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Phoenix Mercury Signs Five Players to Training Camp Contracts

April 4, 2024 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
Phoenix Mercury News Release

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Mercury today announced the team has signed five players to training camp contracts.

Christyn Williams, a 5-11 guard, was a four-year starter at the University of Connecticut (2018-22), where she averaged 14.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists during her senior year and helped lead the Huskies to their first title game since 2016. The two-time All-BIG EAST First Team selection was named the 2022 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award winner - presented to the nation's top shooting guard - and the 2022 BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

Amy Atwell, a 6-0 guard out of the University of Hawaii, was named the Big West Conference Player of the Year her senior year (2021-2022) and is the program's all-time leader in three-pointers made (205). Atwell averaged 17.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game and shot 38.4% from three her senior year and led Hawaii to 2022 Big West regular season and tournament titles. She was selected 27th overall in the 2022 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks and appeared in four games her rookie season.

Mikiah Herbert Harrigan, a 6-2 forward, played four years at the University of South Carolina (2016-20), where she helped lead the Gamecocks to a 2017 NCAA Championship, two SEC regular season titles and three SEC Tournament championships. Herbert Harrigan joined Aliyah Boston, Alaina Coates and A'ja Wilson as the only South Carolina players to amass 1,000 points and 200 blocks in their careers. Herbert Harrigan was selected sixth overall by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2020 WNBA Draft and appeared in 21 games her rookie season.

Mya Hollingshed, a 6-3 forward, was a two-time All-Pac-12 selection and WBCA All-America honorable mention (2021, 2022) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Hollingshed, who led Colorado in scoring in each of her final three seasons, averaged 14.1 points (39.6% shooting from three) and 7.4 rebounds in 2022 and helped lead the Buffaloes to a 22-9 record and their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2013. Hollingshed was originally selected eighth overall by the Las Vegas Aces in the 2022 WNBA Draft.

Natasha Mack, a 6-4 forward out of Oklahoma State, was named the 2021 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year, Naismith Defensive Player of the Year and Big-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Mack holds the Cowgirls' records for most career blocks (208), blocks in a season (112) and blocks in a game (10). In her two seasons at Oklahoma State, Mack averaged 18.7 points, 12.4 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game and ranked second in the nation her senior year with 19 double-doubles. Mack was selected 16th overall by the Chicago Sky in the 2021 WNBA Draft and appeared in four games her rookie season with the Sky and Lynx.

The Phoenix Mercury will open the 2024 WNBA season on the road against the Las Vegas Aces on May 14, followed by the Fry's Food Stores Home Opener vs. the Atlanta Dream on May 18. Tickets for the home opener are available at

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