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Minnesota Lynx Forward Napheesa Collier Named to WNBA All-Defensive Second Team

WNBA Minnesota Lynx September 22, 2023 - MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL - The WNBA announced today that Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier has been named to the All-Defensive Second Team for 2023. This is the second such honor for Collier, who was named the All-Defensive Team in 2020. She becomes the fifth Lynx player to garner multiple All-Defensive honors, including Sylvia Fowles (5x; MR: 2022), Rebekkah Brunson (5x; MR: 2018) and Maya Moore (2x; MR: 2017). Collier wrapped up her fourth season in the WNBA by appearing in 37 games (all starts) while leading the Lynx... Full Story

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Brittney Sykes Named to WNBA All-Defensive First Team

WNBA Washington Mystics September 22, 2023 - WASHINGTON, DC - The Women's National Basketball Association announced today that Washington Mystics guard Brittney Sykes has been named to the WNBA All-Defensive First Team. This is Sykes' fourth consecutive All-Defensive honor (2020-2023), and it marks her second All-Defensive First Team honor (2021, 2023). She joins Breanna Stewart as the only other player to earn All-Defensive team honors in each of the past four seasons. "Our team and staff are proud of Slim being named First Team All-Defense this season," said Head ... Full Story

Breanna Stewart and Betnijah Laney Selected to 2023 WNBA All-Defensive First and Second Teams

WNBA New York Liberty September 22, 2023 - NEW YORK - The WNBA announced today that New York Liberty forward, Breanna Stewart, has been named to the 2023 All-Defensive First Team, and guard/forward, Betnijah Laney, was selected to the All-Defensive Second Team. For the second consecutive year, Stewart garnered First Team honors after recording 9.3 rebounds (3rd in WNBA), 1.6 blocks (4th in WNBA), and 1.5 steals per game, which combined for a total of 3.3 defensive win shares (3rd in WNBA) through 40 games played. Laney anchored New York's defense en route to an... Full Story

Alyssa Thomas Named to WNBA All-Defensive First Team

WNBA Connecticut Sun September 22, 2023 - Uncasville, CT - Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas was named to the WNBA All-Defensive First Team, the league announced today. This marks the second time Thomas has received First Team honors in her ten-year WNBA career (2020). She has also picked up three WNBA All-Defensive Second Team nods (2017, 2019, 2022). Thomas is known for her defensive versatility, guarding both the guard and post positions through her WNBA career. The four-time WNBA All-Star finished first in the league in rebounding (9.9) and third in steal... Full Story

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