Fair Haven native Megan Douty is not only one of the best in the world as a player, but she’s also molding the next generation of lacrosse stars on the Jersey Shore. Watch our JSZ-TV feature on the Team USA defender!
Megan Douty is set to compete for Team USA in her second World Lacrosse Championships in late June in Maryland. The former Rumson-Fair Haven standout has won two national championships at the University of Maryland and was named to the All-World team after the United States won the 2017 world championship.
In the midst of playing at the top level of the sport, Douty and Alex Marino co-founded All Lax, molding the next generation of girls lacrosse. The duo has made a huge impact in Monmouth County with their first two travel teams generating a long list of Division I commitments and signings. Paige Nolan (UPenn) and Mary Kate Allingham (Mount St. Mary’s) are two of the key pieces of Shore Conference champion Trinity Hall. Paige Kelly of Red Bank Regional is one of the highest-profile recruits in New Jersey after committing to the University of North Carolina. Douty’s alma mater Rumson-Fair Haven has become a consistent state power. Jackie Braceland (Army) is one of a number of RFH players playing for All Lax and Manasquan’s sectional final team features Phoebe Matuch (Holy Cross) and goalie Quinn McCarthy (Albany). For some of the Shore’s top players, the opportunity to work with one of the best players in the world is having a profound effect. Watch JSZ’s feature on Megan Douty and see how she juggles playing and coaching:
Douty and Team USA begin pool play at Towson on June 29th against Canada.