The Seattle Storm has re-signed Breanna Stewart. Stewart missed the 2019 WNBA season because of a ruptured right Achilles tendon.
The 25-year-old returned to competitive play on January 20, 2020 in a USA exhibition against her alma mater, UConn.
In a statement released by the Storm, Stewart talked about her re-signing with the team, “At first, it was about getting back on the court, that was the motivation. Now, it’s beyond that, it’s about continued growth and supporting my teammates as we come back together in Seattle. I’m back and signed up to chase more Championships.”
On Twitter, Stewie was a little more monosyllabic about the signing:
The Storm were very happy about the new deal. Storm CEO and G.M. Alisha Valavanis said, “Stewie is a special player, a competitor at the most elite level and that was evident, once again, as she worked relentlessly to return to the court." Valavanis continued by stating, "The Storm franchise, the fans and the entire city are excited for Stewie’s return this season.”
She has won 2016 WNBA Rookie of the Year, was selected to the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game and was the 2018 WNBA MVP and WNBA Finals MVP while leading the Storm to the franchise's third WNBA title.