Name: Megan Kleist
Position: Pitcher
Sport: Softball
Height: 5'11"
DOB: 11/3/1996
Hometown: Appleton, Wis.
High School: Kimberly High School
College: Oregon - 2019
Team/Club: Firecrackers Rico
Other Career Highlights
  • First Time Team USA member
Personal: Wears No. 22...Parents are Mike and Brenda Kleist...Three words to describe her would be shy, perfectionist, and artistic/creative...Her biggest supporter is Mike Roberts and her family (Mom, Dad, brother and Grandma)...Most admires her mom because, "She's literally a superhero and I'm forever thankful for her."...On what it means to play for USA Softball: "A dream come true. It's been a dream since I was little and to finally be a part of it is completely surreal."...First memory of USA Softball/Olympics was watching Cat Osterman....Got started playing softball because, "My parents thought I was great at throwing a football and softball tryouts were the following week so they signed me up!"...Best piece of advice she has received: "Take everything a pitch at a time."...Her personal motto: "Kia kaha, meaning always strong and powerful."
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COLLEGIATE HONORS

2018: NFCA First Team All-American...First Team All-Pac-12...Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year...USA Softball Player of the Year Top 10 Finalist... NFCA All-Pacific Region First Team.

2017: NFCA Second Team All-American...First Team All-Pac-12...Pac-12 All-Academic First Team.

2016: NFCA Third Team All-Pacific Region...Pac-12 Co-Freshman of the Year...Pac-12 All-Freshman Team...NFCA Scholar Athlete.

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