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#1 Megan Sowa
Position: Outfield
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 5'5"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Gurnee, Ill.
High School: Warren Township
Major: English & Secondary Education
Experience: 1 Letter

Sophomore Year (2015): Played in 51 games with 49 starts in left field ... selected to All-MVC Second Team ... MVC Player of the Week on March 9 ... batted team-high .338 behind a team-leading 55 hits ... slugged seven home runs and eight doubles along with driving in 26 runs ... had 62 putouts with one assist and zero errors to record a 1.000 fielding percentage ... crushed two home runs, including first career grand slam in win over Southern Utah (Feb. 7) and had career-high six RBI ... nine game hitting streak from March 7 to March 21 ... scored team-leading 34 runs, which ranks ninth all-time in school history.

Freshman Year (2014): Appeared in 51 games with 47 starts ... established herself at the plate and in the outfield for Drake in her first season ... named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Midwest All-Region Third Team ... selected to the All-MVC First Team ... named the MVC Newcomer of the Week on March 3 ... hit a team-leading .382 (7th best single season mark in program history) behind a team-high 55 hits and also led the team in triples with two, on-base percentage at .469 and  second in steals with seven ... started the final 47 games ... flashed a solid glove in left field with just one error, 68 putouts and a stellar .986 fielding percentage.

Prep: Three-year letterwinner ... selected third-team all-state her sophomore year, second-team her junior year and first-team her senior year ... three-time team MVP selection .. helped the Warren Blue Devils finish 31-5-1 (most wins in school history) in 2012 ... Blue Devils won theNorth Suburban Conference that year ... tied for conference championship her senior season ... Blue Devils were sectional champions in Illinois Class 4A her senior campaign.

Personal: Daughter of Paul and Barbara Sowa ... has one sister, Brooke ... born  on May, 1995 in Highland Park, Ill.

SOWA CAREER STATS 

Year Avg. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO SB-Att
2014 .382 51-47 144 28 55 8 2 1 18 20 1 16 7-8
2015 .338 51-49 160 34 54 8 1 7 26 17 0 19 4-8
Total .359 102-96 304 62 109 16 3 8 44 37 1 35 11-16