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Taeja Toleafoa Athlete Profile

#21 Taeja Toleafoa

Positions: Outside Hitter, Defensive Specialist Height: 5-11 Roster Years: 2010-2012 Hometown: South Jordan, UT Last School: Bingham High School


  • Married to Isaac Toleafoa
  • Parents are Kesi and Kay Afalava
  • Has three brothers and two sisters
  • Father, Kesi, played football for the University of Hawaii and professionally in Canada
  • Enjoys spending time with her family and friends and working out

Before BYU

  • Played for Club 801 of Utah and Club Hawaii in Kahuku, Hawaii
  • Moved to Utah her junior year of high school, playing for the Bingham High School Miners under head coach Melissa Glasker
  • Awarded Region Team I, All-State second team, team leadership award and team MVP in 2008
  • Named region MVP, team MVP and to the All-Tournament team in 2009
  • Participated in basketball where she was named to the All-State second team and All-Region first team

2010 | Freshman Year

  • Recorded 39 kills and 47 digs
  • Had a .068 hitting percentage
  • Recorded a career and season-high 10 kills, 39 attempts and 19 digs against South Carolina 8/28/10
  • Recorded a career and season-high .364 hitting percentage against San Diego State University 11/6/10
  • Posted a career and season-high against Nebraska with 2 block assists and 2 total blocks
  • Tallied a career and season-high 2 service aces against Illinois 8/27/10
  • Recorded a career and season-high 1 assist on two different occasions in 2010

2011 | Sophomore Year

Did not play

2012 | Junior Year


  • Played in the match vs. No. 24 Colorado State 
  • Played in the match vs. No. 14 Tennessee 
  • Played vs. Portland State 
  • Had one assist and two digs vs. New Hampshire 
  • Played in the match vs. Princeton 
  • Recorded two digs vs. Portland 
  • Had one dig vs. San Francisco 
  • Played in eight sets this season
  • Totaled five digs