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Taylor Dorado

School

Siena College

Position
Goalkeeper
Major
Psychology

Classroom

Taylor Dorado entered her senior year with a stellar 3.32 cumulative GPA while majoring in psychology and minoring in Spanish. Dorado has twice been named to the Siena College Dean’s List so far (Fall 2017, Fall 2018) and is a member of Pi Gamma Mu, the oldest and preeminent interdisciplinary social science honor society. Last fall, Dorado became the first Saint in eight years to be named a United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-East Region First Team selection. She has been named to the MAAC Academic Honor Roll twice (Fall 2017, Fall 2018) and was a MAAC All-Academic Team recipient last fall (2018).

Character

Head Coach Steve Karbowski had the following to say regarding Dorado’s character and leadership: “Taylor has been a leader for the soccer program both on and off the field. She has always been a talented goalkeeper, which led to her starting as a freshman. But her leadership and confidence have developed throughout her career. She provides a strong voice and competitive mentality, and she provides the team with confidence to excel. Off the field, Taylor has always been involved with coaching and working with younger players as part of the Siena Soccer camps and various club soccer programs in the area. One of Taylor’s best qualities is her willingness to help. She never declines an opportunity to help out at a clinic, work a camp, or to help organize a team activity. Taylor’s always in the mindset to help out and give back, which shows her leadership in the community.”

Community

Dorado is a member of Siena College’s Center for Academic Community Engagement (ACE). She was an ACE fellow last year and, through the office, has set up numerous volunteer opportunities for the teams of which she in charge. Dorado has been an active and engaged participant in numerous Siena Athletics “Saints in the Community” initiatives throughout her four years. Along with her teammates, she has cooked meals at the local Ronald McDonald House, volunteered on several occasions at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany, and organized and run the team’s volunteer work with the Girl Scouts her junior year. Additionally, she serves an assistant coach for the Latham Circle Soccer Club.

Competition

Dorado is on track to graduate as the most decorated goalkeeper in Siena history and one of the most accomplished in MAAC history. She entered her senior year as the program’s all-time career leader in shutouts (20), while also ranking second in both wins (29) and goals-against average (1.04), and fifth in both saves (258) and save percentage (.822). Last season as a junior, Dorado was named the 2018 MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year and a first-team All-MAAC selection. She tied her own program single-season record with four MAAC Defensive Player of the Week awards and set a Siena single-season record with nine shutouts, which ranked second in the MAAC and 29th nationally. Dorado led the MAAC and ranked 13th nationally with 108 saves last fall and set a new program single-season record with a shutout streak of 5:13:27, highlighted by four consecutive clean sheets. Dorado was previously named a second-team All-MAAC selection following both her freshman (2016) and sophomore (2017) seasons and was an All-MAAC Tournament Team selection in 2017.