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Storm bios Starters Noelle Quinn, guard Age: 28, born Jan. 3, 1985 in Los Angeles. Residence: Los Angeles. Height: 6 feet. What to expect expect:...

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Starters

Noelle Quinn, guard

Age: 28, born Jan. 3, 1985 in Los Angeles.

Residence: Los Angeles.

Height: 6 feet.

What to expect: Known for her point-guard skills and will handle the ball for the Storm, too. But Quinn needs to be aggressive inside to draw fouls and score.

Did you know? She is a trained classical pianist since second grade who can often be found playing more contemporary tunes in hotel lobbies.

Nickname: Noe.

Find me: @IAmSoLA45 on Twitter.

Tina Thompson, forward

Age: 38, born Feb. 10, 1975 in Los Angeles.

Residence: Houston.

Height: 6-2.

What to expect: The strong 17-year veteran could be long-term starter as long as her knees hold up. She averaged 8.9 points in 2012 and broke the 7,000 career-points barrier in September.

Did you know? A big "Project Runway" fan, Thompson wants to learn to sew more than drapes. Has a machine and will take classes.

Nickname: TT.

Find me: @iamTinaThompson on Twitter and Instagram.

Camille Little, forward

Age: 28, born Jan. 18, 1985 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Residence: Charlotte, N.C.

Height: 6-2.

What to expect: Was the most improved player on the roster in 2012, averaging 11.3 points and 5.2 rebounds. Little needs to do even more to help team survive in tougher Western Conference.

Did you know? Likes to marathon-watch her TV favorites like "Scandal."

Nickname: Mille.

Find me: @CamilleLittle on Twitter and Instagram.

Temeka Johnson, point guard

Age: 30, born Sept. 6, 1982 in New Orleans.

Residence: Baton Rouge, La.

Height: 5-3.

What to expect: Will run the offense but don't be surprised to see Johnson score. She's a pesky defender and quick enough to create scoring in transition.

Did you know? First pet was a horse, a gift about two years ago. Johnson named him Dreamer but had to give him back because her busy travel schedule didn't permit time for care.

Nickname: Meek.

Find me: @Quickdeuce on Twitter @Meek2 on Instagram.

Tanisha Wright, guard

Age: 30, born Sept. 29, 1983 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Residence: West Mifflin, Pa.

Height: 5-11.

What to expect: Already the leader of the defense and heart of the team, she will exhibit more offense. Did take eight months off to rehabilitate knees.

Did you know? After years of driving around in a 2002 Dodge Stratus named Ole Betty, Wright upgraded to a Jaguar.

Nickname: T.

Find me: @Brooklyn2PGH on Instagram.

Bench

Shekinna Stricklen

Age: 22, born July 30, 1990 in Morrilton, Ark.

Residence: Morrilton.

Height: 6-1.

What to expect: Second-year wing is playing with confidence after first overseas play in Turkey. Defense improved and scoring punch will be needed.

Did you know? Loves country music and has been to Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood concerts in Knoxville, Tenn.

Nickname: Strick.

Find me: @strick40 on Twitter and Instagram.

Tianna Hawkins, forward

Age: 22, born March 2, 1991 in Washington D.C.

Residence: Upper Marlboro, MD.

Height: 6-3.

What to expect: A solid rebounder and scorer around the basket, Hawkins could see more playing time than expected. Shot NCAA-best 62.3 percent as a senior.

Did you know? Hawkins wants to be a federal agent who's on a team that protects the President. She interned with the Secret Service in college.

Nickname: Hawk.

Find me: @T_Hawk21 on Twitter and Instagram.

Nakia Sanford, forward-center

Age: 37, born May 10, 1976 in Decatur, Ga.

Hometown: Decatur.

Height: 6-4.

What to expect: Sanford, an 11-year veteran, will add depth to the front court and can fill in as a starter. Averaged 16.7 minutes for Phoenix in 2012.

Did you know? Is a pescatarian (eats seafood, no other meat) because of bad experiences eating meat overseas.

Nickname: Kia.

Find me: @NS43 on Twitter and @SSNakia on Instagram.

Alysha Clark, forward

Age: 25, born July 7, 1987 in Denver.

Residence: Mount Juliet, Tenn.

Height: 5-10.

What to expect: Worked on becoming a more fluid offensive player during the offseason in Israel. Clark will be a deep reserve, but locker room asset.

Did you know? If not driving, sits only in the passenger side of the back seat of car and locks the doors first when driving.

Nickname: AC.

Find me: @Alysha_Clark on Twitter and Instagram.

Cierra Bravard, forward

Age: 23, born Oct. 14, 1989 in Sandusky, Ohio.

Residence: Sandusky.

Height: 6-4.

What to expect: Bruiser-type adds depth in the post. Undrafted after averaging 14 points and 6.5 rebounds her senior season at Florida State, but played overseas in Spain.

Did you know? Is obsessed with "Twilight" and plans to make a trip to Forks, the inspiration for the book and movie's site.

Nickname: C.

Find me: @CierraBravard on Twitter and Instagram.

Sue Bird, guard

Age: 32, born Oct. 10, 1980 in Syosset, N.Y.

Residence: Seattle.

Height: 5-9.

What to expect: Bird will not play the 2013 season due to knee surgery. She counts against the cap and as a roster space, planning to join team in June.

Did you know? Bird is obsessed with her first niece, Zoe. Older sister, Jennifer, gave birth in February.

Nickname: Birdy.

Find me: @SBird10 on Instagram.

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