|32||Bria Holmes||G||6-1||170||4/19/94||West Virginia||1|
|HEAD COACH:||Michael Cooper|
|ASST. COACHES:||Karleen Thompson|
|ATHLETIC TRAINER:||Michael Douglas|
|8||Carolyn Swords||C||6-6||209||7/19/89||Boston College||5|
|11||Lanay Montgomery||C||6-5||212||9/17/93||West Virginia||R|
|24||Jewell Loyd||G||5-10||148||10/5/93||Notre Dame||2|
|HEAD COACH:||Jenny Boucek|
|ASSISTANT COACHES:||Gary Kloppenburg|
|ATHLETIC TRAINER:||Tom Spencer|
|TEAM DOCTORS:||Dr. Adam Pourcho|
|Dr. Jeff Cary|
Seattle will look to avenge last year’s playoff loss to Atlanta, as the Storm dropped a 94-85 decision on the road on Sept. 21, 2016. Jewell Loyd paced the Storm with 24 points, and Seattle led by eight (45-37) at halftime before the Dream used a 19-5 run in the fourth quarter to pull away by as many as 14. The Storm had to earn its spot in last year’s playoffs, winning five of its last six regular season games on the way to earning the No. 7 overall seed.
Seattle owns an even 10-10 all-time record vs. the Dream, showing just how closely the teams have been matched in previous years. However, Seattle has dominated Atlanta at KeyArena in recent years, winning the last four meetings in Seattle. Last season, during a highly contested 84-81 win for the Storm on June 28, Breanna Stewart scored a career-high 38 points against Atlanta, setting franchise records for both points scored against the Dream and most points in a game by a rookie. Atlanta heads West with a 2-3 record on the road in 2017.
In partnership with Visit Seattle, the Seattle Storm is launching "Visit Seattle Sweepstakes,” a package that includes a three-day, two-night trip for two to WNBA All-Star 2017 in Seattle from July 20-22. In addition to receiving courtside seats to the All-Star game, the winners will score $200 in spending cash, a $100 gift certificate to El Guacho and a two-night stay at the Sheraton Hotel.
The sweepstakes will go live on Tuesday, June 13 at 11 a.m. PT and will close on Tuesday, June 20 at 11 a.m. PT. Fans can enter by visiting the following link: storm.wnba.com/visitseattle.
When the two teams take the court, it will be a battle of experience versus youth. Seattle’s active roster has an average age of 27 years and 122 days, making them the fourth oldest roster in the league. On the opposing bench, the Dream will field a roster with an average age of 26 years and 175 days, making it the fourth youngest. Seattle boasts a group of veterans in Sue Bird (454), Noelle Quinn (339), and Crystal Langhorne (308) who have all appeared in at least 300 WNBA games. Seven of the 12 players on Atlanta’s roster were born in the years 1992, 1993 or 1994.
Today, June 13 at 11 a.m. PDT, the WNBA opens its All-Star ballot for fan voting. Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 will take place on June 22 at KeyArena in Seattle. Fans are permitted to submit one ballot per day at WNBA.com, with voting happening on both mobile and desktop platforms. In addition to the traditional online voting, fans can also submit votes for their favorite players via Twitter and Facebook. To vote on Twitter, fans can simply tweet the first and last name, or Twitter handle, of the player they wish to vote for, along with the hashtag #WNBAVOTE. This hashtag must be included for the vote to be valid. Posting the player’s first and last name on Facebook with the same hashtag will also count as a vote. Fans can tweet or post the names of 10 unique players per day (once every 24 hours).
At tonight’s game, fans will be able to text ‘SEA’ to 55678 to receive 20% off at WNBAStore.com. The promotion will only be live during tonight’s game but fans who text “SEA” to 55678 at any other time will be able to sign up for access to our weekly StormWatch Newsletter for the latest info on the team and other promotions.
*No Purchase Necessary. Ends 6/30/17. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & DC, 18 years of age or older (or of the legal age of majority in their state of residence, whichever is older). Void where prohibited. Wnbapromo.com/sea for Official Rules & complete details.