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
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  • Paired with Billy Allen in 2018. Competed in seven AVP events, finishing second in Hermosa and third in New York and San Francisco.
  • Played in five FIVB events with Allen. They finished tied for ninth in The Hague and Doha, Qatar. The pair also finished ninth in Yangzhou, China as part of the 2019 season
  • 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... Author of Avatar's Guide to Beach Volleyball
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