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Megan Willis Diamond Sports
     
  Born: 1985 Hometown: Chandler, AZ
 
  Bat: Right Position: Catcher
 
  Throw: Right College: University of Texas
 
  Currently playing for the USSSA Pride in the NPF
 
 
 
Professional
 

Willis played for the Chicago Bandits in 2007 and teamed with former Longhorn Cat Osterman to win the league title with the Rockford Thunder in 2009. She is now playing for the USSSA Pride.

In 2010, the Pride won the Cowles Cup Championship. Willis was the battery mate to many of the Pride pitchers, starting 40 out of 57 games.  Defensively, Willis’ arm was a special threat, throwing out 9 of 17 on the base paths. Offensively she was third on the team with homeruns (3) and ended the season with a .245 batting average and 18 RBI’s. On July 5th she blasted her first career grand slam in a rout of the Akron Racers.

In 2011, the Pride placed 2nd as they fell short to the Chicago Bandits in Sulphur, LA at the NPF Championship Series.

Megan also plays professional softball in Japan for Toyota Shining Vega. This will be her second season with them.
 
College
 
Career Accolades: Posted school records for fielding percentage (.994) and putouts (2028) and gunned down 59 would-be base stealers in her career. Picked off 28 would-be base runners. USA National Team Selection Camp Invitee (June 2007). USA Softball World University Games Training Camp Invitee (June 2006). 2006 and 2007 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. Second Team All-Big 12 accolades 2005, 2006 and 2007.
 
Senior (2007)
 
USA National Team Training Camp Invitee (June) 2007 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. Second Team All-Big 12 accolades. During her senior campaign, she enjoyed her best offensive season to-date, hitting at a career-high .293 clip for the season. Willis ranked third on the squad in batting average, while ranking second on the club in hits (49) and doubles (10). Gunned down 20 base runners on the year, with only 41 runners attempting (.488) to steal against her. Picked off 11 would be base runners.
 
Junior (2006)
 
USA Softball World University Games Training Camp Invitee (June). 2006 3rd Team Easton Bell All American. 2006 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. All-Big 12 Second Team. Set UT and Big 12 season records for putouts (762) and total chances (795) in 2006. Appeared in 60 games, starting 59 (58 behind the plate and one as the designated player). Called three no-hitters on the season, in addition to 16 one-hitters and 13 two-hitters thrown by the pitching staff. Hit .281 (47-for-167), fourth-best on the club, while connecting for eight doubles, ranking fourth on the club with four home runs and ranking third on the squad with 25 RBI. Gunned down 12 baserunners on the year, with only 33 runners attempting (.364) to steal against her. Posted a .996 fielding average, making just three errors in 762 chances, while playing errorless in her final 24 games. Recorded a team-high eight game-winning hits and 11 multiple-hit and five multiple-RBI contests. Started behind the plate in all of UT's eight NCAA Championship games, posting a .304 (7-for-23) batting average with one home run, three doubles and three RBI in NCAA play. In NCAA Regional play she hit .375, going 3-for-8 with two RBI and two runs scored. Collected 20 putouts against UT-San Antonio (2/21) as Cat Osterman broke the UT seven-inning strikeout record (20). Notched the game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh against Houston (3/5), lifting UT to a 3-2 win in the Time Warner Texas Invitational Championhip game. Connected for her first collegiate home run against No. 14 Washington (3/16) the next day she added her second home run, this time a three-run shot, against No.10 Louisiana-Lafayette (3/17). Drove home Amber Hall for the winning run at No. 15 Texas A&M (4/26) with a single to left field.
 
Sophomore (2005)
 
A Second Team All-Big 12 selection. 2005 All-Big 12 Tournament Team. Made 56 appearances, including 47 starts (42 as catcher, four as the designated player and one at first base). Was behind the plate in each of Cat Osterman's six no-hitters on the season, calling the pitches herself for the final three (she combined with Jacqueline Williams for one of the no-hitters). Caught two 20+ strikeout games at the Kia Classic, including a 23-putout effort against No. 1 Arizona (March 17) and a 20-putout effort against the Arizona State. Notched a career-high 24 putouts against Texas Tech (April 26). Earned All-Big 12 Tournament accolades, scoring the game-winning run against No. 18 Missouri (May 14) in the championship game. Registered a .571 batting average at the NCAA Austin Regional as she went a combined 4-for-7, while calling two Osterman no-hitters in as many days. Retired three baserunners -- one on a caught-stealing and two via pick-offs -- against Bethune-Cookman (May 28) in the deciding game of the NCAA Austin Super Regional.
 
Freshman (2004)
 
Established herself as one of the premier defensive catchers in the Big 12 and Midwest Region. Appeared in 42 games, making 38 starts (37 at catcher and one as the designated player) Posted three multiple-hit games and two multiple-RBI games. Opened her career with a five-game hitting streak, knocking game-winning doubles in each of the team's first two games (Feb. 6 vs. UT-Arlington and Sam Houston State. Drove in a career-high three runs against Utah (March 20) HThrew out 13 baserunners attempting to steal, including a career-high three against Baylor (April 21) Nationally-Played for the Firecrackers under coach Tony Rico in Southern California and helped them place second at the Under-18 Gold Nationals ... placed second in the Under-16 national tournament for the Storm in 2001 ... also placed second in the Colorado tournament in July 2000.
 
Personal
 
Megan Willis graduated from the University of Texas in 2007 with a degree in Corporate Communications. Father Michael Willis and mother Delain Anderson, brothers Jason and Josh Willis.
You can also visit Megan at her personal website: http://meganwillissoftball.com/