Doreen played for Cheshire High School and was coached by Cynthia Hitchcock from 1975-1977. In 1975 her team captured the Housatonic League championship, as they did the 1976 as well. Also in 1976 they won the Class M state title.
Doreen was named to the All-State team and later participated in tryouts for the US Olympic volleyball team. In July 1976 she toured Poland playing exhibition volleyball with the Cheshire High School team. By 1977, Doreen was captain of her team and once again they won league and state championships.
During her years on the team, teh Cheshire Hish volleyball team enjoyed a 62-match winning streak. Doreen coached volleyball at Saint Rose of Lima in New Haven from 1991-1992. She is presently self-employed and working out of New Haven.