Stanford’s Dodson transfers to Notre Dame

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — “Here Come the Irish” seems to be taking on a new meaning as of late for the Notre Dame women’s basketball team.

The Irish first received an immediate boost from early enrollee Olivia Miles, and have now bolstered their lineup for the 2021-22 season in Stanford transfer Maya Dodson, who signed her NLI on Tuesday.

The 6-3 forward from Alpharetta, Georgia, had previously opted out of her senior season at Stanford. In just three years with the Cardinal, Dodson already worked herself into the program’s all-time top-10 in career blocks (78) and career field goal percentage (.497).

“I am thrilled to welcome Maya Dodson to our Notre Dame family,” said Notre Dame Head Coach Niele Ivey stated. “She is a program changer and the perfect fit for the culture that I am cultivating. She is highly driven with an incredible skill set and work ethic. She brings great experience and leadership to a very young and talented core. I can’t wait to get to work with her.”

Dodson certainly brings plenty of big-game experience, helping spearhead her squad to a 2019 Pac-12 Tournament Championship her sophomore year. All-in-all, Dodson competed in 68 total games with 24 starts.

Dodson made an immediate impact as a freshman, shooting 49.5 percent from the floor while tying for sixth in Stanford freshman history in blocks (27). Her sophomore year, Dodson doubled her scoring to 7.0 points per game, with 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks, as the latter ranked third in the Pac-12. She scored in double figures six times, including a career-high of 16 against CSUN. She also achieved a career-high of 10 rebounds in a win over No. 7 Oregon State.

Dodson missed the first 24 games of her junior season recovering from a left foot injury. She returned to play the final nine games, starting in seven. She shot a personal best 52.6 percent on the year, averaging 5.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 blocks.

 

Dowagiac

New Dowagiac police officers ready to serve community

Dowagiac

Dowagiac city manager provides update to Rotary

Cass County

Dowagiac man heading back to jail

Berrien County

Berrien, Cass businesses awarded Michigan Small Business Survival grants

Education

Eastside Connections seventh, eighth graders finish Black History Month virtual museum

Edwardsburg

Ontwa Township installs dry hydrants

Education

EPS foundation awards physical education teacher $2,500

Cass County

Cass County Board of Commissioners to return to in-person meetings

Giving

Niles Service League’s annual Bundle-A-Buddy fundraiser kicks off on Monday

Buchanan

One Buchanan to host free online mental health forum on COVID-19 isolation, depression

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass counties report new COVID-19 deaths

Berrien County

Berrien County courts to enter Phase Three of reopening

Berrien County

Berrien County Health Department expands access to COVID-19 vaccination

Cassopolis

Cassopolis Municipal Complex wins AIA Southwest Michigan Merit Award

Dowagiac

Warrant issued for Dowagiac man accused of possession of child sexually abusive material

Cass County

COA, Dowagiac District Library partner to launch new book club

News

Niles Master Plan to seek initial approval

Dowagiac

City of Dowagiac reports untreated wastewater discharge

Berrien County

Region prepares for farm workers with new precautions

Berrien County

Michigan expanding access to safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan 591,753 cases, 15,563 deaths

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Log: Feb. 24-28

Dowagiac

Dowagiac man arrested on meth charges

Business

Niles restaurants see regulars return as restrictions relax