Megan Douty

#29 Team USA / Command | Defense

 

   

HOMETOWN: FAIR HAVEN, NJ

ALMA MATER: MARYLAND

Why I Use STX

 

First and foremost, STX has been the leader in technology and development in equipment for years, so from an equipment standpoint, it was a no-brainer. More importantly, I wanted to

align myself with STX because they understand and support my beliefs. They know I bring much more to the table than just being a lacrosse athlete. They were willing to give me a platform

to utilize for topics that are important to me, like equality for female athletes,

growing our sport, entrepreneurship, and inspiring female athletes to set goals.

Accolades

   WPLL Inaugural Season Champion 

    2x WPLL All-Star Team

    2014 Tewaaraton Award Finalist 

    2x National Champion

    3x ACC Champion

    2x IWLCA First Team All-American (2014 & 2015)

    2014 IWLCA National Defender of the Year 

    2014 ACC Defender of the Year 

    2014 First Team All-ACC

    2014 Inside Lacrosse Defender of the Year

    2014 Womenslax.com Defender of the Year 

    2015 First Team All-Big Ten

    2015 IWLCA Defender of the Year 

    2015 NCAA All Tournament Team

    2015 IWLCA All Region

    2015 Big Ten Defender of the Year 

    Selected to the 2017 USA World Cup Team 

    Member of Team USA Since 2014 

    2x Gold Medalist 

    World Cup Champion

    World Games Champion 

    All-World Team (top 15 players in the world)

 

MEGAN'S SETUP

Q&A

Q. HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED PLAYING?

A. I started playing lacrosse in 4th It was brought to my town and I decided to give it a shot. To be honest, 3rd grade softball was not action packed enough for to hold my attention, so I was excited to have another spring sport to try and I immediately fell in-love.

Q. WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE ATHLETE (ANY SPORT) GROWING UP?

A. Mia Hamm was my favorite athlete growing up.

Q. WHAT WAS YOUR PLAY HUGE MOMENT IN YOUR CAREER?

A. I can't really choose one Play Huge moment in my career because I have had so many incredible moments on each team I play for. With Maryland, winning the National Championship in 2014 and 2015 would top the list. With the USA National Team winning Gold at the World Cup and World Games in 2017 was a dream come true. There are so many more Play Huge moments but these are some of my favorites.

Q. WHAT SONG IS ALWAYS ON YOUR PREGAME PLAY LIST?

A. To be honest, I don't really warm-up to music. I kind of get lost in my own thoughts before games.

Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?

A. Miracle, for obvious reasons. It is one of those movies that I can watch over and over again, and still feel inspired at the end.

Q. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A YOUNGER VERSION OF YOURSELF?

A. Don’t be so hard on yourself when you make a mistake – use it as motivation to continue to grow as a person and athlete.

Q. WHAT’S THE ONE THING YOU’D LIKE TO SEE CHANGED IN YOUR SPORT?

A. I would love to see our sport bridge the gap of equality between the men and women’s game.

Q. WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE TEAMMATE YOU’VE EVER PLAYED WITH?

A. I have been lucky enough to play with so many of the best players and people through my college, international, and professional career – I cannot choose just one!

Q. WHO IS OR WAS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN HELPING YOU ON YOUR WAY TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE?

A. I do not think I could choose one person… my family and best friend and business partner always support me to pursue my dreams and reach my goals. They are always there to push me in the right direction and motivate me to succeed.

Q. DESCRIBE YOUR PLAYING STYLE IN THREE WORDS.

A. Fast, controlled, strategic

Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISE OR DRILL TO DO WHILE YOU’RE TRAINING AND WHY?

A. My favorite exercises have to be a combination of high intensity training and explosive movements. They help build my strength/power and increase my endurance simultaneously.

Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PRE-GAME MEAL?

A. The night before a game I always eat a protein and a healthy carb prior to performance.

Q. TELL US YOUR FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE.

A. Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right. – Henry Ford

Q. IF YOU COULD PLAY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE?

A. I have seen so many beautiful countries because of this sport. One place I have yet to visit but would love to travel to and play would be Australia or New Zealand.