Meg Douty - Athlete - STX Women's Lacrosse

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Meg Douty

#29 Team USA / Command Defense
Hometown: Fair Haven, NJ
Alma Mater: Maryland

Accolades

• Tewaaraton Award finalist (2014)
• IWLCA National Defender of the Year (2014)
• IWLCA First Team All-American (2014, 2015)
• Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2015)
• ACC Defender of the Year (2014)
• First Team All-Big Ten (2015)
• First Team All-ACC (2014)

Why I Use STX

First and foremost, STX has been the leader in technology and development for equipment for years, so from an equipment standpoint, it was a no-brainer. More importantly, I wanted to align myself with this company because they understood and supported that I brought much more to the table than 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.

Q&A

Q.  How old were you when you started playing?

A.  I started playing lacrosse in 4th grade. It was brought to my town and I decided to give it a shot.

Q.  Who was your favorite athlete (any sport) growing up?

A.  Mia Hamm

Q.  What was your Play Huge moment in your career?

A.  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.

Q.  What song is always on your pregame playlist?

A.  To be honest, I do not 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 becoming 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.

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