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Ryan Doherty


Hometown: Toms River, N.J.
Birth Year: 1984
Resides: Ventura, Calif.
Height: 7-1
College: University of Notre Dame
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  • Replacing Dalhausser/Rosenthal at the 2015 Beach World Championships as the No. 2 seed, with John Mayer finished 17th, eliminated in the round of 32 by Qatar
  • Won the 2015 AVP Seattle Open with John Mayer, his first AVP title and first win with Mayer
  • Top career finishes on the FIVB circuit came with partner Nick Lucena, one second, one third and two fifth-place finishes
  • Was a baseball pitcher at Notre Dame from 2003-05, being named All-American in 2004
  • Began playing beach volleyball in 2010

  • Finished second at the 2015 AVP Championships with John Mayer, was a personal best finish at the event for Doherty
  • On the 2015 World Tour, placed ninth with John Mayer at the Stavanger Major to improve upon a 25th place finish at the Lucerne Open
  • Finished 17th at the 2015 St. Petersburg Grand Slam with John Mayer, making three consecutive 17th-place finishes with the World Championships and then Gstaad Major
  • Took fifth at the Long Beach Grand Slam with Mayer, their best World Tour finish in 2015
  • With Mayer, replaced the World Championship team of Dalhausser/Rosenthal, taking their seeding at the event
  • Won the AVP Seattle Open with John Mayer, his first AVP title and first win with Mayer
  • Took second at AVP Chicago and tied for third at the AVP Manhattan Beach Open with Mayer
  • Improved on a third place finish at AVP New Orleans with John Mayer with a second-place finish in New York City. Marked his sixth runner-up showing in his career
  • In his final FIVB tournament of 2013, the Sao Paulo Grand Slam in Brazil, Doherty competed with Nick Lucena and finished fifth
  • Began 2013 season competing with partner Todd Rogers, finishing second at the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Best finish with Rogers in nine FIVB events was ninth in Long Beach, Calif. 
  • On the AVP Tour with Todd Rogers in 2013, finishes second in Salt Lake City and third at Manhattan Beach and Atlantic City
  • With partner Casey Patterson, played in seven Jose Cuervo tournaments, winning Belmar and Chicago. Also won NVL stop, Baltimore, and placed fifth at AVP Cincinnati
  • In 2011, played with three partners and finished 17th three times. 
  • Graduated with a degree in philosophy in 2009 from the University of Notre Dame
    2015 - John Mayer
    2014 - Nick Lucena
    2013 - Todd Rogers, Nick Lucena
    2012 - Casey Patterson
    2011 - Ed Lunnen, Mike Nelson, Phil Silva 
    2010 - Phil Silva, Gary Schreiber, Paul Munoz


    FIVB VIDEO - This one is for the cameras. Ryan Doherty stretches to save the ball!

    Updated September, 2015

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