A senior center back and captain, Dorsey leads the Conestoga boys’ soccer team (19-0 as of Oct. 25) in goals scored with 11 and leads a defense that has given up only five goals in 19 games and just one goal in 11 Central League contests. Last fall, Dorsey was considered the anchor of the Pioneers’ defense as well, and was a first team All-Main Line and a second team All-Central League pick. Dorsey is noted as a fast, skillful center back who controls the ball on the ground and in the air. Off the pitch, Dorsey is a member of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and the African American Student Union at Conestoga.
Q: What originally attracted you to the center back position? How do you see your role as the leader of the defense?
A: Ever since an early age I loved the center back position. By being a center back you have the responsibility of preventing the other team of scoring and that’s something I’ve always took pride in. As a leader on this team and especially by being a center back it’s my responsibility to be a coach on the field to help organize those around me.
Q: What do you think is the strongest aspect of your game? What part of your game are you working on the most currently?
A: The strongest aspect of my game is my versatility. I’m a player who can adapt and play anywhere on the field. The part of my game I need to improve on is my technical ability in short spaces.
Q: What do you think has been the biggest key to your scoring success?
A: The biggest key to my scoring success has been my mindset. I’ve always believed in my abilities in being able to put the ball into the back of net.
Q: Who have been your biggest soccer mentors, and what was the most important thing you learned from each one?
A: My biggest soccer mentor is Jeremiah White – he taught me the value of consistency. The greatest athletes perform at their peak always in a consistent basis.
Q: Tell us a little about your pre-game preparation the day of a game.
A: I hydrate a ton before every game and eat small balanced meals consisting of fruits and vegetables. I make sure I stay off my legs as much as possible and stretch really well.
Q: Tell us a little about your club soccer career. What has been your most memorable experience in club soccer?
A: I’ve played for many clubs throughout my soccer career, starting my younger days at FC Delco up until now most recently I played for the Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals. My favorite memory is from this year in the State Cup final – we were down 1-0 and made a comeback, and I scored two goals in the process.
Q: What do you think you might want to major in at college?
A: Most likely I’ll major in something in the business field.
Fun facts – Simeon Dorsey
Favorite book: Think and Grow Rich.
Favorite TV show: One Piece.
Favorite movie: Indiana Jones: The Raiders Of the Lost Ark.
Favorite athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo.
Favorite pre-game pump-up song: No Effort- Tee Grizzley.
Favorite team: Real Madrid.
Favorite pre-game meal: Pasta.
Family members: parents Steven and Ilisha, older brothers Solomon and Scion.
(To be selected as Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week, a student-athlete must first be nominated by his coach.)