Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson said Friday that she and her entire family tested positive for the coronavirus last month. “The virus hit pretty close to home,” Dolson said during ESPN’s WNBA draft broadcast.
Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson said during ESPN’s WNBA draft broadcast Friday that her “whole family” tested positive for the coronavirus last month.
“This virus has hit pretty close to home,” Dolson said. “About a month ago, my whole family and I, we all tested positive for the virus and it hit us pretty hard. My mom, she ended up being admitted into the hospital for about four days. She had severe symptoms, pneumonia. But because of the team of health care workers that was there, she’s home safe now and healthy. ”
Dolson, who starred at UConn from 2010 to 2014 and has spent time in the WNBA with the Washington Mystics (2014-17) and the Sky (2017-present), played a partial season with the Hebei Win Power of the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) in 2019-20 before returning to the U.S. Dolson’s last game with Hebei was Jan. 2. The Chicago Sun-Times previously reported that Dolson, 28, was home in January when she learned the WCBA had suspended its season.
Dolson, a native of Port Jervis, New York, has three siblings, according to her USA Basketball bio.
“I just want to say thank you to all the health care workers out there,” Dolson said. “What you’re doing is inspirational and amazing — putting your lives at risk for us and helping the community and the country. I just want to say thank you.”