Liberty Announces 2016 Opening Night Roster

**COURTESY NEW YORK LIBERTY**

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 12, 2016 – Team President Isiah Thomas today announced the New York Liberty’s 12-player roster for the tipoff of its historic 20th WNBA season.

Player Height Pos. College Exp.
#1 Shavonte Zellous 5-10 G Pittsburgh 7
#2 Adut Bulgak 6-4 F Florida State R
#5 Shoni Schimmel 5-9 G Louisville 2
#8 Carolyn Swords 6-6 C Boston College 4
#10 Epiphanny Prince* 5-9 G Rutgers 6
#12 Lindsey Harding 5-8 G Duke 8
#14 Sugar Rodgers 5-9 G Georgetown 3
#15 Brittany Boyd 5-9 G California 1
#17 Amanda Zahui B. 6-5 C Minnesota 1
#22 Ameryst Alston 5-9 G Ohio State R
#30 Tanisha Wright 5-11 G Penn State 11
#31 Tina Charles 6-4 F Connecticut 6
#41 Kiah Stokes 6-3 C Connecticut 1

*Suspended for start of 2016 season

Guard Epiphanny Prince, who suffered a knee injury while competing for Dynamo Kursk in Russia in November 2015, is temporarily suspended to start the season, but eligible to return later this year.

The Liberty’s historic 20th WNBA season opens on Saturday, May 14, when it will travel to Washington, D.C., to face the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. New York’s home opener at Madison Square Garden, presented by Kia Motors, will be on Sunday, May 15, against the Dallas Wings at 5 p.m.