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Schafer scores two goals in Penn State's 4-0 victory over MSU
Penn State hosts Michigan Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. and Michigan State Sunday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m.
TOPDRAWERSOCCER FRESHMAN BEST XI SECOND TEAM (2016)
BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM (2016)
BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK (8/23, 2016)
Named to the TopDrawerSoccer Freshman Best XI Second Team...Big Ten All-Freshman Team (Midfielder)...Big Ten Freshman of the Week (8/23)...Played in 15 matches, which included two starts...Scored two goals...Scored her first career goal in the season opener against No. 6 West Virginia (8/19)...Netted her second career goal in a 2-0 win against Ohio State (10/26) to help the Nittany Lions capture a share of their 18th Big Ten regular season title...Missed the NCAA Tournament to play for the German U-20 Women’s National Team at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup...Germany fell in the quarterfinal round at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup...Freigang started all four matches in the German midfield at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Helped Germany qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup with a semifinal finish at the 2017 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship (August 2017)...At the 2017 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship, Freigang played in four matches, tallied three starts, and posted three assists...Played for the German U-19 WNT in the elite round of the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship (June 2017)…In the elite round, Freigang scored one goal and netted one assist in a 4-0 victory against Iceland (6/7/2017), played the full 90 minutes in a 2-0 win against Switzerland (June 9, 2017), and she closed out the elite round with a hat trick in a 7-1 win against Poland (June 12, 2017)…Competed at the La Manga Tournament with the German U-20 WNT (March 2017)...Started four matches for the German U-20 Women’s National Team at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (November 2016).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played club soccer for TSV Schott Mainz...A member of the German Women’s National Team at the U-20, U-19, U-17, U-16 and U-15 levels...Competed in the U-16 Nordic Cup Tournament, the U-17 World Cup and the U-19 European Championships...Tallied a goal in a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the 2014 U-16 Nordic Cup Tournament final...Received the 2015 bronze Fritz Walter Medal.
Laura Freigang was born on February 1, 1998, in Kiel, Germany...Parents are Ann Sascha and Helmut Freigang...Has one brother, Lucas, and two half-brothers, David and Pascal...Advertising and public relations major.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because I want to have the college experience and play soccer on a professional level. As I visited the campus I had the feeling that it is the perfect place for me to develop both as a player and as a person.”