The youngest of four scholar-athletes, Reading, Mass., native Ronan Doherty has fully emerged from his successful siblings’ shadows and is carving out quite a reputation as a versatile, competitive force of nature for the Groton School.
A defender and long-stick midfielder, the Notre Dame-bound junior has parlayed the lessons learned in watching his older sister and two older brothers compete in athletics throughout their lives, mostly the importance of putting in the work to become the best you can be.
“What I took from them was how hard they worked, no matter what, even if they weren’t the most skilled, they would keep going hard and working,” he said. “I liked seeing how hard they worked at their sports. It pushed me to be like them. Seeing how much fun they were having was also a big thing. We always had sibling rivalries in things, which was fun growing up. They are definitely my role models.”