Congratulations to Stefanie Dolson, a member of the Class of 2010, and the rest of the members of her 3×3 basketball team, who have just won the 2020 Olympic Gold Medal in Tokyo.
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Ms. Dolson and her team won the gold medal game against the Russian Olympic Committee (Russian team) with a score of 18-15 on July 28. The debut of 3-on-3 basketball at the Olympics is a historic event.
For the United States of America, she makes history as the first alumna of Minisink Valley High School to compete in the Olympics.
“This is a great day for Minisink Valley,” stated Superintendent Brian Monahan.
We are pleased to have played even a small part in Stefanie’s meteoric rise to basketball stardom and Olympic glory.
Stefanie’s determination and dedication to greatness continue to serve as an inspiring example for all of our students, on and off the court.
They are some of the Nicest Individuals you’ll meet, both she and her Family.
Stefanie, the Dolson family, her 3×3 teammates, and everyone else who contributed to this incredible feat, you all deserve heartfelt congratulatory wishes.
The United States team, losers of only one game in Tokyo, was the prohibitive favourite to win the gold medal at the Aomi Urban Sports Park. And in the championship game, the Americans prevailed, 18-15 over the ROC squad.
Las Vegas Aces’ Kelsey Plum made an early layup, and the U.S. team never slowed down after that. Chicago Sky’s big centre Stefanie Dolson was a force inside, grabbing boards and creating turnovers all night long while also contributing offensively with a two-pointer that was unusual for her.
Side USA won the inaugural 3×3 Olympic event in Tokyo on Wednesday morning, and Stefanie Dolson was a huge reason why. Dolson scored a game-high seven points, including the final three for her team, and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds, including important boards late.
There was a lot of Struggle on our part, but we Prevailed in the end.
So much has happened to us, “Dolson stated after the game during her postgame interview. Therefore, I am extremely content.
WNBA teammates Kelsey Plum (Las Vegas Aces), Allisha Gray (Dallas Wings), and Jackie Young joined Dolson on the medal stand (Aces).
After cruising through their first six games, the deadly foursome hit a snag against Japan in their last group play game. Finals victory against France (18-16) and Wednesday’s triumph over ROC (2-1) sealed the deal and brought honour to the team.
Ms. Stefanie Dolson: I don’t. Yesterday, while playing Dallas, I finally got to meet Allisha (Gray). Because she insisted on being called “Gold Medal Lish” exclusively, I greeted her with the question.
I didn’t Expect this, but it’s been Fantastic.
The amount of love, support, and enthusiasm shown to me by my family, friends, and teammates is, well, I don’t know, simply overwhelming.
Clearly, this has become permanent. It’s quite incredible, but at this point I feel like I have to put it aside so that I can concentrate on our games in Chicago.
I keep coming back to it because every time I do, I can’t believe it actually happened.