BYU transfer joins LA Tech softball program

BYU outfielder Alexis Gilio has joined the LA Tech softball program.

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications

The Louisiana Tech Softball roster continues to form as head coach Josh Taylor announced the addition of outfielder Alexis Gilio, a transfer from Brigham Young University, on Tuesday.

A native of Lafayette, Colo., Gilio arrives in Ruston after spending her freshman and sophomore seasons in Provo as a member of the Cougars.

“We are excited to welcome Alexis to the LA Tech family,” Taylor said. “Her physicality will have an immediate impact on our program. She has the ability to both stand and swing and slap and has great speed. We are excited to welcome her to Ruston and believe she will have an immediate impact on our program.”

Gilio appeared in 85 games while making 49 starts during her two seasons at BYU. In 2023, she posted a .284 batting average with 27 hits, seven doubles, one triple, five RBI, 22 runs scored, and six stolen bases.

As a Freshman in 2022, Gilio batted .300, collecting 15 hits, two doubles, 15 runs scored, and four RBI. She also possesses difference-making speed, with 17 stolen bases in 21 attempts. In the classroom, Gilio was a West Coast Conference All-Academic Honorable Mention selection as a sophomore.

“I chose Louisiana Tech because everything felt right when I stepped on campus,” Gilio said. “On my visit, I was able to get to know Coach Taylor, and I really connected with him. I love how there is a family atmosphere. Everyone I met was so kind. They have great facilities, and I get the opportunity to play for a very competitive program.”

Gilio was named a 2020 Extra Innings Extra Elite Top 200 recruit for the 2021 class in 2018, 2019, and 2020. She also earned a Select National Training Camp Invite in 2019. Her mother, Michelle, played softball at Michigan State and Loyola University Chicago, while her father, Tony, played baseball at Eastern Illinois University. Gilio’s brother Ashtin recently signed to play collegiate baseball at Georgetown.