This Sunday night marked the debut of Katie Benzan, who will henceforth be recognized as the first Dominican to play in the Women’s National Basketball Association, the renowned WNBA super league.
The guard debuted with two minutes of play, she gave an assist in the victory of her team, the Washington Mystics (78-66) against the Minnesota Lynx.
Benzan, who will turn 24 on May 16, is of Dominican origin, although there are few, at the moment, the data that are known about her, but according to sources from the basketball media her father is from the south of the country and works as lawyer in the United States.
Her team is now 2-0 in the newly inaugurated WNBA.
Benzan has been in contact with the country through Anabel Carter, a Dominican former women’s team, wife of Maurice Carter, who played as a reinforcement in the National Basketball League (LNB) in the country.
According to the source, former player Pedro Pablo Pérez has also been in contact with the player’s father.
She was born in Wellesley, Maryland and played college basketball for Maryland.