Hard Court Hope For Carleton, As WNBA Announces 22-Game Season

Bridget Carleton Minnesota Lynx
Bridget Carleton with the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx

There is hope we will see a Chatham-Kent professional athlete in competition in the not too distance future as the WNBA announced plans to play a 22-game regular season, beginning in July.

Bridget Carleton will hopefully soon be back on a WNBA court.

Earlier this summer, Carleton was named to the roster of the Minnesota Lynx, who she finished last season with.

The season would be played at a single location, IMG Academy, in Florida, with all teams holding training camp, playing games, and being housed in that location.

“We are finalizing a season start plan to build on the tremendous momentum generated in the league during the offseason and have used the guiding principles of health and safety of players and essential staff to establish necessary and extensive protocols,” said WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert in a league news release.  “We will continue to consult with medical experts and public health officials as well as players, team owners and other stakeholders as we move forward with our execution plan.  And, despite the disruption caused by the global pandemic to our 2020 season, the WNBA and its Board of Governors believe strongly in supporting and valuing the elite women athletes who play in the WNBA and therefore, players will receive their full pay and benefits during the 2020 season.”

Carleton was originally drafted by, and started last season with the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun before being picked up by the Lynx midseason.

She is also signed to play professionally in France during the overseas season with Landerneau Bretagne Basket.

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