The Washington Mystics 2017 season schedule was released earlier this week, early may be the theme for the league this upcoming season. Regular season play starts in May, meaning that the last regular season game will be played in the first week of September. With the absence of the Olympics, there won’t be a month long break. Obviously there will be plenty of familiar faces back in Washington, but some new faces as well. This isn’t the time to discuss the possible new faces as the Womens season on the collegiate level hasn’t even started Conference play. Still, there’s no harm in taking a look at next year’s schedule.
The Mystics have three home games and three road games in the month of May, but the three away games are over a five day stretch. Washington visits the Championship winning Los Angeles Sparks on Friday, May 19th. Five of Washington’s eight games in June will be at home in the Verizon Center, three of which are part of a home stand. During that stretch they’ll host the Minnesota Lynx, Indiana Fever, and Dallas Wings.
They’ll be on the road for the majority of July with just two of their eight games taking place in D.C. That trip starts with visits to Los Angeles and Phoenix. That changes in August as they’ll have five home games. There’s a four game homestand in which they host the Mercury not once, but twice.
The regular season ends with just two games in September, a home game against Seattle and an away game in Minnesota.
The Mystics will be looking to rebound from a year in which they couldn’t find any semblance of consistency on either side of the ball. It’s easy to speculate as to which player will be on the board on Draft Day, but it’s more about the youngsters in house continuing to improve. Health is a big part of any professional sport and Washington definitely suffered their fair share of bumps and bruises last season.