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Imani Dorsey

School

Duke

Position
Midfielder/Forward
Major
Environmental Science and Policy

Classroom

Imani Dorsey holds a very impressive 3.696 GPA in her time as an environmental science and policy major, with an emphasis in marine science and conservation. She is a CoSIDA Academic third-team All-American (2016) and CoSIDA Academic first-yeam All-District (2016) honoree. She was named to the ACC Honor Roll in 2015, 2016 and 2017, tabbed to the All-ACC Academic Team in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and named to the dean’s list in the fall and spring of 2015.

She is currently pursuing an Energy and Environment certificate. She interned at the prestigious Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, N.C., where she acquired specialized skills and knowledge through extensive lab work and observation. Dorsey plans to spend this academic year in the Bass Connections at Duke, a program that enables students to explore real-world issues. Her team, specifically, will be focusing on the history and future of ocean energy.

Character

Dorsey has already cemented her legacy as one of the greatest leaders in Duke women’s soccer history. She has been tabbed a team captain for the 2017 season and demonstrates it every time she’s on the field by putting 100 percent into every game, whether playing or cheering on her teammates from the sideline. She has dedicated herself to carrying on the legacy of past teammates and continuing the culture change the 2015 captains began when Duke missed the NCAA Tournament in 2014. She can be found during postgame meeting with any and all fans, making it a point to meet as many members of the Blue Devil family as possible. She has always made herself available for media and fans after games and regularly takes time out of her schedule throughout the week to meet with media and TV personnel, drawing compliments across the board. She treats everyone around her with the utmost respect.

Community

During her time at Duke, the Blue Devil women’s soccer team has taken in a couple of young ladies that had been stricken with cancer. Dorsey and her teammates have spent time with them and welcomed them to practice. She also takes time after matches and during camps to spend time with youth soccer teams. She has been a constant presence at Duke soccer clinics and camps over the past four years. She is dedicated to making a change in her community and the planet as a whole as evidenced by her passion for her major and love for nature.

Competition

Dorsey is one of the best attackers and overall players in the nation and is a constant problem for opposing defenses. She is a two-time All-ACC honoree, earning a second-team accolade in 2016 and freshman team honors in 2014. She trained with the U-19 U.S. National Team in January of 2016 and attended U-18 National Team training camps in 2013 and 2014. She currently has scored in six straight matches, tying a school record, while ranking top 10 in a number of other categories in the Duke record book. She is one goal from tying her career high for goals in a season while only seven matches into the year.