#13 Nia Dorsey

Defender

Class Senior
Hometown Elkridge, Md.
High School Our Lady of Good Counsel

Honors
2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2019 All-SEC Second Team
2019 All-Region Southeast Second Team
2019 CoSIDA All-District Team
2018 SEC Community Service Team
2018 All-SEC Second Team
2018 All-Southeast Region Second Team
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Senior (2019): 

  • Played in all 21 games for Vanderbilt in her senior season
  • Scored once against Colgate (9/6/19) and recorded two assists
  • Never missed a game at Vanderbilt and is tied for sixth-most games played in Vanderbilt history (83)
  • Named to the All-SEC second team and CoSIDA District team

As a Junior (2018):

  • Dorsey was a part of one of the best defenses in Commodore history
  • She started all 21 games this season as a defender and was second on the team in minutes played
  • She was also important on offense as well as she posted three assists on the season
  • She also took three corner kicks to help out on set pieces.

As a Sophomore (2017):

  • Played in all 22 games while making 19 starts for the Commodores as a sophomore defender
  • Played outside back for the Commodores after splitting time between forward and defense as a freshman in 2016
  • Finished the season with one goal, one assist and five shots in 1465 minutes of action
  • Scored a goal in Vanderbilt’s 2-1 NCAA Tournament win over Ohio State on November 10
  • Named to the 2017 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll.

As a Freshman (2016):

  • Started 17 competitions while competing in all 19 games of her debut season
  • Earned second-most minutes out of freshman class at 1153
  • Played predominately in the forward position
  • Secured two goals and three assists on the year
  • First collegiate goal was the game-winner against Texas A&M in the 48th minute

Personal:

  • Began playing soccer at the age of four
  • Played club for Harry Canellakis and Shannon Cirovski at Maryland United FC
  • chose Vanderbilt because, “It was an incredibly welcoming and beautiful campus, while also having top-notch academics”
  • Father played football at Howard University, sisters Imani plays soccer for Duke