|High School:||Grand Terrace HS|
Named MVP of the Sunkist League and chosen as all-area and all-county in each season ... tabbed all-Sun Player of the Year as a senior after hitting .494 with 11 doubles, three triples, eight home runs, 31 RBI and 43 runs scored ... chosen for the All-CIF Southern First Team as a junior after hitting .495 with 41 runs scored, eight homers, 27 RBI and 11 stolen bases ... helped guide her team to the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals in 2017, and the CIF Southern Section title in 2016 after finishing runner-up in 2015.
Played for Tony Rico’s Firecrackers out of Huntington Beach, Calif., for the past three seasons ... her squad won the 2016 PGF National 18U Championship.
Parents are Jimmy and Darlene Flores … has two sisters, Destinee Hogue and Alycia Flores … sister, Destinee, played softball at Alabama State … cousin, Mikey Stallone, plays football at Azusa Pacific University … chose OU over Tennessee and Washington … first name pronounced “uh-LEE-uh”.
“I chose Oklahoma because of the family-like vibe I felt from everybody. The coaches, players and people that lived there were all so kind. As soon as I stepped on that campus, it just felt like home. I knew this is where I belonged. I look forward to accomplishing goals that will forever be remembered. In this case, it’s winning some championships with my sisters.”
Coach Gasso Says
“Eliyah is a player that I think Sooner fans are going to love to watch because she’s so in-tuned with the game. I like her versatility and her athleticism. She played on one of the best travel ball teams in the country and won the PGF Championship with Tony Rico’s Firecrackers. She’s surrounded with other outstanding athletes, so I think it’s really elevated her game and she’s been doing that since she’s been young. She’s usually been the youngest kid on the team, so she’s grown up in that environment and it shows. She’s won the CIF championships, so she knows how to win titles. She would be one of your favorite players to watch because of her style of play. It’s very passionate.”