Like many other basketball players, Stefanie Dolson started playing basketball in high school. Although she currently represents the Chicago Sky in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), she previously had short stints in Washington Mystic and WBC Spartak Moscow Region. The former represented her in the league from 2014 to 2016, the latter from 2014 to 2016.
Famous for her magnetic personality and iconic dance steps, the star also loves a lot of things. Besides basketball, Stefanie also enjoys painting, baking, and cooking. Learn more about the talented basketball player who is currently making waves in the WNBA.
Stefanie Dolson Biography (Age)
Stefanie is the daughter of Kristal Dolson and Steve Dolson. The basketball player of Chicago Sky was born on January 8, 199 in Port Jervis, New York. She is an American citizen.
She has three siblings named Courtney, Ashley and Jake Dolson. She attended Minisink Valley High School in Slate Hill, New York, where she graduated with 1,951 points and 1,607 rebounds. Dolson later transferred to the University of Connecticut, where she played women’s basketball with the Connecticut Huskies from 2010 to 2014.
Stefanie’s rare athletic abilities have seen her play for several top-class basketball teams. Before joining her current team, she is known to have made a name for herself as a member of the Mersin Büyüksehir Belediyesi women’s basketball team from 2015 to 2016, and the Sichuan Whale in 2016.
Her involvement with the Chicago Sky actually began in 2017 and continues today. Similarly, she has been involved with the Dike Napoli since 2017 – until today. The professional career of Chicago Sky’s number 31 began in 2014 after she was drafted into the Women’s National Basketball Association by the Washington Mystics that same year.
In 2014, Stefanie Dolson played 34 games for the Mystics, starting in one game. She played an average of 18.4 minutes per game and led her team with 1.09 blocks per game. In addition to these successes, she scored 10+ points in six games, scored two double-doubles, rebounded her team in seven games, and scored 10+ rebounds in two games.
In 2015, when she started in 33 of 34 games played, she was able to keep a clean sheet. With 10.6 points per game, she also took third place among the team’s tenth-graders. The young and talented star player also took first place in the blocks (1.06) among all tenth-graders, was equal in percentage (.495) in the field goals, and finished fifth (24.7) within minutes.
The year 2016 was also favorable for Dolson’s career, as she started in 31 of 34 matches played, finished second in the team with 4.7 points per match in rebounds, finished third in the team with 9.3 points per match, finished second in blocks per match (0.9) and finished fifth in minutes per match (22.5).
Since moving into the mainstream, Dolson has earned praise and recognition within and outside the basketball community. Her accomplishments include some of the highlights of her career: American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, 2× WNBA All-Star Game, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Defensive Player of the Year, list of Senior CLASS Award winners for Women in Basketball, WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year and 2× NCAA Champion.
Her Girlfriend, Who Is She?
Undoubtedly, many people still have to come to terms with Dolson’s decision to publicly come out as gay in 2016. In an interview with ESPN magazine, the star revealed back then that she had decided to come out because she could no longer hide the fact that she was interested in people of her own sex.
According to her, there are so many LGBT athletes in the WNBA struggling to be what they are. Stefanie Dolson said she believes her coming out will give so many people the opportunity to look up to her, adding that she doesn’t care if people judge her for being gay.
At the moment the name of Stefanie’s lover is not known. According to what we learned on Stefanie’s social media sites, Dolson and her point guard basketball partner are really in love. They have been together for some time and show no signs of leaving each other’s side. Dolson once announced that she will continue to show the world how much they love each other.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
The Center/Power Forward basketball player stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m), while her body weight is estimated at 214 lbs (97 kg) as listed by the WNBA. Information about her body measurements can be found online or elsewhere.