Despite being one of the popular sports at a global competition like the Olympics, volleyball’s popularity still pales in comparison to that of other ball-related sports like soccer and basketball, especially in the United States. Yet, the sport has a number of public personalities it can look to as faces of the sport, one of them being, Taylor Agost.
Taylor Agost has been playing the sport ever since she was in high school and although she played alongside many who simply saw it as a fulfillment of their school grade athletic requirements, she has gone on to make a career of it, playing through college and professionally for a club.
In this article, we explore everything you need to know about her and her career so far.
Taylor Agost’s Biography
Taylor Agost’s life began on the 31st of May, 1996 in Happy Valley, Clackamas County in Oregon, having been born to parents Brett Agost and Dalene Agost. Her high school education was at Clackamas High School where she began her life as a volleyball player, playing the game with a level of excellence that earned her personal accolades like being named Volleyball Senior Ace.
As a member of the team, she was a prominent part of the championship team in the Three Rivers League at both Junior and Senior level and her high school team also competed in the 6A OSAA tournament, finishing in the third and fourth positions both times.
Following the end of her time in high school, Taylor Agost headed to the University of Oregon where she became a member of the school’s volleyball team called the Ducks.
Along with her college volleyball career, Taylor Agost studied to become an elementary school teacher. Her college career was a mixed bag of performances and stories as she dealt with injuries and poor runs of form but she did enough to achieve accolades like being named in the AVCA All-Region and All-Pac-12 teams, with her biggest honors coming in her final college season as a senior, earning a spot in the All-Pac-12 and the AVCA All-American team, along with the PrepVolleyball Second-team All-American team.
Her college career could very much have been the end of an exciting life as a volleyball player but Taylor Agost, who had a bachelor’s degree in hand, continued her career as a volleyball player and signed for Ladies in Black Aachen, a volleyball team in Germany.
She became a professional volleyball player in June 2018 and since then, has helped her team to the semifinals of the DVV Cup and the playoffs. She also helped her team in the Challenge Cup.
Taylor Agost wears jersey number 4 for her team and it remains to be seen how far she will go with her team, but for now, Taylor is enjoying every bit of her career as a volleyball player, as can be seen from her social media pages across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
A look through her social media pages also shows that Taylor Agost maintains a close relationship with her family members, particularly her parents, Brett and Dalene Agost.
Although they are prominent features on her pages, we know very little about them other than the fact they have raised and supported her growth as a remarkable athlete and woman.
In the world of sport, the physical profile is an important factor, especially in volleyball where body height is of utmost relevance. Thankfully, Taylor Agost is not in lack of it as she has a height of 6 feet 2 inches.
Her body weight is unknown, but she maintains a healthy and fit body. She also has a spike height (how high a player can jump to hit the ball) of 10 feet.
She has other noticeable body features like blonde hair and brown colored eyes.
Other Facts About Taylor Agost
At the moment, for the interested, Taylor Agost is a single woman, at least according to publicly available evidence. The volleyball player is, at the moment, focusing on her career.
When she is not on the court striking the ball with ferociousness, Taylor Agost enjoys going on trips with her family members.
In the NCAA Final Four game in 2017, Taylor Agost and three other players sang the US national anthem in a memorable fashion.
Taylor Agost’s early interest in sports could have taken her in any direction but her preference for team sports over individual sports led her to volleyball.