Let’s take a look back into the 2022 season, shining a light on our floor general and the league’s assists leader. Here is Natasha Cloud’s Mystics Season Rewind.
Natasha’s 2022 Season Recap:
Tash’s motor on the defensive end drove the team all season leading to her her being named to the WNBA All-Defensive Team.
Natasha was also named one of the league’s Peak Performers for averaging the most assists in the league with 7 per game. Not only did she lead the league, but she also set a new career high with six double figure assist games. Her 29 games with five-plus assists led the league and were the most in a single season of her career.
Passing out dimes left and right!
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) August 15, 2022
Natasha averaged 10.7 points per game for the regular season, her highest points average for regular season play in her career. Cloud also averaged 18.3 points in Playoffs, the most for any of her playoff appearances.
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) August 21, 2022
She ended the season with 6 games during the regular season with 10 or more assists and at one point had 19 consecutive games with 5 or more assists.
Cloud’s Off the Court Moments:
With her teammates, Natasha helped spread awareness of Britney Griner’s wrongful detainment and showed support for her WNBA sister by helping put up a mural in Washington D.C.
This mural at 3125 M Street NW in Washington, DC by #BringHomeOurFamilies features 18 wrongfully detained US Nationals including our WNBA sister, Brittney Griner.
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) July 20, 2022
Natasha also lead the charge on ‘Stics & Kicks Night and sat down with presenting partner Sole Wash Sneaker Laundry, a black-owned, women-owned small business in the heart of D.C.
More coming soon ⏳ pic.twitter.com/klphuePs69
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) July 27, 2022
Natasha’s passion to end gun violence also was apparent after the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, joining her teammates in a media blackout and giving an impassioned speech to spread awareness.
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) May 25, 2022
During gameday arrivals, Natasha made statements with her fit’s all season long.
Best Natasha moments for the season:
Natasha dished out her 1000th career assists during the home game against Seattle.
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) July 31, 2022
Natasha was named WNBA First Team All-Defense along with teammate, Ariel Atkins.
🔒 Lockdown Defenders 🔒
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) August 30, 2022
During our double header against Seattle, Natasha had a double-double for both nights. On Saturday, she racked up 10 points and dished out 11 assists. Then she came back on Sunday and dropped another 11 points and had 10 assists.