8 Avalon DeNecochea
8 Avalon DeNecochea
Height: 6-2
Year: So
Hometown: San Diego, CA
High School: University HS
Position: S
Experience: 1Y

2018 (Freshman)

One of three players to play in all 96 sets and start all 28 matches ... was named Big West Co-Freshman of the Year, becoming the first Mustang since Adlee Van Winden in 2015 and the fifth in program history to win the award ... directed the offense to a Big West leading .295 hitting percentage while averaging 10.32 assists per set, good for second in the conference ... also averaged 1.70 digs per set (fourth on the team), finished fourth on the team in total blocks with 44, and was tied for first on the team in service aces with 22 ... also recorded three double-doubles on the season and was named Big West Freshman of the Week three times.

University HS

A four-year varsity starter for University High School, Avalon was part of two league championship teams ... She was a three-time team MVP, three year team captain, two-time league MVP, three time first-team all-league and rookie of the year her freshman year ... also earned an honor cord at graduation and was a member of her school's child development program.

Personal

Born April 5, 2000 in San Diego ... daughter of Joel and Dianne DeNecochea ... both of her parents played college volleyball ...  her mom played collegiately at Tennessee and her father played at Long Beach State ... has a sister, Devon ... chose Cal Poly because of the "coaches, team, academics and love San Luis Obispo." ... majoring in Business