Polly Dong
Polly  Dong

RS Senior

Auburn, CA

High School:
Placer HS




4th all-time at USD in career assists (331)
10th at USD in career 3-pointers made (60)
4th all-time in assists per game (3.8)
8th in school history with 137 steals
129 assists as a sophomore is the 3rd-highest single-season total in school history
54 steals as a junior ranks 9th all-time for any Torero in a single-season
114 assists in 2004-05 ranks 9th on USD's all-time single-season assist list

JUNIOR 2004-05
Moved into 4th on the all-time Toreros assist list by passing out 114 assists as a redshirt junior... Completed another productive season by starting in each of San Diego's 22 games to close out the year... Ranked 3rd among all WCC players in both steals (2.5 spg) and assists (4.1 apg) within league play... Her 114 dimes (4.1 apg) was the 9th-best single-season assist effort in school history... Made a career-high 22 three-pointers during the year to put her among USD's all-time leaders in that category... Also enjoyed a career-best year in steals (54), including swiping a career-high eight @ Gonzaga (1/22)... Went 3-for-4 from three-point range against San Francisco (1/15) en route to scoring a season-high 15 points... Posted double-figure scoring numbers five different times... Had six steals, seven assists and five rebounds in a Torero rout over Portland (2/17)... Solid from the free-throw line, shooting 72% (32-of-44) from the charity stripe on the season... Connected on 4-of-4 from the free-throw line three different times... Averaged 5.9 points, 4.1 assists and nearly two steals per game during the course of the season.

Dished out a team-high 129 assists, good for a third place tie on USD's all-time single-season list... Ranked second in the WCC with 4.45 assists per game... Started in all 29 games for the Toreros, averaging 28 minutes per contest... Honored with USD's 'Charge Award'... Led the Toreros in steals (52), ranking among the league leaders in that category... Scored a career-high and game-high 17 points to lead USD past Georgetown (12/28) 65-58 in the 2003 San Diego Surf-n-Slam Classic... Matched a career-best with 3 treys in that win over the Hoyas (12/28)... Passed out a career-high 9 assists on two different occasions, first vs. New Mexico State (12/4) and later vs. Oral Roberts (12/22)... Matched a career-high with 4 steals numerous times... Picked up a career-high 5 rebounds @ Portland (1/29)... Went 7-for-9 from the line helping USD defeat Pacific (12/21)... Averaged 4.7 points per game, knocking down 17 three-point baskets on the year.

FRESHMAN 2002-03
Started in 19 games as a redshirt freshman... Scored a then-career-high 15 points during a 76-72 USD win over San Francisco (2/22)... Ranked second on the team in assists with 88 on the year... Passed out a season-best 7 assists against Santa Clara (1/11)... Posted double-figures in scoring on 3 occasions... Scored 11 points in San Diego's opening round win over St. Mary's (3/6) in the WCC Tournament... During San Diego's Surf-n-Slam Classic she scored 11 points against Kent State (12/30), connecting on a trio of three-pointers... Buried 3 treys at Nevada (12/21)... On the year, Dong averaged 4.5 points per game and 2.9 assists. 2001-02
Sat out the entire season as a medical redshirt.

Came to USD from Placer High School in Auburn, California... Was the Sierra Foothill League MVP as a senior... Led the Placer Hillmen to a league championship and a CIF section Semi-Final appearance as a senior... Served as the Hillmen's team captain as a junior and senior... Was the Placer team MVP both as a junior and senior... Was an all-league selection as a junior on a team that went to the CIF Semi-Finals...Coached by Tony Camillucci at Placer.

Business Administration major... Also recruited by the University of Pennsylvania and Boise State... Parents are Dennis and Patty Dong...Born on December 8, 1982 in Auburn, CA.

Career Statistics


Career Highs
17-Points vs. Georgetown (12-28-03)
5-Rebounds* vs. Portland (2-17-05)
1-Block* vs. Gonzaga (2-19-05)
9-Assists* vs. Oral Roberts (12-22-03)
8-Steals @ Gonzaga (1-22-05)
3-3pt fgs* vs. USF (1-15-05)
*accomplished more than once

What is the one thing you gave up for the team this year?
My massive candy intake and biting my fingernails
How old were you when you started playing basketball?
Who is your role model?
My parents
What do you want to be when you grow up?
To be determined...
If I could go anywhere on vacation I would go...
To Europe with Dexxy
If I could speak another language I would speak...
What is your favorite restaurant in San Diego?
Café on Park
What is your all-time favorite sports movie?
The Sandlot & Remember the Titans
On game day I always...
Eat a piece of fruit
One thing I always pack for road trips is...
My alarm clock for Rego
What is your motto?
You don't stop playing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop playing
Who is your all-time favorite athlete?
Mia Hamm
Describe yourself in one word:

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Pack the Pavilion Night Against BYU
No. 6 Toreros battle No. 11 BYU for the first place spot in conference
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Toreros Prepare For Butler
Smith and Coach Lindsey talk challenges and strategies for first away PFL game
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Meet the Toreros: Megan Jacobsen
Jacobsen is a 6'2" middle blocker from Tacoma, Washington
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USD Wins Big Conference Game Against Dayton
Toreros beat Dayton 34-22
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Volleyball Plays USF for First WCC Play
Kristen Gengenbacher & Kaity Edwards talk about excitement for WCC play
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USD Hosts Dayton in PFL Opener
Co-Captain Brian Riley & Coach Lindsey talk about the challenges of the Saturday's game
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Volleyball Highlights from Wins Over UCSB and LBSU
Volleyball up to no. 7 after dominant weekend
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Meet The Toreros: Ana Ramos
Freshman guard from Portugal
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Cross Country Shows Speed on Home Course
The women finished second overall & the men finished fourth overall
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Meet the Toreros: Kaity Edwards
6-2 MH From Playa Del Rey, CA
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Second Home Tournament Preview
Lauren Schad & Jayden Kennedy talk about new ranking and preview upcoming games
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Home Cross Country Race Preview
Head Coach Guarino and seniors Benster & Smith talk about the new team
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Volleyball Highlights from Home Tournament Sweep
Volleyball beats UCI, CU and UCLA at their first home tournament
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Sixth Man Night
Head Coach Smith talks about upcoming annual fundraiser
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Volleyball's First Home Tournament of the Season
Kramer & Jennings recap last game and share excitement for upcoming tournament
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Football Plays Cal Poly After 27-0 Opening Week Win
Giorgi and Lindsey recap game against WNM and preview Cal Poly
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Men's Soccer Home Opener Preview
Price & McFadden preview UCD & Sac State
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WNMU recap
Postgame Highlights & Interviews
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Who's Next?
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Western New Mexico Preview
Jamal Agnew & Anthony Lawrence break down WNMU.
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USD vs. Stanford Volleyball UPSET
Torero women win 3 of 5 sets against #11 Stanford.
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Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Pineiro
Versatile 6'6" forward will redshirt 2016-17 season.
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Men's Soccer Kicks Off Season In NC
Coach McFadden & Michael Turner Preview Matches vs Duke & Elon.
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Softball Golf Tournament Promo
September 17th at Bernardo Heights CC.
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Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Wright
Former Utah Ute will redshirt the 2016-17 season.
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Training Camp Update
Team prepares for Saturday scrimmage.
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Meet the Toreros: Patricia Brossmann
6'0" freshman forward from Berlin, Germany.
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Meet the Toreros: Mark Carbone
6'2" freshman guard from Wethersfield, CT.
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Meet the Toreros: Madison Pollock
6'1" freshman guard from Snohomish, Wash.
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Women's Soccer In the Community
Toreros host soccer skills clinic at Linda Vista Elementary.
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Meet the Toreros: Juwan Gray
6'8" freshman forward from Dover, Delaware.
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Toreros Open Training Camp
The USD women's soccer team began training camp today.
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Meet the Toreros: Nassir Barrino
6'0" freshman guard from Newark, New Jersey.
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Meet the Toreros: José Martinez
6'10" freshman forward from Cayey, Puerto Rico.
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Meet the Toreros: Frank Ryder
6'10" freshman forward from Boulder, Colo.
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2015-16 Highlight Video
All the top plays from 2015-16
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Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
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Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
Malina Hood looks back at her USD career
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NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
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2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
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Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
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Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
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Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
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2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
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The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
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MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
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USD Baseball Season Preview
Season starts at No. 3 Vanderbilt February 19
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USD Softball Season Preview
Season starts February 12
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UCLA Preview
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
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Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
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Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
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Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
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Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
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BYU Preview
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.

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City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park

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Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play

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Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences

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Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park

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Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99

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Butler Preview
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler

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CSUN Preview
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN

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USC Preview
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC

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Davidson Preview
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game

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San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic

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Nevada Preview
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend

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USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops

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Campbell Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell

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Stetson Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far

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WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day

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Warner Recap
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win

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Warner Preview

Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner

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Torero Community Service

USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego

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Men's Basketball Camp Update

Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season

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Drake Preview

Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game

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Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win

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LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night

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ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare

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Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak

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Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015

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CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak

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Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second

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SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival

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WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win

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2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico

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Volleyball Tournament Preview

A preview of the USD Tournament
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Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
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Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
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2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.


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