ATLANTA (May 3, 2019) – The Atlanta Dream open its 2019 Preseason Training Camp at the Georgia State Sports Arena Sunday, May 5.
Atlanta will welcome 16 players to camp this preseason:
Note: No. 1 Elizabeth Williams, No. 15 Tiffany Hayes and No. 17 Haley Peters will be absent for the start of training camp.
Atlanta starts off the season with a pair of preseason games in a two-day tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena that will feature the Dallas Wings, the New York Liberty and the Connecticut Sun. The Dream will face the Wings Monday, May 13 at 5:00 p.m. and the Liberty on Tuesday, May 14 at 5:00 p.m.
The Dream will then head south for its third preseason game, where they will meet the Washington Mystics in Albany, Ga. at the Albany Civic Center Friday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. It will mark the team’s first game in the state of Georgia outside of Atlanta city limits.
The 2019 Atlanta Dream regular season tips off Friday, May 24 as the team hosts the Dallas Wings at State Farm Arena beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Reigning WNBA Coach of the Year Nicki Collen returns for her second season in Atlanta after leading the Dream to a franchise-best 23 wins last season.
Veterans Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes lead a veteran Dream squad, which returns 10 members from its 2018 Playoff roster. Joining the returnees is a group of talented newcomers. Collen welcomes the additions of veteran forwards Haley Peters and Lynetta Kizer and young posts Nia Coffey and Marie Gülich to a strong front court. To compete in the backcourt, the team drafted guard Maite Cazorla out of Oregon in the second round of the 2019 WNBA Draft and signed rookie free agent Meme Jackson out of Tennessee.
Hayes, who was named to the 2018 WNBA First Team, has been playing in Poland this offseason. She will make her camp debut Thursday, May 9. She will be joined later in camp by starting center Elizabeth Williams and Peters.
Perennial All-Star Angel McCoughtry is still recovering from a knee injury she suffered late in 2018 and will not be on the court at the start of training camp.
Season, group and single game tickets are available now. For more information, visit atlantadream.net or call 877.977.7729.
The Atlanta Dream, who is celebrating its 12th season in the WNBA in 2019, will play its home games in State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta. The Dream has qualified for the playoffs nine times, winning conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010.