Player Profiles: Aerial Powers & Tori Huster
Updated: Aug 29, 2020
Aerial Powers was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 17th, 1994. Michigan State product, Powers is a forward for the Washington Mystics. Former Spartan, Powers was dominant during her time at MSU. In her junior year, she became MSU’s all-time career and single-season scorer with 1,803 points over her career and 683 points in her junior season. In the 2016 WNBA draft, Powers was selected by the Dallas Wings as fifth pick, but eventually came to the District in July of 2018 following a successful stint in Texas. With four years of experience in the WNBA, Powers is coming off of her best season in the WNBA and looks to help her team to another successful season and hopefully, another championship.
Watch Powers and her Mystics teammates take on the Indiana Fever in their opening game of the 2020 WNBA season in Florida on Saturday, July 25th at 5:00pm EST on CBS Sports Network.
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Victoria (Tori) Huster was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 23rd, 1989. Defender for the Washington Spirit, Huster is one of many from this squad born in Cincinnati. A Florida State alum, Huster was a standout with athletic and academic accolades galore, earning the highest honors on the field and in the classroom. With the Seminoles, she made 92 appearances, 91 of those as a starter, scoring 20 goals and tallying 19 assists. One of only two freshman to start all 10 ACC regular season games, she led freshman in starts and minutes played.
Referred to as the “OG 23”, Huster is one of the most talented and most dependable players in the league. With experience from the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Newcastle Jets of the Westfield W-League in Australia, Huster also played in one of the NWSL’s predecessors, the WPS for the now defunct Western New York Flash. In 2013, Huster was the Spirit’s second pick in the NWSL supplemental draft and thus, her illustrious career for the Spirit began.
With well over 100 appearances in the NWSL, Huster has been reliable for every team she’s played for and continues to lead the Spirit as they look ahead to next season.
Photo: Cynthia Hobgood