Zack Ward

  • joined Mar 16, 2012
  • last login Apr 10, 2014
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I have contributed to Swish Appeal by covering Maryland women's basketball and the Washington Mystics and I have also written for Acme Packing Company. I am a journalism major at the University of Maryland...grew up in Acton, Mass.

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Alyssa Thomas: The Female LeBron James

Thomas' unique skill set makes her one of the best players in the country and maybe the best ever at Maryland.

UMD women's basketball: Chasing championships

In 11 years under Brenda Frese, Maryland has missed the NCAA tournament just twice. Now they will look to translate their consistent success into a second national championship.

Mystics season reflection


The Mystics have had a lot of shortcomings, but a good season overall and they still could make some noise if they get into the playoffs.

Mystics get a monkey off their back


The Mystics refused to be swept by the Atlanta Dream in 2013.

Mystics face Dream twice in a row


Washington hosts the Dream at 7 p.m. on Friday before traveling to Atlanta next Wednesday.

Mystics lose sole possession of third place


The Mystics got a boost from Kia Vaughn back in her old starting role, but it was not enough to overcome poor play in the middle of the game.

Mystics turn focus to Chicago


Washington will try to even the season series against Sylvia Fowles and the Sky.

Links: Chicago mounts huge comeback

Chicago once again played catch up against an inferior opponent.

Mystics look to flip the script against Atlanta


Washington is going to see a lot of the Dream in a short span and has not defeated Atlanta since 2011.

Saturday morning WNBA links: Angel for MVP?

McCoughtry continued her statistical dominance of the league, but, while she may be the best individual player, L.A. is making its case as the best team instead of the Lynx.

Mystics face Liberty in battle for fourth place


Washington travels to New York on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. matchup with the Liberty.

Mystics grab first winning streak since July 16

Crystal Langhorne starred as the Mystics failed to blow out the Sun, but still managed to pull out the victory and keep pace in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Links: Mystics snap Lynx's streak

The Mystics shocked the league again and could finish the year as the only team to sweep the Lynx.

Mystics looking for season-changing win


The Mystics desperately need to snap a four-game skid, but are facing the WNBA's best team, who are still pursuing a franchise record for consecutive wins.

Links: Minnesota wins tenth straight

The Lynx kept rolling and the Fever reached .500 despite Elena Delle Donne's return.

Mystics swept by Sparks


Washington fell to a Parker-less L.A. team that got double-doubles from Nneka Ogwumike, Lindsey Harding and Jantel Lavender.

Mystics host a Sparks team that is 3-5 on the road


Six of the Mystics' nine remaining games in August are against the top four teams in the WNBA. That makes winning the ones at home even more important.

Links: Minnesota continues streak

The Lynx gained a game on the Sparks, who had to play without Candace Parker. Meanwhile the Sky were able to win without Elena Delle Donne against the Mystics.

Candace Parker named the best in the West for July


Candace Parker was honored on Thursday for being the player everybody thought she would be in 2013.

Mystics travel to Chicago


Washington beat the first place Sky the last time they faced them and they hope to start a trend of beating good teams.

Mystics get beat in the paint, fall to Liberty


New York won the points in the paint battle 56-26 and gave Washington their third loss in four games to a team with a losing record.

Mystics finally face Liberty


New York is the only WNBA team that Washington has yet to face.

Ivory Latta wins Player of the Week for the East


Latta was honored for a week that featured her first All-Star appearance.

Mystics contribute to losing all-star effort

Lin Dunn showed Ivory Latta some love, saying she was so happy to see Ivory in her first all-star game. She also gave Latta more playing time than anybody else on the East team.

Mystics battle back for huge win over Sky


Ivory Latta and Emma Meesseman combined for 27 points in the second half to lead Washington past first place Chicago.

Mystics hope to end first half on good note


Washington hosts the Sky at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Mystics lose second in a row to surging Fever


Washington recorded season lows in points (52) and field goal percentage (30.9) in a 65-52 loss to Indiana.

Links: Fever and Shock continue in right direction

The Shock are out of last place, the Fever moved into sole possession of fourth and the Lynx remained the best team in the WNBA.

Hard to beat defending champs three times in a row


The Mystics travel to Indiana to take on the Fever at 7 p.m. on Friday before hosting them at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Rookies help put Mystics back above .500


Washington has a winning record for the first time since June 23 thanks to a blowout victory over the Silver Stars.

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