When did you start playing basketball? How old were you?
I was probably in junior high when I started playing. I dont
know what age that was but probably junior high. I got more
serious when I got to high school.
Who were your role models in basketball or otherwise?
Probably just my family growing up. You know they really encouraged
me to play and I always played with my brothers and cousins
out in the street and stuff. My brothers really encouraged
me. My parents.
Do you have a big family?
Yeah, I have three brothers, one sister. I only grew up with
one brother unfortunately but you know they really supported
me throughout my younger years.
So, while you were in high school, the WNBA and the ABL got
started. At what point did you start thinking either when
you were in high school or college that you might try to go
Probably in college. During my freshman year in college, I
thought I could probably make it to this league if I could
improve my game individually. Throughout my four years of
college, I just had the mindset that I needed to get better
at my shooting and thats what I did. A couple of summers
at Oregon State I just stayed all summer, worked out, lifted,
conditioned, and all that stuff. Put a lot of shots up and
just sort of got focused just to get better and to improve
my game, especially my shooting.
We have heard from a couple of people that your nickname at
OSU was Fee.
And we actually saw some people at the Portland game that
had a big sign that said Fee Dogg.
F: Yeah. Thats
Is that short for Felicia? Or is there a story behind that
Naw. Thats just Fee. I dont even know where people
brought it up. I dont know the first person to call
me Fee, but my name is Felicia started out with Fee
And it kind of stuck?
Yeah, its kind of stuck with me and its pretty
A couple of people have started calling you the Mighty Mouse
or The Beav.
You know, Beavers and Oregon State. Do you want us to stick
with Fee or are Mighty Mouse or The Beav okay?
Oh no. Fee is fine. People have been calling me that for years
so. If you want to call me Mighty Mouse or The Beav, thats
fine too. Thats alright. It doesnt matter.
You played Oregon in the second round of the NIT this year.
was that rivalry like for the last four years? Did you really
get into it very much?
Well, yeah, definitely. They were our rivals from day one.
You know, we didnt beat Oregon my whole career.
til my senior year.
You know what I mean? So it was like, it just was something
that personally me and Erica Cook, we were the only two seniors,
that we wanted to do. The whole week prior to the game everyone
was pumped up and psyched about it and we had like tattoos
and we really got into it. We really wanted to beat them,
but we didnt beat them until my senior year and at their
place. That was the best part.
S: Yeah, that place is hard to win in.
It is very hard, so thats the best feeling Ive
Cool. We have kind of a little bit of rivalry between Seattle
and Portland. Its kind of a fun rivalry just because,
you know, Coach Dunn, coached in the ABL down there and a
lot of the players played down there and so theres a
lot of connections.
Yeah, their mascot always comes up and gives us a hard time
when were at the games.
Yeah. Its all fun. Do you have any pre-game superstitions?
Or anything like that before you go on the court?
Actually I dont. You know the whole day Im just
staying focused. But I dont really do anything, you
know, spiritual or rituals or anything.
So whats up with the tall socks?
[laughs] I dont know. Actually, I have had that
all throughout high school, all throughout college. I dont
know. I just like to wear my socks high. When I was younger
I was really ashamed of my legs, I think. When I was real
young. I never wore, even if it was like 110 I would always
wear pants. I never wore shorts, but I grew out of that phase.
But I just always kept with the high socks. So, its
just a trademark I've got.
Whats your favorite basketball moment so far from your
Probably beating Oregon. Yeah. At their place. That was the
best feeling ever.
Thats a good one. Are you glad that you stayed in the
Northwest after you were drafted?
Im very glad. You know, Im from California, went
to Oregon State and Im just here. Im familiar
with West Coast and happy to be here in Seattle. Great city.
Close to my family and friends.
Have the Seattle fans treated you fairly well? A lot of the
fans that go to the Storm games also go to the Husky games.
One person said that she was really glad to see that you were
playing for us instead of against us.
I think I heard, yeah, actually at one of the practices I
heard a lady from the crowd say that, Im happy
youre playing for us, not against us. So, yeah
the fans are treating me well.
One of the things that everyone been real impressed with so
far is how fearless you are out there. Its like when
you are out there, you are coming out of nowhere and fighting
for every rebound. Where does that come from? That intensity
that you have?
You just have to have the heart and desire to want to get
every ball that you can. And every time Im out there,
they are looking for me to rebound and play good defense so
every time a shots going up Im running in there
trying to get the board, fighting with the big kids in there.
So, just the heart and the hustle that you have to have inside
if you want to get a board.
During the preseason you were scoring quite a bit and thats
fallen off a little bit recently. Have the other teams just
cued in on you really tight or
whats going on?
I think its there. I just need to get my rhythm back.
I just kind of lost my rhythm a little bit. I just have to
stay confident in my shot cause Ive been missing
some nice open shots that I normally hit. You know, I just
got to get back into my rhythm, flow of the game, get back
to my hustle, my defense and rebounding and hopefully get
some easy shots until I get my confidence back.
Whats your favorite kind of music or your favorite band?
Well, I like country mostly.
I like country. I like all kinds music. But country, through
I listen to a lot. But Rap, R&B, I like it all. Oldies, you
What do you do for fun when you are not playing basketball?
I dont do anything. Actually, I go to sleep, watch T.V.
cause Im always tired after practice. So, I go
home, take naps, sleep, watch T.V.
Which of the other Storm players do you hang out with?
Probably me and Big Dog, Takeisha Lewis.
The rookies hanging together?
Yeah, yeah sometimes Aida. But mostly me and Takeisha hang
out a little bit.
Most of the other Storm players play internationally during
the WNBA offseason. Have you thought about that yet? And do
have any idea where you might like to go?
Yeah, I was thinking about it. You know, after hearing all
the stories and whats going in our country right now
I dont want to leave the states right now. When Im
not playing, I plan to go back to school and finish up in
Really. What are you studying?
Health Promotion and Education.
And what kind of career track do you want to go into?
Either I want to be a nurse or a PA. But right now I want
to get into working with juveniles. You know being a court
counselor for them.
Thats what Im trying to get into for as an internship,
at the moment.
Whats the one thing that you want Storm fans to know
That Im a hard worker, never let up and like you said,
fearless. Willing to do anything, give up my body for a charge,
just, you know, a hustle player. A lot of energy, being a
spark off the bench and just doing anything to help our team
And the last question Ive got for you is what advice
to you have for any young women out there who are playing
basketball in high school and are thinking about going on
to college or wanting to go into the WNBA. What would you
Just keep playing. Keep working on your individual game. Get
a coach out there to help you with your shooting. Try to join
some organized clubs. Dont just go out to the park and
play rat ball because that wont help you at all. Just
get into organized teams and just try to work on your individual
games and progress with your team skills.