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#1 Emily Dorst
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Menlo Park, Calif.
High School: Menlo-Atherton
Major: Science, Technology & Society

Career Accolades and Statistics

  • 2015 ACWPC All-Academic - Excellent
  • 2015 MPSF All-Academic
  • 2014 ACWPC All-Academic - Excellent
  • 2014 MPSF All-Academic
  • 2013 ACWPC All-Academic - Excellent
  • 2012 ACWPC All-Academic - Superior
  • Allowed 103 goals and posted a 4.72 goals against average while playing 87.34 quarters (21.84 games)
  • Made 162 saves, an average of 7.42 per game

As a Senior (2015)

  • ACWPC All-Academic - Excellent
  • MPSF All-Academic
  • Allowed 23 goals and posted a 3.80 goals against average while playing 24.22 quarters (6.06 games)
  • Made 49 saves, an average of 8.09 per game
  • Made a season-high nine saves twice against Pacific (2/21) and Sonoma State (2/26)

As a Junior (2014)

  • ACWPC All-Academic - Excellent
  • MPSF All-Academic
  • Allowed 29 goals and posted a 6.07 goals against average while playing 19.12 quarters (4.78 games)
  • Made 37 saves, an average of 7.74 per game
  • Made seven saves over wins against UC Davis and Hawai'i on first day of the Stanford Invitational (2/1)
  • Stopped a pair of shots in win at Santa Clara (2/12)
  • Started and made eight saves with just two goals conceded in win at Pacific (2/15)
  • Again beat Pacific, allowing just three goals in Cardinal win (2/22)
  • Made five saves in second half of MPSF win at San Jose State (3/1)
  • Made two saves in first half of win at Fresno Pacific (3/8)
  • Stopped three shots in a half of action at Cal State Bakersfield (4/12)
  • Made four saves in second half against Indiana (5/9)

As a Sophomore (2013)

  • ACWPC All-Academic - Excellent
  • Allowed 20 goals and posted a 4.44 goals against average while playing 18 quarters (4.50 games)
  • Made 22 saves, an average of 4.89 per game
  • Started and made two saves with just one goal allowed against Cal Baptist (1/26)
  • Came on in relief and made three saves in win over Loyola Marymount (1/27)
  • Started against UC Davis, making two saves over a half of action (2/9)
  • Made three saves over action against CSU Bakersfield and Hawai'i at UCI Invitational (2/23)
  • Stopped three shots against CSU Bakersfield (3/2)
  • Started consecutive games, making three saves against Colorado State (3/24) and five against Hartwick (3/25)

As a Freshman (2012)

  • ACWPC All-Academic - Superior
  • Allowed 31 goals and posted a 4.77 goals against average while playing 26 quarters (6.50 games)
  • Made 54 saves, an average of 8.31 per game
  • Made four saves in relief against UC Davis (1/28)
  • Made first collegiate start in 13-4 win at Santa Clara, stopping six shots (2/18)
  • Started the UCI Invitational opener against UC San Diego, turning away six shots (2/25)
  • Stopped eight shots in win over Long Beach State (3/3)
  • Made six saves against Brown (3/26)
  • Stopped three shots against Pomona-Pitzer in the National Collegiate Championship first round (5/11)

USA Water Polo 

  • Trained with the national team at the USA Water Polo training facility in Los Alamitos in 2008 and 2010, and at the Olympic Club in 2010

Prior to Stanford

  • A 2011 graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School
  • Earned four letters in both water polo and swimming
  • Captained each team for a season
  • Helped lead M-A to CIF Central Coast Section Division I titles in 2007 and 2010
  • Team captured four straight Peninsula Athletic League titles
  • Also captured NorCal title in 2009
  • Three-time All-PAL first-team selection (2008-10), and named second-team All-PAL as a freshman in 2007
  • Named first-team All-American and CCS Most Valuable Goalie as a senior
  • Earned fourth-team All-America status as a junior in 2009
  • Earned second-team All-PAL in swimming as a sophomore
  • Played club for Stanford Water Polo Club and for NorCal Water Polo Club
  • Helped team to fourth-place finish at 2010 Junior Olympics
  • Captured Hawaiian Invitational title four times (2006-08, 2010), being named MVP of the tournament in 2010


  • Born in Stanford, Calif.
  • Parents are Chris and Marybeth Dorst
  • Both parents graduated from and were student-athletes at Stanford
  • Father Chris was a two-time All-American as a goalie for the men's water polo team and a two-time U.S. Olympian (1980, '84), winning silver at the 1984 Los Angeles Games
  • Mother Marybeth (Linzmeier) was an eight-time NCAA champion swimmer for the Cardinal and earned a spot on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team
  • Has two older sisters, Lindsay and Rebecca, who play water polo for California and UCLA, respectively
  • An aunt, Jane Clark, also graduated from Stanford and was a Stanford Dolly