Chris O’Dougherty is a pro lacrosse player in both the MLL and the NLL playing defense in both leagues. Chris grew up New Jersey where he picked up the game of lacrosse at and young age. For high school Chris attended Seton Hall Prep where he was a high school All American . For college Chris decided to stay local attending Rutgers University. For the Scarlet Knights Chris started every game but one in his four year career collecting 102 ground balls on defense. Chris also gained awards such as ECAC player of the week plus all ECAC team twice as well as preseason All American honors.
After his college days were over Chris got selected 31st overall by the Denver Outlaws in the MLL. Since 2009 Chris has been a member of the team and has started on defense. The Outlaws have had many winning season that Chris has been apart of with the team. He has gone to MLL semi finals and championship games in years past. This 2014 was a great one for Chris and the Outlaws while starting on close defense for the team the Outlaws won the MLL Championship .
This past week the USA indoor tryout list came out there was no surprise when Chris O’Dougherty name was on it. Since Chris was drafted by the Washington Stealth je has had a great NLL career. In 2010 Chris played a role in helping his team win the NLL championship and in 2011 helped lead them back when they were runners up . In 2013 Washington also came in second. Chris played a huge role on defense that 2013 season. While in Washington Chris played in 41 regular season games and 7 playoff games in four seasons.Since the team has moved to Vancouver and Chris stayed with them playing in 8 games in 2014 while putting up 5 assists and got 33 loose balls. When O’Dougherty was injured, the Stealth defense struggled for the majority of the season. He just signed another 1 year contract with the team for 2015. Chris also suited up in the summer for the Nanaimo Timbermen of the Western lacrosse Association he played in 58 games in three seasons racking up 17 points. This past summer another WLA team saw Chris play for them the Burnaby Lakers where he appeared in 4 regular season games getting 2 assists and 4 playoff games adding 1 goal 1 assist.
Chris also moved out to the state of Washington in 2009 where he has been a coach and helping grow the game out west. He was named Washington State Boy’s high school Coach of the Year in 2013. While he was in his first year he was head coach at Eastlake High School .You can see Chris loved the game and is a talented lacrosse player in both indoor and out. This weekend Chris should impress at tryouts back home in New Jersey and he should be a member for the 2015 World Indoor team.