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Amber D. Dodd

Amber Dodd is a graduate from Mississippi State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication with an additional minor in Latin. Dodd began her career as a sports journalist for the student newspaper paper at MSU, The Reflector. Dodd's notable experiences are providing full coverage on Mississippi State's historic run in the 2017 March Madness tournament where she began as the beat writer. A Maryland native, Dodd returns home and covers the WNBA in Washington, DC. She is also a freelance writer. Her favorite color is pink.

50-40-90: Elena Delle Donne enters the record books again as Washington bests Chicago 100-86 in regular season finale

50-40-90: Elena Delle Donne enters the record books again as Washington bests Chicago 100-86 in regular season finale

Elena Delle Donne becomes the first WNBA player to enter the 50-40-90 club Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics (28-6) closed their regular season with a 100-86 win over the Chicago Sky (20-14) in Entertainment and…

Emma Meesseman shines as Washington bests Dallas 86-73, Mystics lock up top seed

Emma Meesseman shines as Washington bests Dallas 86-73, Mystics lock up top seed

Mystics secure No. 1 seed in playoffs Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics defeated the Dallas Wings 86-73 Friday night in Entertainment and Sports Arena. The contest, Washington’s second-to-last game before postseason, had playoff implications. The…

Washington Mystics cruise past Los Angeles Sparks 95-66, hold steady in first place

Washington Mystics cruise past Los Angeles Sparks 95-66, hold steady in first place

Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. — The Washington Mystics dominated the Los Angeles Sparks 95-66 in a highly anticipated matchup Tuesday night in Entertainment and Sports Arena. “We were into them and how to defend them,” Washington head coach…

Washington Mystics bounce back to top New York 101-72, return to first place

Washington Mystics bounce back to top New York 101-72, return to first place

Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics (21-8) returned to the winning column with a 101–72 victory over the New York Liberty (9-20) Sunday afternoon at Entertainment and Sports Arena. “It’s a nice bounce back win after…

Well-rounded Washington Mystics cruise to 107-68 win over Indiana Fever for sixth straight victory

Well-rounded Washington Mystics cruise to 107-68 win over Indiana Fever for sixth straight victory

The Mystics made a WNBA-record 18 threes in victory over the Fever WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sunday afternoon the Washington Mystics defeated the Indiana Fever 107-68 at Entertainment and Sports Arena, setting league highs and breaking records. “The world looks really…

With four straight wins, Washington back in first place with nine games remaining

With four straight wins, Washington back in first place with nine games remaining

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics (18-7) won the season series against the Seattle Storm (14-11) with an 88-59 victory in the third matchup this season between the teams Wednesday evening at Entertainment and Sports Arena. “As a coach, you…

FORWARD8: Washington Mystics host neighborhood organizations, embracing their roles in the community

FORWARD8: Washington Mystics host neighborhood organizations, embracing their roles in the community

WASHINGTON D.C. – This season, the Washington Mystics moved into Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington’s Ward 8, relocating from Capital One Arena in DC’s Chinatown. Recently, team owner Ted Leonsis, Monumental Sports and Entertainment (MSE), and the Mystics decided…

Mystics fight off injury bug for 101-78 win over Lynx

Mystics fight off injury bug for 101-78 win over Lynx

Emma Meesseman and Elena Delle Donne pace Mystics over Lynx Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – A shorthanded Washington Mystics bested the Minnesota Lynx 101-78 Sunday afternoon at Entertainment and Sports Arena. “I told our team this is the…

With a bigger lineup on display, Washington Mystics top Indiana Fever 91-78

With a bigger lineup on display, Washington Mystics top Indiana Fever 91-78

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics (16-7) returned home to defeat the Indiana Fever 91-78, incorporating a bigger lineup in the Thursday matchup. “I thought our defense was up and down but it’s a really good win,” Washington head coach…

Washington survives Phoenix 99-93, Elena Delle Donne drops season-high 33 points

Washington survives Phoenix 99-93, Elena Delle Donne drops season-high 33 points

Video || Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Mystics (13-6) prevailed in a 99-93 nail biter over the Phoenix Mercury (10-9) Tuesday night at Entertainment and Sports Arena. “Our two stars made huge shots…and then we got…

Elena Delle Donne returns to homecourt in Washington Mystics 93-65 win over Atlanta Dream

Elena Delle Donne returns to homecourt in Washington Mystics 93-65 win over Atlanta Dream

Stats || Mystics Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cue those classic storylines about players dominating with masks due to facial injury. Washington forward Elena Delle Donne wore hers while leading the Washington Mystics to a 93–65 win over…

Las Vegas Aces extend winning streak to five behind Colson’s 17 points, Mystics drop third straight without Delle Donne

Las Vegas Aces extend winning streak to five behind Colson’s 17 points, Mystics drop third straight without Delle Donne

Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – The Las Vegas Aces defeated the Washington Mystics 85-81, earning their fifth straight win and holding steady at first place in the WNBA. “Second half, our starters had energy,” Las Vegas head coach…

Phoenix Mercury clobber Washington 91-68, Mystics without Delle Donne

Phoenix Mercury clobber Washington 91-68, Mystics without Delle Donne

Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Phoenix Mercury (7-6) crashed the Washington Mystics’ (9-5) Camp Day earning a 91-68 win in front of 15,377 high-energy fans at Capital One Arena. “We allowed them too many open shots, but…

Writing Washington 2: What’s in the Mystics’ potion for success?

Writing Washington 2: What’s in the Mystics’ potion for success?

July isn’t peaches and cream right now for the Washington Mystics. Due to an earthquake that happened close to halftime, the WNBA postponed Washington’s July 5 game at Las Vegas. The Mystics led the Aces 51-36 at the break. The…

Washington Mystics claim top spot in the league, earn fifth straight win after eclipsing the Sun

Washington Mystics claim top spot in the league, earn fifth straight win after eclipsing the Sun

Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON – Entertainment and Sports Arena’s sellout crowd of 4,200 fans said it best. “We’re number one! We’re number one!” Fans yelled the phrase while the game’s last seconds ticked away. The crowd cheered the Washington…

Writing Washington: Lengthy road trip awaits the Mystics

Writing Washington: Lengthy road trip awaits the Mystics

The Washington Mystics deserve credit when it’s due. They defended their new home court at Entertainment and Sports Arena going 3-1 for the first four home games. Total attendance so far is 13,765 fans including the 3,654 that witnessed heartbreak…

Seattle rallies late over protesting Washington for 74-71 win

Seattle rallies late over protesting Washington for 74-71 win

Stats || Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Seattle Storm (5-3) overcame the Washington Mystics 74-71 at Entertainment and Sports Arena in a Finals rematch between the teams. In the win, the Storm held the Mystics scoreless over…

Washington’s “bench mob” lifts Mystics in 86-62 win over Dallas Wings, Hawkins leads with career-high 21

Washington’s “bench mob” lifts Mystics in 86-62 win over Dallas Wings, Hawkins leads with career-high 21

Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON – “Somebody asked me the other day what our bench would be like with Emma [Meesseman] gone,” Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault said to media during his postgame presser after his team beat the…

Washington cruises past Chicago 103-85 before Meesseman and Mestdagh depart for EuroBasket

Washington cruises past Chicago 103-85 before Meesseman and Mestdagh depart for EuroBasket

WASHINGTON – Every Washington Mystics player pitched in for a 103-85 win over the Chicago Sky Wednesday night. “Well, we can all score,” Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault joked before starting the press conference. “I’m happy. We had five…

Washington’s LaToya Sanders ready to enter season full throttle

Washington’s LaToya Sanders ready to enter season full throttle

WASHINGTON – While Washington Mystics players participated in interviews and photo sessions for news outlets during media day earlier this month, forward LaToya Sanders towered over team assistants in Washington’s new home, the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights.…

With multiple weapons, Washington Mystics ready to live up to championship expectations

With multiple weapons, Washington Mystics ready to live up to championship expectations

WASHINGTON – The Sunday night before the Washington Mystics held media day, the team watched a video of the Seattle Storm celebrating a third WNBA title after beating the Mystics at nearby George Mason University. Seattle swept Washington in the…

Undeniably impressive: Vic Schaefer’s impact on Starkville

Undeniably impressive: Vic Schaefer’s impact on Starkville

STARKVILLE, Miss. – It’s January 27, 2019, minutes away from 2 p.m. tip in the Humphrey Coliseum. It’s Rivalry Day for Mississippi State and Ole Miss women’s basketball and it’s a Mississippi sports affair at its finest. The coliseum is…

Mississippi State earns fourth straight trip to Sweet Sixteen with 85-61 win over Clemson

Mississippi State earns fourth straight trip to Sweet Sixteen with 85-61 win over Clemson

STARKVILLE – The Mississippi State Bulldogs (32-2) sent their seniors off to the Sweet Sixteen with an 85-61 win over the Clemson Tigers in the second round of the NCAA tournament in front of 9,944 fans. “In church this morning…

Starkville subregional: Clemson and Mississippi State advance to the second round of NCAA Tournament

Starkville subregional: Clemson and Mississippi State advance to the second round of NCAA Tournament

Clemson and Mississippi State advance to the second round Tigers on top! Dagger 3 from Westbrook gives Clemson its first lead of the 2nd half. 47-45 Clemson, 1:56 Q3 pic.twitter.com/IAvvRPcj75 — Clemson Women's Basketball (@ClemsonWBB) March 23, 2019 Clemson defeats…

Starkville action: South Dakota and Clemson set to battle while No.1 seed Mississippi State takes on Southern

Starkville action: South Dakota and Clemson set to battle while No.1 seed Mississippi State takes on Southern

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Cool breezes, suffocating pollen and exciting basketball are in the air as 64 teams get ready for a battle to become national champions in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. While ESPN mistakenly unveiled the full tournament bracket hours…