Dolson Earns First Career Eastern Conference Player of the Week Honor

Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the WNBA today.

Dolson earned Player of the Week honors for the first time in her four-year career. Chicago went 2-1 for the week behind the 6-5 center, who paced Eastern Conference players in scoring (20.7 ppg), ranked third in field goal percentage (.575, 23-of-40), tied for seventh in rebounding (8.0 rpg) and tied for fifth in blocks (1.67 bpg).

On July 12, the former UConn standout posted 13 points, nine rebounds and four assists in a 90-84 home victory over the Dallas Wings. Two days later, she tallied 23 points, five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in a 78-68 road win against the New York Liberty. Dolson closed the week by scoring a career-best 26 points to go with 10 rebounds and three blocks in a 112-106 double-overtime loss to the host Wings on July 16.

Also in Sunday’s game, Dolson reached double-digit points for the tenth time this season while picking up her second double-double and scoring a season and team high of 10 free throws. Dolson also has the highest field goal percentage on the Sky with an average of 56.4 percent, and sits second on the team in scoring (14.2ppg), rebounds (5.8 rpg) and blocks (1.3 bpg).