Sparks Waive Beatrice Mompremier & Tynice Martin, Suspend Maria Vadeeva
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks announced a talented 12-woman roster today featuring MVP’s Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike as well as All-WNBA point guard and three-time All-Star Chelsea Gray. The Sparks welcome back two-time champion Kristi Toliver and add four-time champion Seimone Augustus to the team.
The Sparks also announced today that 2020 draftees Beatrice Mompremier and Tynice Martin have been waived, and center Maria Vadeeva has been moved to the suspended list. The team remains in close contact with Vadeeva who will rejoin the Sparks in 2021. Sparks 2020 second round pick Leonie Fiebich, from Germany, will also remain overseas.
The Sparks are in pursuit of their league-leading 20th playoff berth and fourth WNBA championship.
2 Riquna Williams G 5-7 ft 165 lbs 28-May-90 7 yrs MIAMI/USA
3 Candace Parker F-C 6-4 ft 175 lbs 19-Apr-86 12 yrs TENNESSEE/USA
10 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt G 5-11 ft 180 lbs 11-Apr-91 7 yrs NORTH CAROLINA/USA
12 Chelsea Gray G 5-11 ft 170 lbs 8-Oct-92 5 yrs DUKE/USA
13 Chiney Ogwumike F-C 6-4 ft 173 lbs 22-Mar-92 4 yrs STANFORD/USA
15 Brittney Sykes G 5-9 ft 154 lbs 7-Feb-94 3 yrs SYRACUSE/USA
20 Kristi Toliver G 5-7 ft 130 lbs 27-Jan-87 11 yrs MARYLAND/USA
21 Marie Gülich C 6-5 ft 205 lbs 28-May-94 2 yrs OREGON STATE/GERMANY
24 Sydney Wiese G 6-0 ft 165 lbs 16-Jun-95 3 yrs OREGON STATE/USA
30 Nneka Ogwumike F 6-2 ft 174 lbs 2-Jul-90 8 yrs STANFORD/USA
31 Kristine Anigwe C 6-4 ft 200 lbs 31-Mar-97 1 yrs CALIFORNIA/USA
33 Seimone Augustus G-F 6-0 ft 174 lbs 30-Apr-84 14 yrs LOUISIANA STATE/USA
Head Coach: Derek Fisher
Assistant Coach: Fred Williams
Assistant Coach: Latricia Trammell
Player Development Coach: Jamal “Dash” Lovell
Basketball Operations/Scout: Thomas Archie
Video Coordinator: Rachel Schrote
Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer: Courtney Watson
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Kelly Dormandy