Lynx Waive Alex Wittinger

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – Minnesota Lynx Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve today announced that the team has waived forward Alex Wittinger. 

Wittinger, a 2019 Illinois graduateearned All-Big Ten Second Team honors in each of her final two seasons and finished her career with averages of 13.6 ppg (on 49.1% shooting), 8.2 rpg and 2.32 bpg in 118 games. The 6-1 native of Delano, Minn. spent this past winter playing for German club BasCats USC Heidelberg, where she averaged 8.4 ppg (50.8%), 5.6 rpg and 1.22 spg in nine DBBL contests. 

The Lynx will tip-off their 23rd WNBA season, presented by Mayo Clinic, on May 14 vs. Phoenix at 8:00 p.m. CT. The 2021 season includes 32 regular season games from May 14 through Sept. 19. Details related to Minnesota’s broadcast schedule and ticketing information will be announced at a later date. 


No  Player  Pos  Birthdate  College/From  Exp. 
11  Natalie Achonwa  F  11/22/1992  Notre Dame/Canada  7 
8  Asheika Alexander  G  08/24/1997  Langston/USA  R 
15  Rachel Banham  G  07/15/1993  Minnesota/USA  6 
6  Bridget Carleton  F  05/22/1997  Iowa State/Canada  3 
24  Napheesa Collier*  F  09/23/1996  Connecticut/USA  3 
2  Crystal Dangerfield  G  05/11/1998  Connecticut/USA  2 
12  Damiris Dantas  F  11/17/1992  Brazil  7 
0  Rennia Davis  F  02/24/1999  Tennessee/USA  R 
1  Japreece Dean  G  06/04/1996  UCLA/USA  R 
34  Sylvia Fowles  C  10/06/1985  Louisiana State/USA  14 
20  Kelsey Griffin^  F  07/02/1987  Nebraska/Australia  6 
5  Linnae Harper*  G  01/31/1995  Ohio State/USA  2 
14  Selena Lott  G  10/26/1999  Marquette/USA  R 
21  Kayla McBride*  G  06/25/1992  Notre Dame/USA  8 
23  Maya Moore^  F  06/11/1989  Connecticut/USA  8 
25  Mikayla Pivec  G  11/18/1997  Oregon State/USA  R 
3  Aerial Powers  G  01/17/1994  Michigan State/USA  6 
10  Jessica Shepard  F  09/11/1996  Notre Dame/USA  2 
 17  Mikayla Vaughn  C  12/17/1998  Notre Dame/USA  R 
9  Cecilia Zandalasini*  F  03/16/1996  Italy  2 

*Collier, Harper, McBride and Zandalasini will be late arrivals due to overseas commitments 

^Griffin and Moore will begin the 2021 season on the Suspended List 


Minnesota Lynx Pronunciation Guide 

Asheika Alexander  Uh-SHEE-kuh 
Rachel Banham  BAN-um 
Napheesa Collier  Nuh-FEE-suh 
Damiris Dantas  Duh-MEER-iss DAHN-tahs 
Rennia Davis  Reh-NYE-uh 
Japreece Dean  Juh-PREES 
Sylvia Fowles  FOULS 
Cecilia Zandalasini  CHE-Cheelia 


Head Coach/General Manager: Cheryl Reeve (La Salle) 

Assistant General Manager:  Clare Duwelius (Wayne State) 

Assistant Coaches: Katie Smith (Ohio State) 

Plenette Pierson (Texas Tech) 

Rebekkah Brunson (Georgetown) 

Athletic Trainer: Chuck Barta (Wisconsin-La Crosse) 

Assistant Athletic Trainer: Brandi BlueArm (Minnesota State University, Mankato)