STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford softball head coach Rachel Hanson completed her coaching staff Monday when she announced Megan Langenfeld as assistant coach.
Langenfeld joins the Cardinal after spending one season at Arkansas as the graduate assistant where she helped guide the Razorbacks to 27 wins in 2014.
“Megan brings Pac-12 and national championship experience, a great hard work mentality, and a relentless competitive spirt,” said Hanson. “She’ll provide an energy to our team and will quickly strengthen our pitching staff.”
A 2011 graduate of UCLA with a degree in economics, Langenfeld had an illustrious collegiate career that included three All-America honors, four All-Region selections and four All-Pac-10 awards. The 2010 Pac-10 Player of the Year was a finalist for the USA Softball National Player of the Year award and helped lead the Bruins to its 11th NCAA Championship.
Langenfeld was named the 2010 Women’s College World Series Most Outstanding Player and set a Series record with a 1.529 slugging percentage and tied series-highs in home runs (4) and runs (8). She went 3-0 in the circle with 17 strikeouts in 24.2 innings.
Following the 2010 season, Langenfeld was nominated for an ESPY and honored as the Los Angeles Sportswoman of the Year. She also spent time with the U.S. National Team and helped lead the squad to a Japan Cup title where she earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors.
Along with her national and conference accomplishments, Langenfeld made her mark at UCLA ranking in the career top-10 in nine categories and holding the all-time saves record with 12. She was a force at the plate and ranks second among UCLA players 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).
Langenfeld was an ace in the circle, compiling a 53-9 record with a 1.42 ERA, 348 strikeouts, 34 complete games and 13 shutouts in 453.1 innings. She earned five national player of the week honors (two NFCA, three USA Softball), four Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week awards and thee Pac-10 Player of the Week accolades.
A star in the classroom as well, Langenfeld was a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection.
Langenfeld played professional softball in the Japanese Professional Softball League for the Denso Bright Pegasus following graduation.