Hometown: Gateshead, England
MICHAEL AT A GLANCE: Brings a hard-nosed defensive attitude and aerial game strength…Very good leadership qualities for a young player.
FRESHMAN (2012): One of only two players to start all 16 games…Helped solidified the back line and finished second on the team with 1381 minutes played…Named to the SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll during the fall semester…Earned a spot on the Dean’s List (3.5-3.99 GPA) both semesters.
HIGH SCHOOL & CLUB: Graduated high school in 2009 ... Attended Gatshead College, where he played under Paul Bryson ... Played in 42 games and logged over 3,700 minutes and score seven goals in that span ... Received Scholar of the Year, Player of the Year as well as National Cup Winner accolades during the 2011 season.
PERSONAL: Son of Michael John Dodds and Susan Barnes … Has two sisters, Charlotte and Harriet Dodds … Majoring in Sport Management.