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Notre Dame Women’s Basketball: Maya Dodson Transfers to the Fighting Irish from Stanford

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The graduate transfer will start to play next season

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Add Another Grad Transfer from The Cardinal

It was just announced that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Women’s Basketball team is adding another graduate transfer from the Stanford Cardinal. Maya Dodson will transfer to Notre Dame and begin playing for Niele Ivey’s squad next season.

Dodson opted out of this 2020-21 season for her senior year. She has been plagued with injuries throughout her career, especially in her sophomore and junior seasons. Next season, she will add a presence inside as a forward that the Irish always like to have. Currently, the Irish have Sam Brunelle and Maddy Westbeld as forwards. However, Brunelle can play really well outside of the paint, too, and hit her fair share of outside shots. Westbeld is playing her first season this year, so some more experience can no doubt help.

This is a solid pickup for Ivey’s team for next season. Dodson hails from the same high school, St. Francis in Milton, GA, as current Notre Dame freshman Amirah Abdur-Rahim. Since 2017, the Irish have picked up Lili Thompson and Marta Sniezek as graduate transfers from Stanford as well. This season has seen some ups and downs for NDWBB. Maybe this addition will add some more stability in the roster as Ivey goes into her second season as head coach.