#13 Nia Dorsey

Defender

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

Honors
2018 SEC Community Service Team
2018 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

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.

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.

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