Superstar Sophia Young-Malcolm has announced that she will retire at the conclusion of the 2015 season, per the San Antonio Stars.
"It’s been 10 amazing years," said Young-Malcolm. "I’m blessed to be a part of the SS&E organization and to be here for my entire career. I’m so privileged, and I cannot thank the fans, my teammates and my coaches enough for the blessing to be where I am and to play this sport that I love. I’m very happy I get to retire at the place that I started."
Young-Malcolm, one of the greatest players in franchise season, has had a stellar career with Stars, as she was named to San Antonio's All Decade team, and was also a three-time All-Star.
"Sophia has had an incredible WNBA career in San Antonio,” said Stars Head Coach and General Manager Dan Hughes. “Her career is a success story of fulfilling dreams, on and off the court. We thank Sophia for what she has meant to the Stars organization and look forward to seeing what life has in store for her after basketball."
“Sophia has been an integral part of the Stars success for the past decade,” said RC Buford, president of sports franchises for Spurs Sports & Entertainment. “We admire her commitment to the organization and applaud her efforts in the San Antonio community. All of us at SS&E thank Sophia for her contributions and wish her the very best in retirement.”
She has rewritten many of the record books for the Stars, as Young-Malcolm concludes her storied career as the franchise-leader in points, rebounds, steals, field goals made and minutes played.