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Elevating LSU Softball: A Look at the Latest Recruiting Efforts In the Transfer Portal

Excitement is in the air for LSU Softball fans as the team sets its sights on enhancing its roster with some top-tier talent. The transfer portal has been a buzz of activity, with LSU targeting standout players to fill key positions left vacant by some beloved departures. Let's take a closer look at the promising recruits and additions that are poised to take LSU Softball to new heights.


Filling the Gaps with Talent


With star players like Ciara Briggs, Ali Newland, and Taylor Pleasants wrapping up stellar careers, it leaves significant gaps in the LSU lineup. However, the coaching staff wasted no time in identifying potential game-changers to step in and make an impact. Among the standout that the Tigers are targeting are Washington utility player Alana Johnson and Ole Miss center fielder Jalia Lassiter. Known for their versatility and skill on the field, these players have the potential to bring a new dynamic to LSU Softball as it says good bye to some LSU greats.


Meet the Prospective Stars





Alana Johnson - Johnson has showcased her prowess as a utility player at Washington with a well-rounded skill set. Her ability to excel in various positions on the field makes her a valuable asset for any team. LSU fans can look forward to seeing Johnson's contributions both offensively and defensively.


Career Stats over 2 seasons


Hitting Statistics - .301 Average , 52 Runs, 10 Doubles, 20 HR, 62 RBIs, with 9 Stolen Bases

Fielding Stats - .945 Fielding , with only 4 total errors and 59 PO with 10 Assists


Jalia Lassiter - The center fielder from Ole Miss brings speed, agility, and a strong defensive presence to the field. Lassiter's prowess in the outfield and ability to cover ground make her a formidable opponent for opposing teams. Her addition to the LSU roster is sure to bolster the team's defense and provide an offensive spark.



Career Stats over 2 seasons


Hitting Statistics - .302 Average , 73 Runs, 16 Doubles, 10 Triples , 7 HR, 52 RBIs, with 37 Stolen Bases

Fielding Stats - .994 Fielding , with only 1 error and 171 PO with 4 Assists



Adding Strength on the Mound


While solidifying the lineup with position players is crucial, LSU is also focused on strengthening its pitching staff. With the addition of McNeese pitcher Ashley Vallejo brings a powerful arm to the team. Vallejo's experience and skill on the mound are expected to provide depth and stability to LSU's pitching rotation, giving the team a competitive edge in crucial match-ups.



Career Stats over 4 seasons

2.44 ERA , 45 Wins and 24 Losses, (60) complete games with 16 Shutouts. She tallied 306 Ks and gave up 142 walks while holding opponents to a .223 Batting Avg.




Looking Ahead to a Bright Future



Stay tuned as LSU Softball continues its journey toward re-tooling the roster after the departures of some really great LSU Super Seniors.



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