11 - Megan Allen
Megan Allen
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Yucaipa, Calif.
High School: Yucaipa HS
Position: INF

2011 (Sophomore):
Splitting time between short and third in her second season at Pacific, Allen played in and started all 56 games for the Tigers. Despite a rough year offensively, Megan finished the season on an upswing for the Tigers as she hit nearly .500 at the plate over the final month of the season. For the year, Allen posted a .222 batting average while driving in 16 RBI and posting 15 runs. Additionally, she added three more home runs to her career total, tying for third on the team in home runs for the season. Allen's 12th career home run came against UC Santa Barbara in Pacific's final home game of the season, a home run which put her into the Tigers' career top-10 just two seasons into her career.

2010 (Freshman):
Slated as the Tigers' starting third baseman to open the season, Megan produced an impressive freshman season for the Tigers after switching from third to shortstop just seven games into the season after injuries forced Pacific to shuffle its defense. Taking over at short, Allen proved herself among the best in the Big West as she finished the year as the top fielding shortstop in the entire conference posting a .960 fielding percentage after committing just eight errors on the year. While showing off her glove in the field, Allen flexed her muscles at the plate for the Tigers as she led the team with nine home runs on the year, a mark which ranked second in the conference and first among freshmen while also ranking as the second best single season total for a freshman in program history. Additionally, Allen drove in 30 RBI in her first season pacing the 2010 Big West freshmen class while ranking fourth in the conference. In conference play, Allen improved her overall average, batting .286 while driving in 12 runs. 

High School:
A 2009 graduate of Yucaipa High School in Yucaipa, Calif., Allen proved to be one of the top hitters in the Citrus Belt League over her three-year softball career. In her final season for the Thunderbirds, Megan posted a team-best .458 batting average with 44 hits in 96 at-bats. The team-best batting average marked the third consecutive season in which Allen led her team in hitting. In addition to her average, Allen led her team with 36 RBI while also adding 18 runs scored. For her efforts, Megan was named to the Division II All-CIF First Team as well as earning All-Citrus Belt League First Team honors for the second consecutive season. As a junior in 2008, Allen posted a team-high .430 batting average, a mark ranking her fifth in the league in hitting. With 40 hits, Allen posted 12 doubles, five triples and two home runs while knocking in 19 runs to lead the Thunderbirds, placing herself in the top-five in the league. For her play, Allen was named the league's 2008 Offensive Player of the Year while also being named to the league's and the San Bernardino County's First Team. As a sophomore, Allen earned second team all-league honors after posting a .413 batting average, 31 hits, and 13 runs batted in. Academically, Allen was a four-time scholar athlete and a four-time History Student of the Year award recipient. Off the softball field, Megan was also a standout athlete in both golf and basketball. As a golfer, Allen was a three-time all-league honoree and a two-time league most valuable player. On the basketball court, Megan earned two all-league awards as well as being named the MVP once.

Personal:

Megan Allen was born in San Bernardino, Calif., and is the daughter of Susan and Christopher Allen. She has two siblings, Ryan and Sarah. In her third year at Pacific, Megan is majoring in sport sciences.