LA Tech softball adds two signees

Louisiana Tech head coach Josh Taylor announced a pair of signees with the addition of infielder Kaylee Grealy (Fresno, Calif./Clovis North HS) and catcher Ella Rose Wright (Lee’s Summit, Missouri/Lee’s Summit North HS).

Both Grealy and Wright join the 2022 Signing Class which includes utility Paris Endris (Airline HS/Bossier City, La.), pitcher Allie Floyd (Boling HS/East Bernard, Texas) and utility Alannah Rogers (Willow Canyon HS/Surprise, Arizona).

Grealy is an infielder who lettered for Clovis North High School in California as a freshman and sophomore, leading the program to the 2020 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship. During her sophomore season, she batted .650 with 13 runs and eight extra base hits during a Covid-19 shortened season. She then moved to Texas as a junior and played at Prosper High School, although got her early in the season. She is now back at Clovis North for her senior year. 

“Kaylee is a dynamic middle infielder with gap to gap pop in her bat,” said Taylor. “Her ability to control her barrel and use the entire field while bringing a fierce competitiveness will allow her to compete right away at this level. We couldn’t be more excited to add Kaylee to the roster next season and look forward to seeing her compete in a LA Tech uniform.”

Grealy ranked 139th by Extra Innings 2022 Extra Elite Top 100 and was ranked 95th among infielders by Extra Innings. The recipient of the Bronco Athlete Award as a sophomore at Clovis North, Grealy plays travel ball for Kevin Shelton and the Texas Glory – the same organization that produced former Lady Techsters Morgan Turkoly, Preslee Gallaway, Marilyn Rizzato and more.

“I chose Louisiana Tech because it feels like home,” said Grealy. “The entire staff at Louisiana Tech is amazing and so welcoming. I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else.”

Wright is a catcher who has played for Lee’s Summit North High School in Missouri, helping lead the program for the past three years. She earned first team all-conference and second team all-district as a junior while being named the Defensive Player of the Year. She was ranked No. 90 Elite Player for the 2022s by Extra Innings and was named to the Extra Innings 16U All-Summer Team.

“Ella is a polished defender behind the plate,” said Taylor. “She has a deep understanding of the game and how it should be played. Ella brings a fiery competitiveness to the field each time she steps on it. We are excited to welcome Ella to the Tech family.”

Wright plays travel ball for the DaMarini Aces and coach Ryan Taylor. This past summer she batted .378 with 10 doubles, four home runs and 78 RBI during the 2021 summer travel ball season.

“From my first visit to Louisiana Tech, it felt like home from the coaching staff to the players to the support staff to the community of Ruston,” said Wright. “Being an out-of-state player, feeling comfortable away from home was extremely important to myself and my family. I have no doubt I will continue to grow on and off the field, as well as in the classroom. I can’t wait for these next four years at Tech.”