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#7 Cory Dodson
Position: Driver
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Seal Beach, CA
High School: Los Alamitos
Major: Human Biology

USA Water Polo

  • Participated with the U.S. Junior and Youth National Teams
  • Played in the Junior Pan American Games in 2008 and 2010

As a junior in 2014

  • Scored 10 goals
  • Added a goal in win at UC Davis (2/15)
  • Scored four times over two wins, including a hat trick in afternoon contest against Fresno Pacific (3/8)
  • Posted a pair of goals in win over USC (3/30)

As a sophomore in 2013

  • Scored 12 goals
  • Netted first goal in win over CSU Bakersfield (1/27)
  • Scored twice in win over Hawai'i at UCI Invitational (2/23)
  • Added two more goals in win over CSU Bakersfield (3/2)
  • Scored goals in each end of a doubleheader against San Diego State and Hawai'i (3/30)
  • Netted a goal in National Collegiate Championship opener against Iona (5/10)

As a freshman in 2012

  • Tallied seven goals
  • Scored first collegiate goal against UC Davis at the Stanford Invitational (2/4)
  • Added a pair of goals in the win at Santa Clara (2/18)
  • Scored a goal in 5-4 loss to UCLA in UCI Invitational title game (2/26)
  • Netted three goals at the National Collegiate Championship, one against Pomona-Pitzer, two against UC Irvine (5/12)

High School/Club

  • 2011 graduate of Los Alamitos High School
  • Earned four letters in both water polo and swimming
  • Captained the water polo team in 2009 and 2011
  • Helped lead team to Sunset League titles in 2010 and 2011
  • Named team's MVP as a junior and senior
  • Named an academic All-American all four years
  • Sunset League MVP in 2011
  • Played club for SoCal Water Polo
  • Helped team to runner-up finishes at the Junior Olympics in 2009 and 2010, and a third-place finish in 2011
  • Team won consecutive Cal Cup titles (2010-11) and captured the U.S. Club Championships title in 2010


  • Born in Long Beach, Calif.
  • Parents are Keith and Claudia Dodson
  • Father sailed at Long Beach State and participated in the U.S. Olympic trials in 1992 and 1996
  • mother played water polo and swam at UC San Diego
  • An uncle, John O'Brien, played water polo at UC Irvine and was NCAA co-player of the year in 1982
  • Older sister Kaley was also on the Stanford women's water polo team, winning a national title in 2011
  • Majoring in human biology
  • Enjoys sailing and reading