November 17, 1982 |
Grand Rapids, Michigan
|Listed height||6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Grand Rapids Baptist Academy
(Grand Rapids, Michigan)
|WNBA draft||2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall|
|Selected by the Connecticut Sun|
|2005–2006||San Antonio Silver Stars|
|2009||San Antonio Silver Stars|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Mattera is one of the tallest players in WNBA history. At 6 feet 7.5 inches (2.02m) tall , she is the seventh tallest person to have played professionally in the WNBA. Only Margo Dydek, Lindsay Taylor, Zheng Haixia, Maria Stepanova, Liz Cambage, and Brittney Griner at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m), are taller than her.
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mattera went on to star on the women's basketball team while attending Liberty University, where she majored in physical education. She was a three-time Big South Conference Player of the Year, a Wade Trophy, John R. Wooden and Naismith Award nominee. She also became the Big South Conference's all-time shot blocker on February 14, 2005. Feenstra was the tallest player in Liberty University and Big South Conference history. She finished her career at Liberty as one of only two players in NCAA history to lead the nation in field goal percentage in back-to-back seasons (2004, 2005)
Mattera was originally selected by the Connecticut Sun on April 16, 2005, during the 2005 WNBA Draft, but was quickly traded to the San Antonio Silver Stars in exchange for the Silver Stars' player Margo Dydek (the tallest player in the WNBA).
On September 14, 2005 she was named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team.
On February 6, 2008 she was selected in the expansion draft by the Atlanta Dream.
Trivia and personal life
- Feenstra married Todd Mattera on November 8, 2008.
- She wears a men's size 17 (US) / 53 (EU) shoe.
- Her sister, Meribeth Anderson, also played basketball at Liberty from 1999–2003
- WNBA player profile
- WNBA draft 2005
- Press release on her trade to the Detroit Shock
- Atlanta expansion draft results/analysis