Storm announce opening day roster

The Seattle Storm open the 2012 WNBA season on Friday night at KeyArena against the Los Angeles Sparks. On Wednesday, they announced their 11-player opening day roster, making two final cuts, releasing guards Allie Quigley and Ashley Corral.

The Storm also placed guard Silvia Dominguez on the suspended list in order to maintain her rights. Former WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson, who is part of the final roster will not join the team until after the Summer Olympics in August.

Here is the Storm’s final opening day roster:

NO. PLAYER POS. HT. WT. DOB FROM YRS.

10 Sue Bird G 5-9 149 10/16/80 Connecticut ‘02 10

32 Alysha Clark F 5-10 167 7/7/87 Middle Tennessee ‘10 R

34 Victoria Dunlap F 6-1 158 9/19/89 Kentucky ‘11 1

15 Lauren Jackson F/C 6-6 187 5/11/81 Australia 11

11 Ewelina Kobryn C 6-4 210 5/7/82 Poland 1

20 Camille Little F 6-2 194 1/18/85 UNC ‘07 5

40 Shekinna Stricklen G/F 6-2 178 7/30/90 Tennessee ‘12 R

14 Katie Smith G 5-11 181 6/4/74 Ohio State ‘96 13

7 Tina Thompson F 6-2 191 2/10/75 USC ‘97 15

12 Ann Wauters C 6-4 185 10/12/80 Belgium 7

30 Tanisha Wright G 5-11 171 11/29/83 Penn State ‘05 7

R = rookie

HEAD COACH: Brian Agler (Wittenburg)

ASSISTANT COACH: Nancy Darsch (Springfield College)

ASSISTANT COACH: Jenny Boucek (Virginia)

ATHLETIC TRAINER: Tom Spencer (Central Washington)

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