Dianne DeNecochea
Born: 11/16/67
Hometown: Brooklyn, MI
Currently: La Jolla, CA
Height: 6'4"
College: University of Tennessee
Seasons Played: 6th Season

Career Highlights
  • DeNecochea is entering her sixth year in pro beach volleyball.
  • In the first year of the BVA Tour, she had her best finish at Long Beach, where she finished ninth with Missy Ross.
  • She played on the Pro Beach Four-Person Tour in 1996 and 1997, where she was named the Surprise Player of the Year in 1996. She also led that league in kills in 1997.
  • Played professional indoor volleyball in the Major League Volleyball - American Pro League, where she was a member of the Portland Spikers (1989), Minnesota Monarchs (1990), and the San Diego Spikers (1994). She also was named to the All-Star Team in 1994.
  • Played professionally in Europe for five years.
  • From 1990-1993 she played for Uni Basel Volleyball in Basel, Switzerland, where their best finish was third.
  • In 1994, she played for Charleroi in Belgium, where her team won the Belgian Cup and finished second in the league.
  • In 1998, she played for Cemar Rubiera Volleyball in Spezzano, Italy, where the team finished in fourth place.


  • Played her collegiate volleyball at the University of Tennessee.
  • Was Co-Captain in 1988.
  • Was team MVP in 1987 and 1988.
  • Was named All-Conference in 1987 and 1988.


  • DeNecochea, formerly Shoemaker, is married to Joel DeNecochea.
  • They have a daughter, Avalon, who was born on April 5.

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