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Megan Langenfeld

School

UCLA

Position
Pitcher/First Base
Major
Economics
AVG
.512
R
46
H
62
FLD%
.987
ERA
1.29
W-L
11-1
RBI
53

Classroom

Langenfeld is a two-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection, earning second-team honors in 2009 and honorable mention accolades in 2008. An economics major, Langenfeld holds a 3.177 cumulative grade point average and has been named to the Director’s Honor Roll six times (Fall and Spring 2007, Fall and Winter 2008 and Fall and Winter 2009). In addition to her interests in playing post-collegiate softball, Langenfeld plans on pursuing her master’s degree in education in an effort to become either a math teacher and softball coach at the high school level or an assistant softball coach in the Division I ranks. Langenfeld is scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2011.

Character

While there are no official team captains on the UCLA softball team, seniors are expected to be the leaders on the squad and Langenfeld has begun to assume that role in her final season. A leader by example, Langenfeld isn’t the most vocal, but the senior has learned to become more vocal since the fall, pumping up teammates through encouragement during practice. In addition, she cultivates relationships with her teammates off the field, scheduling and attending team dinners and movie nights. Last season, Langenfeld overcame injuries but still persevered on the field to become the team’s Most Valuable Player. At the beginning of the season, she was doing too much and put a lot of pressure on herself, which coincided with an early-season slump. Megan began to return to her old form near the end of the preseason when she suffered a high left ankle sprain in late February. She rehabbed every day, undergoing pregame and postgame treatment, and returned three weeks later. Langenfeld was a force from then on, going on to earn first-team All-American honors and help the Bruins to a Pacific-10 Conference Championship. In the classroom, Langenfeld has overcome changing her major late in her academic career. Originally a mathematics for teaching major, she switched to economics in the spring of her junior year (2009). Only a couple of classes transferred over to that major, meaning she has to take many more economics classes, but she is still scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2011.

Community

While at UCLA, Langenfeld has worked numerous softball camps and performed lessons for young softball players. She has also helped out with camps and lessons in her hometown of Bakersfield, Calif.  Langenfeld has spent time with pound dogs at the Bakersfield SPCA. In addition, she has served as an altar server at her local church.

Competition

Langenfeld is a two-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American. She has received All-Region and All Pac-10 honors all three seasons. As a junior she led the Bruins’ pitching with a 1.24 ERA, good for 12th in the nation. She finished 17-3 with 112 strikeouts and held opponents to a .151 batting average. She became the school’s all-time saves leader on March 27, 2009. Langenfeld was named the NFCA National Player of the Week and Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week twice, as well as USA Softball Player of the Week and Pac-10 Player of the Week honors once. She was a producer on the offensive end as well, finishing second on the team in batting average. She enters her senior season fourth in UCLA history in on base percentage. In 2008, she was first on the team in on base percentage, multiple-RBI games, and saves. Langenfeld led the Bruins to a berth in the Women’s College World Series that year. She has played for Team USA at the 2007 ISF Junior Women’s World Championships. In the 2009 Pan American Games Qualifier, Langenfeld was named the tournament’s Best Hitter in helping team USA to gold. In January 2010, she was named an alternate to the 2010 U.S. Women’s National Team.
Outside of UCLA softball, Megan has played for Team USA at the 2007 ISF Junior Women’s World Championships, helping her team to gold, and the 2009 Pan American Games Qualifier, where she was named the tournament’s Best Hitter in helping the U.S. to gold. In January 2010, Megan was named an alternate to the ’10 U.S. Women’s National Team.