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Ryan Doherty



Hometown: Toms River, N.J.
Birth Year: 1984
Resides: Ventura, Calif.
Height: 7-1
Weight: 230 pounds
College: University of Notre Dame
Olympic History: None
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INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – In his final FIVB tournament, the Sao Paulo Grand Slam in Brazil, Doherty competed with Nick Lucena and finished fifth... Began  the season competing internationally with partner Todd Rogers… The pair finished second at the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (3/22-3/24)… Doherty and Rogers competed in nine FIVB events in 2013 with their best finish a ninth in Long Beach, Calif. (July 22-27).

DOMESTIC HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Doherty and Rogers placed second at the AVP event in Salt Lake City and third at Manhattan Beach and Atlantic City. As a team, they won $20,125. 2012 – Ryan and partner Casey Patterson competed in seven Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series tournaments… Their best finishes were first place in Belmar (6/22-6/24) and Chicago (7/13-7/15). They won $22,000… The pair competed in one National Volleyball League tournament (Baltimore [5/17-5/19]) and finished first, winning $3,750… Doherty and Patterson competed in two AVP Pro Beach Tour events, finishing as high as fifth in Cincinnati (8/30-9/2) and won $5,000. 2011 – Ryan competed in four tournaments with partners Ed Lunnen, Phil Silva and Mike Nelson, finishing 17th three times. His partnerships won a total of $375. 2010 – Ryan played in four AVP tournaments with partners Paul Munoz, Gary Schreiber and Phil Silva, with 41st being the best finish.

PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 2, in Toms River, New Jersey… Parents are Nancy O’Brien and Patrick Doherty… He has one sister, Cassidy… Ryan attended Toms River East High School where he was the New Jersey State Player of the Year for baseball in 2002… He pitched for the University of Notre Dame from 2003-2005, and was an All-American in 2004… He majored in philosophy and graduated in 2009… Ryan played one year of indoor volleyball on the Notre Dame club team in 2009… He moved to California and began playing beach volleyball in 2010… Ryan’s nickname is Avatar… His favorite movies are Gladiator, Braveheart, and Dumb and Dumber… He likes to listen to Incubus… Ryan’s role model is his mother because she worked hard to give him a great childhood… He says the happiest moment in his life is tomorrow.

PARTNERS: 2013 – Todd Rogers, Nick Lucena. 2012 – Casey Patterson. 2011 – Ed Lunnen/Mike Nelson/Phil Silva. 2010 – Phil Silva/Gary Schreiber/Paul Munoz.

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