10at Detroit1

12Charlotte7

16Detroit7

17at Charlotte7:30

19Orlando7

21Cleveland11:45*

23at Minnesota8

25at Phoenix10

26at Utah9

29at Sacramento10

31at Los Angeles10:30

August

2at Detroit7:30

5Orlando7

7at Cleveland4

8Cleveland4

11New York7

14Los Angeles4

15 at Orlando7:30

17 at New York7:30

21Minnesota7

CAPTION: Top player: Chamique Holdsclaw