Arlington, Texas (April 7, 2022) – Dallas Wings forward/center Bella Alarie has informed the team she will not play this upcoming WNBA season for personal reasons.
“Bella has notified the organization she has decided to forgo the 2022 WNBA season,” Wings President & CEO Greg Bibb stated. “We are supportive of Bella’s decision and look forward to welcoming her back to the team at the appropriate time in the future.”
“After much thought and consideration, I have decided to take a break from basketball and forgo playing the 2022 WNBA season,” Alarie said. “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Dallas Wings for their full support regarding my decision and wish my teammates the very best of luck this summer. I will miss my teammates, the fans, the city of Dallas and the game this season, but look forward to this opportunity to rest and recharge.”
Alarie will be placed on the team’s suspended list and will not be eligible to play in 2022. Her playing rights will remain with the Wings upon her return to the League.