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Stephen Dooley

School

Loyola Maryland

Position
Forward
Major
Business Administration
G
2
A
6
PTS
10

Classroom

Dooley carries a 3.415 GPA as a business administration in finance major. He is a multiple-time Dean’s List honoree and was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-American third team in the Fall of 2012.

Character

Dooley has a quiet personality and as a team captain, leads by example. He is extremely ethical and honest, and is looked up to by his peers. Not because of his unassuming demeanor, but because of his abilities. He has represented his national team and has learned to manage his time both efficiently and effectively. He is very disciplined and feels hard work is of the utmost importance.

Community

Dooley has been involved with various community service events since arriving on campus in 2010, most notably Soccer Without Borders. Loyola has partnered with a local refugee program to help the participants learn to interact in their new home. Dooley has been instrumental in helping coordinate weekly soccer clinics for the boys program, in addition to coordinating tutoring and other services to help support the program and make a difference in the community.

Competition

Dooley has converted his experiences of playing semi-professional soccer in Northern Ireland to Loyola. This year, he has captained the Greyhounds to their best start since 2008, including an emotional come-from-behind victory over Princeton. His game-winning goal came in the 84th minute while playing a man down, capping off Loyola’s five-game win streak. Unbeaten through their first six games, Loyola has received votes in the last two NSCAA polls and also debuted as the top team in the North Atlantic Region poll on Sept. 17. An offensive force, Dooley has been ranked in the NCAA’s top-10 in assists all season and has recorded two points in the last three games for the Greyhounds. Throughout his career, he has earned honors such as NSCAA Division I All-North Atlantic Region third team, first-team All-MAAC and Preseason All-MAAC. A member of an all-conference team each of his first three seasons, he was also a member of Northern Ireland’s U19 Milk Cup Championship team. Last season at Loyola, he missed the first six games due to injury, but returned to the lineup to record the program’s first five-plus point performance since 2010, scoring two goals on his first two shots and adding two more assists. He finished the season ranked third in the MAAC in assists per game, and fifth in points and eighth in goals per game. He was then selected to the Patriot League’s preseason team this year. Throughout his career, he has scored 14 goals, including four game winners, and has added 20 assists.