Like many basketball players, Stefanie Dolson began playing basketball in high school. Though she currently represents the Chicago Sky in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), she previously had brief stints in Washington Mystic and WBC Spartak Moscow Region. She represented the former in the league from 2014 to 2016 and the latter from 2014 to 2016.
Famed for her magnetic personality and iconic dance moves, the star loves doing a whole lot of things as well. In addition to playing basketball, Stefanie loves drawing, baking, and cooking as well. Here, you’ll get to know more about the talented basketball player who’s currently making waves in the WNBA.
Stefanie Dolson Biography (Age)
Stefanie is the daughter of Kristal Dolson and Steve Dolson. The Chicago Sky basketball player was born on January 8, 199, in Port Jervis, New York. She is an American by nationality.
She has three siblings whose names are Courtney, Ashley, and Jake Dolson. She attended Minisink Valley High School, in Slate Hill, New York, where she finished her with 1,951 points and 1,607 rebounds. Dolson later joined the University of Connecticut, where she played with Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball from 2010 to 2014.
Stefanie’s rare athletic skills have also seen her play for several high profile basketball teams. Before joining her present team, she is known to have made a mark for herself as a member of the Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi women’s basketball from 2015 to 2016 as well as the Sichuan Whale throughout 2016.
Her stint with the Chicago Sky actually began since 2017 to date. Similarly, she has been with the Dike Napoli from 2017 – present. The Chicago Sky number 31 professional career began 2014 after she was drafted into the Women’s National Basketball Association in the same year by Washington Mystics.
In 2014, Stefanie Dolson played 34 games for the Mystics, starting in one. She averaged 18.4 minutes per game and led her team with 1.09 blocks per game. In addition to these achievements, she also scored 10+ points in six games, posted two double-doubles, her team in rebounds in seven games, and grabbed 10+ rebounds in two games.
She went on to maintain a clean sheet in 2015 when she started in 33 out of 34 games played. She also ranked third amongst sophomores on the team after scoring with 10.6 points per game. The young and talented star also ranked first in blocks (1.06) amongst all sophomores, tied for first in field goal percentage (.495), and finished fifth in minutes (24.7).
The year 2016 was also favorable to Dolson’s career as she started in 31 out of 34 games played, ranked second on team in rebounds with 4.7 per game, ranked third on team in scoring with 9.3 points per game, ranked second in blocks per game (0.9), and finished the season fifth in minutes played per game (22.5).
Ever since she burst into the mainstream, Dolson has earned herself praises and commendations within and outside the basketball community. To her credit, some of the highlights of her career include: 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 women’s basketball winners, WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year, and 2× NCAA champion.
Her Girlfriend, Who Is She?
There is no doubt many people are yet to come to terms with Dolson’s decision to publicly come out as gay in 2016. Lifting the lid on her sexuality in an interview with ESPN Magazine at the time, the star disclosed that she decided to come out because she couldn’t hide the fact that she is interested in people of her own gender anymore.
According to her, there are so many LGBT athletes in WNBA who are struggling to be who 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 will judge her because she’s gay.
At the moment, the name of Stefanie’s sweetheart is not known. From what we gathered on Stefanie’s social media pages, Dolson and her point guard basketball partner are truly in love. They’ve been together for some time and are showing no sign of leaving each other’s side. Dolson once shared 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 put at 214 lbs (97 kg), as listed by the WNBA. As for her body measurements, there is information about them online or elsewhere.