Emma Meesseman, 2019 WNBA Finals Most Valuable Player:
“The whole summer I thought and believed I would join the Mystics again after the European Championship and the Olympics, but it turns out the only right decision is to take some extra time for myself. I wish it was different because everybody knows I love the Mystics family. D.C. will continue to be my home away from home! I wish the team all the best and I’ll be rooting for them, like I always have.”

Washington Mystics Head Coach Mike Thibault:
“While we had hoped for Emma’s return for the last part of the season, we know this has been a long summer with her National Team and understand her decision. We hope she can enjoy the much-deserved time off and we look forward to possibly seeing her in a Mystics uniform next season. Emma will always be a part of the Mystics family.”