UCLA: Megan Langenfeld

Softball: Langenfeld earns local honor

January, 7, 2011
Former UCLA softball standout Megan Langenfeld was named the 2010 Sportswoman of the Year by the L.A. Sports Council on Friday.

Langenfeld, who led the Bruins to their 12th national championship, was pegged as the most outstanding player at last year's Women's College World Series after going 12-for-17 (.706) in Oklahoma City. UCLA was a 10-0 in the postseason.

“I’d like to thank the Los Angeles Sports Council for recognizing me with this honor,” Langenfeld said in a statement. “It is really nice to be in such great company as (past winners) Allyson Felix, Candace Parker, Lisa Leslie, Misty May and Kerri Walsh. Last year was a special year for UCLA softball and I’m so proud to have helped bring home the 12th national championship for our program and the 106th in school history."

The awards ceremony will be held on Feb. 24.
The UCLA softball team had a year to think about the embarrassment of not living up to expectations.

A year to both reflect and forget about its early exit as the NCAA Tournament's No. 2 overall seed, a year to get motivated and a year to grow.

A year later, the Bruins are heading to Oklahoma City for the Women's College World Series. No. 5-seeded UCLA booked its trip by sweeping Louisiana-Lafayette, 10-2 Saturday and 10-1 Sunday, in the Super Regional round at its own Easton Stadium.

Sophomore Samantha Camuso's fifth-inning grand slam to straightaway center all but sealed UCLA's clinching victory on Sunday, giving the Bruins a comfortable 8-1 lead with Pac-10 player of the year Megan Langenfeld on the mound.

The Bruins wound up with six home runs in the two Super Regional contests and hit .460 (23-for-50) as a team.

UCLA, which makes its 24th World Series appearance, matches up against No. 4 Florida at 12:30 PT on Thursday.

Softball: Langenfeld named Player of the Year

May, 19, 2010
The Pac-10 Conference released its softball awards list Wednesday and UCLA's four letters were sprinkled throughout.

Senior Megan Langenfeld was the big winner, nabbing Player of the Year honors after hitting a conference-best .510 during the season. Ten other Bruins joined her on All-Conference teams.

Langenfeld also made 20 pitching appearances, posting a 10-1 record and 1.29 ERA. GiOnna DiSalvatore and sophomore Andrea Harrison were the others named to the first team. The three first-team honors for the Bruins were tied for the most in the conference along with Arizona and defending national champion Washington.

Langenfeld will undoubtedly play a large role UCLA's postseason run, which begins Friday on campus at Easton Stadium. No. 5-seeded UCLA opens play against St. Mary's at 5:30 p.m., with the winner meeting the winner of San Diego State and Fresno State on Saturday at 1 p.m.



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