May 26, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Senior Megan Langenfeld has been named a top three finalist for the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Award, as announced by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) on Wednesday. Langenfeld joins Washington's Danielle Lawrie and Georgia Tech's Jen Yee as finalists, with the winner being announced on June 1 at the Women's College World Series Opening Ceremonies in Oklahoma City.
Langenfeld enters Super Regional play leading the Bruins with a .500 batting average, 49 runs batted in, a 1.037 slugging percentage, 38 walks and a .650 on base percentage. She is also tied for first with 16 home runs and second with 40 runs scored. In the circle, Langenfeld is 10-1 with three saves, a 1.29 earned run average and 56 strikeouts in 87 innings.
She was named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year, First-Team NFCA All-West Region and First-Team All-Pac-10. The senior also earned Pac-10 and USA Softball National Player of the Week honors on April 27 after recording four homers and eight RBI in a three-game sweep at Stanford. Langenfeld has 18 multiple-hit games and 14 multiple-RBI contests on the season. The senior came into the postseason ranked in the Top 20 nationally in six offensive categories. In the circle, Langenfeld was a perfect 6-0 in Pac-10 play with two saves, posting a 1.43 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 44 innings. Among her victories were a pair of wins in the last weekend of the regular season at Arizona.