With fourteen former members of the UConn Huskies women's basketball program in the WNBA, the odds are they're going to run into a familiar face on a road trip.
In fact, they only won't see any former Huskies they're acquainted with when visiting the Chicago Sky, Indiana Fever, Los Angeles Sparks and Dallas Wings. So in eight of the twelves WNBA cities, they'll see someone who has played in the UConn women's program or even a former teammate of theirs.
For example, tonight when Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley of the Washington Mystics comes to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, they'll take on and visit with former UConn teammates in Kelly Faris and Morgan Tuck.
Obviously when you go to our nation's capital, you'll see Dolson and Hartley. Head to the Big Apple and you can have Tina Charles and Kia Stokes of the New York Liberty take you on a tour of the city. Or stop by the training room at Madison Square Garden and say hi to the Liberty's new trainer, Rosemary Ragle, who spent 18 years at UConn.
Take a trip down to Hotlanta and they can have Tiffany Hayes of the Atlanta Dream bring them over to Buckhead for the nightlife. Or head to the land of 10,000 lakes and see Maya Moore and Renee Montgomery of the Minnesota Lynx.
What about if one of their team's goes west?
Heading to the Alamo? They can visit with four-time national champion Moriah Jefferson of the San Antonio Stars. Going out to the dry heat of Arizona, they'll see Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury. And of course we can't forget the great Northwest where anyone visiting Seattle can have Sue Bird, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Breanna Stewart take them over to Pikes Place Market.
One would bet that they'll obviously do some reminiscing of the glory days at UConn. And who knows, maybe they'll debate each other on who was the greatest player at Connecticut.