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Laura Freigang named to the German U-19 WNT for upcoming matches in June
Four Penn Staters will take part in three matches for their respective national teams
Laura Freigang receives postseason plaudit from TopDrawerSoccer
Six Nittany Lions are in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Freshman Laura Freigang to represent Germany in the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
TOPDRAWERSOCCER FRESHMAN BEST XI SECOND TEAM (2016)
BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM (2016)
BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK (Aug. 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
Joined the German U-19 WNT for a friendly against Hungary (April 2017)...Competed at the La Manga Tournament with the German U-19 WNT (March 2017)...Was a member of the German U-20 Women’s National Team at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
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...Communications 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.”