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Monarchs Pick Up Key Players

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15:  Shakayla Thomas #20  of the Los Angeles Sparks poses for a portrait at the 2018 Media Day at  Los Angeles Athletic Club on May 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE  (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)

SKAKAYLA THOMAS

The Atlanta Monarchs would like to welcome Shakayla Thomas to the team.

Thomas, a Florida State alum, was the 23rd overall pick in the 2018 WNBA draft. Thomas will go down as one of the top players in Florida State Seminoles Women's Basketball history, finishing second all-time in points (1,971) and fields goals made (851). She joins Leticia Romeo as the only three-time All-American in program history. Top 10 all-time at FSU in rebounds, points per game, and games played. She averaged 14.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and shot 51.9% from the floor in her 135 game career.

Please join us in welcoming Shakayla Thomas to the PBR family and Atlanta Monarchs Professional Women's Basketball Team.

ELEM IBIAM

Join us in welcoming Elem Ibiam to the Atlanta Monarchs Professional Women's Basketball Team!!!

Elem Ibiam is a 6'4 center, South Carolina Gamecocks alum whose name is all over the South Carolina Women's Basketball record books.

Career Records: 2nd -- Blocked shots in a career (164 in 126 games) 4th -- Blocked shots average in a career (1.3) 7th -- Games played in a career (126) 3rd -- Blocked shots in an SEC career (59 in 57 games) 4th -- Blocked shots average in an SEC career (1.2)

Season Records: 1st -- Blocked shots in a season (83 in 2013-14) 1st -- Blocked shots average in a season (2.4 in 2013-14) 1st -- Blocked shots in an SEC season (44 in 2013-14) 1st -- Blocked shots average in an SEC season (2.8 in 2013-14)

Game Records: 2nd -- Blocked shots in a game (7 at Mississippi State, 2/6/14) 4th -- Blocked shots in a game (6 vs. Kentucky, 1/19/14) 1st -- Blocked shots in an SEC game (7 at Mississippi State, 2/6/14) 2nd -- Blocked shots in an SEC game (6 at Kentucky, 1/19/14) 5th -- Blocked shots in an SEC game (5 vs. Georgia, 2/27/14 and vs. Mississippi, 1/30/14)

We are very pleased to have Ibiam join the PBR family and Atlanta Monarchs.

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RAVEN NORTHCROSS-BAKER

The Atlanta Monarchs are pleased to sign Raven Northcross-Baker for the 2019 season.

Baker will be joining the Monarchs after her graduation from the University of Arkansas on May 10th. Raven played two seasons for Arkansas Razorback Women's Basketball after transferring from Chipola College. She scored 283 points and had 122 rebounds in two seasons with the Razorbacks. A member of a team that set single season records for points scored, field goals attempted, 3-point field goals made and attempted, defensive rebounds, games played and total minutes. She helped Arkansas upset three ranked teams to reach the SEC Tournament finals for the first time in program history and paced Arkansas into the program’s seventh WNIT appearance reaching the third round.

Join us in welcoming Raven to the PBR family and Atlanta Monarchs.

AJA WILLIAMS

The Atlanta Monarchs are pleased to welcome to the team CSU Bakersfield Women's Basketball standout Aja Williams!

In her senior year at CSU Bakersfield, Aja led the Roadrunners in scoring with 12.0 points per game, was second on the team in made three-pointers (39), finished the season with the second-most rebounds on the team (166), totaled 58 assists, second-best on the squad, was named to the Preseason All-WAC second team and earned first team All-WAC honors.

After a stellar career at CSU, Aja played professionally for CD Talent in Santander, Cantabria, Spain.

Please join us in welcoming Aja Williams to the  Playmakers Basketball Royalties family and the Atlanta Monarchs Professional women's basketball team!

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Youth Leadership Conference

The Monarchs are so excited about being a part of this event.

YOUTH VISION BOARD LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE PRESENTED BY THE Atlanta Monarchs Atlanta's Young Misses, Inc and Lady Butterflies - Georgia.

Join us for this phenomenal event!

The even is for MS & HS girls, lunch included! PARTICIPANTS MUST BE REGISTERED
https://conta.cc/2ZxVbSm

All participants receive one complimentary general admission ticket to the Atlanta Monarchs 5pm home opener at Duluth High School

Saturday 9am - 1pm
May 4th at Duluth High School

Speakers include:
Felicia Shanklin
Judge Ronda Colvin Leary
Dr. JustCris Williams
Veronica Higgs Cope, Esq, Owner, Cope Law Firm
Dr. Jelunder Clark, CEO Wellness Infinity Network
Christi Thomas (#WNBA legend)
Ms. Schantate Johnson Bickham, CEO, Advanced Therapeutic Concepts

Topics include:
Communicating your YOU (social media etiquette, networking, etc.)

The Power of Togetherness (women supporting women)

Failure – Not an option, but a necessity (overcoming adversities & setbacks)

Turning your VISION into your REALITY

Sports as a Resource

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Monarchs vs Youth

The Monarchs are thankful for another opportunity to give back to our community!

Join the Monarchs on September 8th for the PITY Rally as they play a friendly game against the PITY youth coed team.

​PITY (Protecting the Innocence of Troubled Yout) is a non-profit organization made up of a body of men and women who have experienced gang affiliation, drug addiction, criminal activity and years of incarceration.  They have given their lives over to God by serving kids who are headed down the same path.  Their goal is to show that the result of living this type of life leads to imprisonment and/or death.  PITY's mission is to eliminate gangs completely by getting these boys and girls off the streets and to show these kids a new and better way of life.

The PITY Rally is family friendly event where everyone is invited to enjoy a day of community fellowship, inspiration, entertainment, giveaways, basketball and so much more.  The event is free to the community and will include:

Guest Speakers: BT The Architect, Kisha King, Joe Freeman, and Carvis Webb

Entertainment by: Lavynder, Kidd Torri, The Dancing Mime, ATL Bomb Squad, and North Atlanta High School Drumline

Basketball Game: Youth vs Atlanta Monarchs

 

The PITY Rally will be held on September 8th from 10am - 5pm.

Location:
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club 3500 Sherrydale Lane Decatur, GA 30032

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Monarchs Take Home The Title

In their inagural season, the Atlanta Monarchs become the first professional women's basketball team to bring a National Title to the city of Atlanta!

Coached by former WNBA Atlanta Dream Coach, Marynell Meadors, the 15-1 Monarchs dominated in the 1st and 2nd round of the National Tournament, then secured the title in their inaugural season by knocking of 2x previous Champs, the STL Surge.

The Monarchs players, who have been referred to as high quality players on par with the WNBA, included former Dream players Rachel Hollivay and Meighan Simmons; Atlanta Native and WNBA draftee, Sydney Wallace; as well as veteran PG, former Indiana Fever and local coach, trainer, and mentor, LaToya Bond.

Suffering only one loss during the regular season to an equally stacked STL Surge, the back and forth battle for the title featured great basketball and was nothing less than, exciting, inspiring, and highly competitive.

The Monarchs sealed the deal in just the last 6 seconds of the game.  After a turnover by the Monarchs, the Surge, down by one (80-79) gained possession on their end of the court.  The Monarchs locked down on defense as the Surge inbounded the ball. Attempting to take their last shot for the win, the Surge appeared to have an open shot.  The Surge's player took the shot, but Monarchs' 6'5 Rachel Hollivay quickly snatched the ball out of the air and held on, securing the win and the WBCBL National Title.

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Monarchs On The Road To Nationals

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Your WBCBL #1 seed, Atlanta Monarchs, is seeking their first National Championship in their first season.

Their first game is August 4 at 2pm against #8 seed, Riviera Beach Heatwave.

Can't make it to the game?!  Watch from the comfort of your own pajamas - Live Streaming starting August 4 at 10am.  Click here to watch games live!

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Growing the Game

Members of the Atlanta Monarchs had another awesome day in the community with these awesome young ladies of the ASGR Top 10 All-American Camp.  These young ladies aspire to play at the highest level and the Monarchs assisted in coaching and sharing their knowledge with these young ladies for the 2 day camp.  It's always a blessing to be an inspiration to our youth who look to follow in behind the footsteps of these amazing women.  The Monarchs were grateful for this opportunity to not only give back to the youth, but also to grow the game of basketball.

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Monarchs Become Atlantic Region Champs

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The Atlanta Monarchs conquered the Atlantic Regional Championship with an 86-63 win over the Music City Icons.  What appeared to be a close game in the first half with the Monarchs leading by only 10 at the half, turned into a nightmare for the Icons.

The Monarchs came out full force the second half, only allowing the Icons to score 6 points in the 3rd quarter while the Monarchs tallied 24 points.  The Monarchs kept their foot on the gas and never looked back as they clinched their first Atlantic Region Championship in their inaugural season.

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Monarchs Makes Royal Statement

Atlanta Monarchs Makes Their Presence Known in the Atlantic Region

Simmons and Zackery Leads Monarchs Past Stampede

Atlanta — 5/7/2018First year team,  Atlanta Monarchs, makes a royal statement in their first game with a 92-61 win over the GA Stampede.  After trailing by one point for only a few seconds in the first quarter, the Atlanta Monarchs’ quickly established and maintained their dominance over the GA Stampede.

Meighan Simmons led all scorers with 22 points, on 8 of 15 shooting from the field, 4 of 9 from behind the arc.  Kellindra Zackery posted her first double double of the season with 16 points and 14 rebounds.  Cherelle George made a major impact off the bench with 9 points, 6 assists and 5 steals.

Coach Marynell Meadors, proud of her team’s performance says, “They played really well for only having 5 ½ hours of practice last week.”  However, Coach Meadors did mention that the team has much more work to do, pointing out that she was very pleased with the 1st-3rd quarters but wasn’t happy in the 4th because she felt the team took their foot off the gas, scoring only 15 points.

The Monarchs head to Nashville on the 12th to take on the Music City Icons.  As signed players graduate and continue to roll in from overseas, the Monarchs will have their full team for their home opener on the 18th against the Dade County Lady Bulls.

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Career Day

PBR had an awesome day with Shiloh Elementary School 3rd graders for career day.  Members of the Atlanta Monarchs spent the morning using fundamental basketball to teach the kids about teamwork, communication, and leadership.  The kids also had a chance to hear, first hand, what it's like to be a professional athlete and the hard work, dedication, and other qualities needed to be successful in life.

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