Megan Langenfeld joins the UCLA coaching staff in 2011 as an undergraduate assistant after one of the greatest seasons in program history which ended in a National Championship as the Women's College World Series' Most Outstanding Player.
Langenfeld was 12-for-17 in Oklahoma City, with the .706 batting average being the second-best total for one WCWS. She set a Series record with a 1.529 slugging percentage and tied marks with four home runs and eight runs scored, all while going 3-0 in the circle with 17 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings of work.
While there were plenty of outstanding moments in Oklahoma City for Langenfeld, the most memorable was in the first game of the WCWS Finals against Arizona when she homered twice, including a walk-off shot in the eighth inning. She left the yard again in game two and finished the Finals 6-for-8 with five RBI. For the entire postseason, Langenfeld hit .593 (16-for-27) with six homers, 11 RBI, a 1.333 slugging percentage and a .703 on base percentage, to go with a 4-0 record and a 2.30 earned run average in the circle.
Langenfeld, a finalist for the USA Softball National Player of the Year award, set UCLA single-season records in slugging percentage (1.085) and on base percentage (.667) in 2010 and posted the second-best batting average (.527). The Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year also led the Bruins with 20 home runs, 58 runs batted in, 43 walks and 140 total bases, was second with 50 runs scored and tied for second with 68 hits. In the circle, she was 14-1 with a 1.53 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 114 1/3 innings.
Langenfeld is ranked in the UCLA career Top 10 in nine categories and is the all-time saves leader with 12. Offensively, she is second in on base percentage (.515), walks (121) and hit by pitches (36), third in slugging (.671), fifth in batting average (.385) and runs batted in (170), eighth in home runs (39) and tied for 10th in doubles (42). In the circle, she went 53-9 with a 1.42 ERA, posting 348 strikeouts in 453 1/3 innings. Langenfeld added 34 complete games and 13 shutouts, while her five saves in 2008 stands as a single-season, school record.
The three-time All-American (first team in '09 and '10) was also a four-time All-Region and four-time All-Pac-10 honoree. She was named Pac-10 Player of the Week three times, Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week four times and National POW on five occasions (two NFCA, three USA Softball). To go along with all the on-field accolades, she was a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection.
The year of 2010 also saw Langenfeld nominated for an ESPY and honored as the Los Angeles Sportswoman of the Year. She spent time during the summer with the U.S. National Team and helped Team USA to a Japan Cup title, earning tournament MVP honors.
Langenfeld is currently finishing her degree in economics and will continue her playing career in March with the Denso Team in Japan.
Megan Langenfeld's Career Hitting Statistics
Megan Langenfeld's Career Pitching Statistics