Four Bruins Named Easton All-Americans
June 3, 2009
Senior Amanda Kamekona, juniors Megan Langenfeld and Kaila Shull and sophomore Katie Schroeder were named Easton All-Americans on Wednesday. Langenfeld and Schroeder earned first-team honors, Kamekona was named to the second team and Shull received third-team accolades.
Schroeder led the Bruins with a .402 batting average, 14 home runs, 55 runs scored, a .684 slugging percentage, 33 walks, a .516 on base percentage and 19 stolen bases. She started all 56 games this season and had 33 runs batted in. Schroeder was tops on the team with 18 multiple-hit games and became just the sixth player in UCLA history to record at least 10 home runs and 10 stolen bases in the same season. The sophomore posted hitting streaks of at least seven games four times, including a career-high 13-game streak from March 28 to April 26. Schroeder was named NFCA First-Team All-American, NFCA All-West Region and First-Team All-Pac-10.
Langenfeld also earned NFCA First-Team All-American, NFCA All-West Region and First-Team All-Pac-10 honors after leading the Bruins at the plate and in the circle over the last two months of the season. The junior posted a team-best ERA of 1.24 with a 17-3 record and 112 strikeouts in 141 2/3 innings. She had 12 complete games, including a pair of four-hitters during the final weekend of the regular season to help UCLA clinch the Pac-10 title. With her bat, Langenfeld hit .369, which was second on the team, adding seven home runs and 30 runs batted in. She hit a robust .529 in the final two months and racked up the in-season accolades. Langenfeld was named NFCA National Player of the Week and Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week twice, as well as USA Softball National POW and Pac-10 Player of the Week once.
Kamekona, another member of the NFCA All-West Region and First-Team All-Pac-10 club, earned NFCA Third-Team All-American accolades. The senior hit .318 in her final season in Westwood, making all 56 starts. She led the Bruins with 19 doubles, was second with 40 RBI and 12 stolen bases, third with 40 runs scored and fifth with nine home runs. The 19 doubles for Kamekona were the second-highest total for one season in UCLA history. The senior hit .342 during Pac-10 play with two homers, nine RBI, six steals, 15 runs scored and a team-best seven doubles. Six of her 15 multiple-hit games came in conference games. She also drove in multiple runs in a game 11 times.
Shull was tops on the squad with 59 RBI, hitting .360, which was third on the team, with 12 home runs, which placed second. She was also second with a .683 slugging percentage, third with 12 doubles and first with five sacrifice flies. Shull hit .357 during the postseason with four RBI, driving in the go-ahead runs against Fresno State on May 16 to advance the Bruins to the Regional Championship Game, going 3-for-3 in the title matchup with the Bulldogs and hitting a two-run homer against Missouri on May 24 to force the if necessary game in Super Regionals. Shull led the Bruins with 18 multiple-RBI games and was tied for second with 15 multi-hit contests. Along with her Easton All-American award, Shull earned NFCA All-West Region and First-Team All-Pac-10 honors.