Hey what’s up LAS Readers? Happy 2012! I have a great feeling about this year, and I’m especially excited to kick off my new “Lettin’ It Rip” interview series on LAS!
Each week I’ll be interviewing one current or former professional lacrosse player, asking them some quick hitter questions to better understand them as a person and lacrosse player. It is often these players that have driven, and continue to drive, the game of lacrosse to the next level. I hope you enjoy learning some fun facts that you might not have known about some of the greatest players to pick up a stick.
First up is my friend Brian “Doc” Dougherty…
Name: Brian Dougherty
Birthday: December 10th, 1973
College: University of Maryland
High School: The Episcopal Academy
2x high school All-American
2x college 1st team All-American
1995 NCAA Tournament MVP
1995 & ’96 Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award Winner
3x Major League Lacrosse Goalie of the Year
2x Team USA Gold medal winner
Current Gig: Head Coach, Chestnut Hill Men’s Lacrosse
Time to let it rip!
What was the first vehicle you ever had? What kind of vehicle do you currently drive?
1988 gray Chevy Citation with a red interior. Now I’m in a 2006 Trailblazer.
It’s your last meal, what are you going to eat?
A gigantic plate of mashed potatoes with turkey gravy.
Who do you look up to most today and why?
My dad, because he handles his business and is a man.
What is your biggest fear?
Failure… and snakes.
What is the one thing that you need on a daily basis?
What’s in your DVD collection?
Don’t really have one. On Demand, bro!
What would you say if someone on the street asked you for 20 bucks?
Can’t help you, bro.
What is your favorite quote?
“How bad do you want to be good?” – Dan Dougherty
What do you want to be remembered for?
Helping lacrosse grow to be a mainstream sport, and not being a hypocrite.
Did you have a nickname as a kid?
Stay puff marshmallow head, or just MALO…
If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?
A baby jaguar.
If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you say to them?
Babe Ruth… “Hey Babe, want to belly up to the bar and grab a beer?”
What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without a shower?
If you knew you were going to be stranded on a desert island, what 3 items would you take with you?
A guitar, SPF 100 sun block, and a big sombrero!
Favorite restaurant of all-time? What’s the name of the joint, and where is it located?
Dinosaur BBQ in the ‘Cuse.
Do you have a pre-game ritual? If so, what is it?
I like to shower right before I get dressed. I like the feeling of being clean before I go out on the field and get muddied up.
On your day off, you wake up and…?
Go back to sleep!
Why do you wear the # that you wear?
I used to wear #3, but when I got traded to Philly, the only guy older than me in the league was uncle Roy Colsey (who also wore #3) and he was already in Philly. So, I decided to switch it up and represent Dr. J and Ryan Howard and wear #6. Plus I was getting a lil’ fatter and I liked the way #6 wrapped around my belly!