FEVER: Indiana Set to Open 18th WNBA Season on West Coast
FEVER SET TO OPEN 18TH WNBA SEASON ON WEST COAST INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Fever tip off their 18th WNBA season Sunday in Seattle, opening the regular season for the first time on the West Coast. It is just the second time in club history the Fever open a season with consecutive road games, traveling to Phoenix next Wednesday prior to a home opener on Saturday, May 20 against the Connecticut Sun. Two-for-one tickets for next Saturday's Opening Night Delivered by Papa John's are available by visiting FeverBasketball.com/PapaJohns and entering offer code: PIZZA. General admission tickets start at $13, with the first 5,000 fans receiving a 2017 Fever schedule magnet and car magnet. Fans can save a $2 box office surcharge by purchasing tickets in advance of the day of the game. Indiana's 2017 roster is final for new head coach Pokey Chatman, following this week's trade acquisition of combo guard Jazmon Gwathmey. Returning are eight core players from the Fever's playoff team a year ago. Joining the team are five-time All-Star Candice Dupree, free agent post player Nadia Colhado and standout rookie Erica McCall from Stanford.
2017 INDIANA FEVER REGULAR SEASON ROSTER NO PLAYER POS HT WT BIRTHDATE SCHOOL 'YR WNBA YEARS 11 Natalie Achonwa C 6-4 183 11/22/1992 Notre Dame '14 2 25 Marissa Coleman G-F 6-1 160 01/04/1987 Maryland '09 8 31 Nadia Colhado C 6-4 196 02/25/1989 Brazil 2 4 Candice Dupree F 6-2 178 08/16/1984 Temple '06 11 1 Jazmon Gwathmey G 6-2 158 01/24/1993 James Madison '16 1 20 Briann January G 5-8 144 01/11/1987 Arizona State '09 8 42 Shenise Johnson G 5-11 172 12/08/1990 Miami '12 5 2 Erlana Larkins F 6-1 205 04/02/1986 North Carolina '08 7 22 Erica McCall F 6-2 184 08/21/1995 Stanford '17 R 3 Tiffany Mitchell G 5-9 152 09/23/1994 South Carolina '16 1 32 Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga G 6-0 171 05/02/1989 Stanford '11 5 17 Erica Wheeler G 5-7 143 05/02/1991 Rutgers '13 2
HEAD COACH: Pokey Chatman, LSU '91 ASSISTANT COACH: Steven Key, Boston U. '90 ASSISTANT COACH: Jessie Miller, Illinois-Chicago '10 ATHLETIC TRAINER: Todd Champlin, Daemen College '82 STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH: Chase Campbell, Ball State '15 PLAYER DEVELOPMENT COACH: Tully Bevilaqua, Australia VIDEO COORDINATOR: Anthony Beaumont, Loyola-Chicago '14 EQUIPMENT/OPERATIONS COORDINATOR: Megan Tsangaris, Xavier '15
A WNBA playoff participant in 12 straight seasons and 13 times since 2002, the Indiana Fever have reached at least the conference finals eight times in the past 12 years - including WNBA Finals appearances in 2009 and 2015, and a WNBA championship in 2012. For single-game ticket information or 2017 season ticket information, visit FeverBasketball.com or call (317) 917-2528.
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