Eakin announces signing of transfers Owens and Agbayani
PROVO, Utah — BYU softball head coach Gordon Eakin has announced the signing of transfers Lily Owens and Aleia Agbayani, who will join the Cougars for the 2024 season.
Coming to Provo after a year at Lehigh University, Owens is a 5-foot-9 infielder. The Chino Hills, California native will have three years of eligibility.
A political science and Africana studies major, Owens was a four-time Rookie of the Week in the Patriot League, posting a .305 batting average and .444 slugging percentage as a freshman in 2023.
Starting all 55 of the Mountain Hawks’ games this past season, Owens tallied 57 hits, 43 runs, 32 RBI, 15 walks and seven home runs, also recording 117 putouts and 100 assists in the field defensively.
Headed to BYU as a graduate transfer from Cal, Agbayani has spent the last four years in Berkeley, playing in 60 games since 2020. She will have two years of eligibility with the Cougars.
The 5-foot-4 utility player from Mililani, Hawai'i was named to the Pac-12 Spring Academic Honor Roll in 2021. Agbayani is also a former Hawai'i Gatorade Player of the Year.
Owens and Agbayani join pitchers Kate Dahle and Olivia Laney, catcher Abbey Gillespie and pitcher/outfielder Gianna Mares as the six members of BYU’s 2023 recruiting class.
BYU softball will hold walk-on tryouts at Gail Miller Field on Friday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. MDT.