Name: Ryan Doherty
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball
Height: 7-1
Hometown: Toms River, N.J.
College: University of Notre Dame, '09 philosophy
Other Career Highlights
  • Has two silver medals on the FIVB World Tour, most recently in 2017 with John Hyden
  • Prior to his beach volleyball debut in 2010, played three seasons (2005-07) in the minor league after being signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Was a baseball pitcher at Notre Dame from 2003-05, being named an All-American in 2004
  • DID YOU KNOW
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  • In 2017, had his most successful international season of his career; partnered with Olympian John Hyden for one silver, one fourth and three fifth-place finishes; on the domestic AVP Tour, won one and earned third twice
  • Tied a career best finish of silver on the FIVB World Tour, in 2017 with John Hyden in Poland
  • Has played internationally with Olympians Todd Rogers, Nick Lucena, and John Hyden
  • Has played on the FIVB World Tour since 2013
  • Between 2013 and 2016 on NORCECA, has one silver and one bronze, medaling in two of two tournaments
  • Made his international debut in 2013 at NORCECA Cayman Islands, finishing second with Todd Rogers
  • On the AVP Tour from 2010-16, has two titles, seven second-place finishes and eight third place finishes; named the domestic tour's Best Offensive Player in 2015
  • Made his professional beach debut in 2010 at AVP Huntington Beach
  • In 2011, played with three partners and finished 17th three times
  • Was a pitcher for the Notre Dame baseball team, named second team All America
Personal: Graduated with a degree in philosophy in 2009 from the University of Notre Dame...Nickname is Avatar