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2009 Washington Mystics season

2009 Washington Mystics season
Head Coach Julie Plank
Arena Verizon Center
Attendance 11,338 per game
Record 16–18
Place 4th (Eastern)
Playoff Finish Lost First Round
Team Leaders
Points Beard (15.9)
Rebounds Langhorne (8.0)
Assists Harding (4.7)
Washington Mystics seasons
< 2008 2010 >

The 2009 WNBA season is the 12th season for the Washington Mystics franchise of the Women's National Basketball Association. The Mystics reached the playoffs for the first time in three years. They lost to the Indiana Fever in the first round in a sweep.


Dispersal Draft

Based on the Mystics' 2008 record, they would pick 2nd in the Houston Comets dispersal draft. The Mystics picked Matee Ajavon.

WNBA Draft

The following are the Mystics' selections in the 2009 WNBA Draft.



  • June 16: The Mystics signed Kristen Mann and waived Josephine Owino.
  • June 5: The Mystics waived Bernice Mosby.
  • June 4: The Mystics waived Kristen Mann and Kelly Schumacher.
  • June 2: The Mystics waived Eshaya Murphy.
  • June 1: The Mystics waived Kiesha Brown.
  • May 11: The Mystics signed Kelly Schumacher waived Coco Miller.
  • May 1: The Mystics signed Kiesha Brown and waived Crystal Smith and Camille LeNoir.
  • April 15: The Mystics waived Laurie Koehn, Krystal Vaughn, and Andrea Gardner.
  • February 9: The Mystics signed free agent Chasity Melvin and waived Miriam Sy and Zane Teilane.
  • February 6: The Mystics signed Andrea Gardner, Laurie Koehn and Crystal Smith to training camp contracts.
  • January 30: The Mystics acquired Lindsey Harding, the 23rd pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft, and the second-round pick in the 2010 Draft from the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for the 9th and the 15th picks in the 2009 WNBA Draft.
  • January 20: The Mystics claimed Kristen Mann off waivers.
  • September 14, 2008: The Mystics signed Coco Miller to a two-year extension.
  • August 12, 2008: The Mystics received a second-round pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft (24th overall) from the Detroit Shock as part of the Taj McWilliams-Franklin/Tasha Humphrey transaction.


Free agents


Players Coaches

Season standings

Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight From
G 22 United States Ajavon, Matee 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Rutgers
G/F 20 United States Beard, Alana 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Duke
PG 32 United States Blue, Nikki 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 163 lb (74 kg) UCLA
G/F 4 United States Coleman, Marissa 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Maryland
PF 25 United States Currie, Monique 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Duke
G 10 United States Harding, Lindsey 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 139 lb (63 kg) Duke
C 1 United States Langhorne, Crystal 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 184 lb (83 kg) Maryland
F 24 United States Mann, Kristen 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) UC Santa Barbara
F/C 44 United States Melvin, Chasity 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) North Carolina State
F 33 United States Mosby, Bernice 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 140 lb (64 kg) Baylor
C 43 United States Sanford, Nakia 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Kansas
Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Indiana Fever x 22 12 .647 14–3 8–9 17–5
Atlanta Dream x 18 16 .529 4.0 12–5 6–11 10–12
Detroit Shock x 18 16 .529 4.0 11–6 7–10 11–11
Washington Mystics x 16 18 .471 6.0 11–6 5–12 10–12
Chicago Sky o 16 18 .471 6.0 12–5 4–13 10–12
Connecticut Sun o 16 18 .471 6.0 12–5 4–13 9–12
New York Liberty o 13 21 .382 9.0 8–9 5–12 8–13



2009 Game Log: Preseason

Regular season

2009 Game Log: Regular Season
Watch all games live on WNBA LiveAccess


2009 Game Log: Postseason

Regular Season Statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game
 PPG  Points per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage  TO  Turnovers per game  PF  Fouls per game Team leader

Player Statistics

Team Statistics

Awards and honors


External links

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