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Published on March 5th, 2019 | by Landon Buford


Los Angeles Sparks Add Rachel Hollivay




LOS ANGELES (March 5, 2019) – Sparks Executive Vice President and General Manager Penny Toler announced today the signing of Rachel Hollivay, a 6-foot-4 center who was a member of the Atlanta Dream in 2016 and 2017.

Hollivay recently joined Nantes (France) after playing 20 games for Liaoning (China), where she averaged 10.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.2 blocks per game in league play.

“I’m excited to have Rachel join us in camp,” Toler said. “Rachel brings frontcourt depth and is someone who’s demonstrated an ability to impact the game with blocked shots and rebounds.”

Hollivay is from Columbus, Mississippi and attended Rutgers University where she’s the school’s all-time leader in blocked shots. She was drafted in the second round of the 2016 WNBA Draft by the Dream and has played professionally in Spain, Turkey, South Korea, Montenegro, China, and France.


The Sparks 2019 home opener is on May 31 against the Connecticut Sun. To purchase tickets, visit Founded in 1996, the Los Angeles Sparks play in the Western Conference of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Sparks have won three WNBA Championships (2001, 2002, 2016), have qualified for the playoffs in 18 of their 22 seasons and remain the only active team in the league to win back-to-back titles. The Los Angeles Sparks are dedicated to ensuring each home game at Staples Center has a championship level entertainment experience while showcasing the best female athletes from around the world on the court.

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