Dola selected for 2nd team All-State by Virginia Preps

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14,103 comments January 11, 2011

Dola Makes 2010 Fall All-Met 2nd Team

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23,485 comments December 21, 2010

Sports: Michael Dola Named All-Region Team

First Team

Kicker – Michael Dola, senior, Yorktown

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19,546 comments November 19, 2010

Michael Dola Fall 2010 Highlights

20,204 comments November 12, 2010

Washington Post Profiles Michael

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23,570 comments November 7, 2010

Yorktown’s Patriot: Yorktown High School’s star kicker, Mike Dola, is the difference in this Yorktown football team.

Another great article from the Ballston-VirginiaSquare Patch. Click her for a link to this article.

October 22, 2010

Arlington Sun Gazette: Big Foot

Link to his article.

If Michael Dola’s nickname is “big foot” that would certainly be an appropriate description.

That’s because the Yorktown High School senior place-kicker and punter has been booming the ball with thunderous and lengthy results all season long, no matter what type of kick.

20,806 comments October 16, 2010

Varsity News: A Conversation With ‘Internet Sensation’ Michael Dola

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This week at Varsity News, we talk to Michael Dola. He’s the best kicker in the D.C. area and the reluctant co-star of football blooper that has gone viral.

Oct 15, 2010 – My name is Jordan Ruby and I’ve been living in the DMV for five years and covering high school sports in the area for four. Varsity News is a weekly feature that reviews all the best local action in a single place, bullet pointed for easy digestion.

Michael Dola is the placekicker for Yorktown High School in Arlington, and he’s known for his touchbacks. He’s got a strong leg and usually a forces opponent to start their drives at the 20-yard line. He’s a field position generator.


October 15, 2010

Yorktown Kicker Dola Boots Hayfield, 51-yard field goal, touchbacks, set the stage for comeback

A great article from the Kingstowne Patch.

Michael Dolla

14,823 comments September 25, 2010

Washington City Paper: Kicking Isn’t Everything—It’s the Only Thing

Link to this article.
How local coach Paul Woodside teaches future NFL kickers, one leg at a time

Last week, ESPN began running a short video of a high school football player catching a kickoff and immediately running into the goalpost at the back of his own end zone. The blooper aspect of the clip got it heavy rotation.

What I found most striking about the viral video, however, was the distance of the kick: The ball traveled almost 70 yards in the air. When I saw that the incident happened locally—the kicker was Michael Dola from Arlington’s Yorktown High—my first thought was: “I bet Paul Woodside coached him!”


“Michael Dola! He’s one of my guys!” Woodside, the region’s pre-eminent kicking coach, tells me as soon as I mention the clip. “Big leg! Great kid! Awesome!”


September 24, 2010

Michael Dola

Class of 2011
Yorktown High School
Arlington, Virginia

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