What Is Tate Drageset Sexuality? Is The Volleyball Star Transgender?

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Tate Drageset Sexuality: High school volleyball star Tate Drageset has made headlines recently because of her sexuality as she is a transgender athlete. She is a volleyball star at the Actyve Volleyball Club based in Santa Monica, California. 

The 17-year-old transgender athlete verbally committed to the University of Washington in June this year as part of a scholarship.

Recently, Drageset was awarded the California Interscholastic Federation’s Division 5 Player of the 2022-23 season, as she was a part of the two USA volleyball teams that claimed national titles last year.

Volleyball Star Tate Drageset
Volleyball Star Tate Drageset (Source: LA Daily News)

The over 6-foot Drageset plays in the Outside Hitter Position and has played a key role in her team Actyve Volleyball Club. She has a 94-inch standing reach and wore jersey #5 for Actyve. 

She attended Buckley High School in Sherman Oaks, California, and began her high school volleyball career from there.

In her relatively short high school volleyball career so far, she has managed to win many accolades.

She was awarded the Liberty League Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2021-22 and 2022-23.

Her team won the CIF Division 5 Championship in 2022-23 with Drageset herself winning the Player of the Year title.

Although she has been in the headlines recently, she seems to have kept her personal life pretty private. Her Instagram is private and she is not active on other social media.

What Is Tate Drageset Sexuality? Is She Transgender?

Tate Drageset’s sexuality has been a reason for heated debate in the sports world recently as the Volleyball phenom is transgender.

Recently, she committed to the University of Washington to earn one of the twelve D1 volleyball scholarships offered to women.

Tate Drageset In University Of Washington Sweatshirt
Tate Drageset In University Of Washington Sweatshirt (Source: X)

As soon as the news came out, it was criticized by multiple sports analysts and journalists.

It has caused huge amounts of controversy in the internet sports space.

Drageset’s Scholarship Outrage

Interestingly, many renowned faces in the sports world have hit out at the University of Washington for awarding a transgender athlete a women’s scholarship.

It is important to note that, the twelve scholarships are usually extended to a course of four years, with only two to three being offered per year.

Notably, former NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines expressed her aversion toward Drageset, accusing her of stripping away an opportunity meant for female athletes.

In her recent post on X, she also advised the University of Washington to revoke the scholarship.

She posted her outrage on X saying:

“Male takes women’s volleyball scholarship at @UW… a soon-to-be Big 10 school. Stealing the already few opportunities for women at the collegiate level. How can he be proud? “

On top of this, Riley has consistently stood against the idea of transgender women participating in women’s sports.

Similar to Riley, Alejandro Avila, journalist of the Outkick has also lashed out at Drageset accusing her of “stealing opportunities” from women. 

In his latest article, he expressed his disappointment at the scholarship:

“A 6-foot high school boy has reportedly been offered a scholarship to join the University of Washington’s women’s volleyball team.”

Boasting a great vertical leap on an already lowered net, Drageset is playing like a man amongst girls.”

It is clear to see that this move has stirred up a lot of controversy. Neither the University of Washington nor Drageset has come out with any response on the matter as of yet. 

It will be intriguing to see how this story develops in the upcoming months.

Suyog Tiwari
Suyog Tiwari

Suyog Tiwari

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