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Laura Freigang signs with 1. FFC Frankfurt and will forgo her final two years of collegiate eligibility
Laura Freigang joined the German Under-20 Women's National Team for a training camp, Jan. 22-25
Emily Ogle garners First Team honors, while Laura Freigang and Kaleigh Riehl were named to the Second Team
Laura Freigang named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week
BIG TEN ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM (2017)
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE BIG TEN TOURNAMENT (2017)
TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (11/7/17, 11/14/17)
TOPDRAWERSOCCER FRESHMAN BEST XI SECOND TEAM (2016)
BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM (2016)
BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK (8/23/16)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2017)
Big Ten All-Tournament Team…Offensive Player of the Big Ten Tournament…Two-time TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (11/7 & 11/14)…Academic All-Big Ten…Played in 22 matches, which included 14 starts…Finished the year with 19 points on nine goals and one assist…Led the team in points (19), goals (nine), shots (57), and shots on goal (26)…Scored four game-winning goals…Scored her first goal of the year with 42 seconds left in double overtime to capture a 1-0 win over Illinois (9/17)…Recorded her lone assist of the season in Penn State’s 4-0 victory over Michigan State (10/8)…Tallied the game-winning goal in overtime to lift Penn State past Maryland, 1-0 (10/15)…Netted a goal against in a 2-2 draw against Purdue (10/20)…Scored six goals over a four-game stretch (11/3-17)…Tallied the game-winning goal with 42 seconds left in double overtime to give Penn State a 1-0 win over Ohio State in the semifinal round of the Big Ten Tournament (11/3)…Tallied the game-tying goal in Penn State’s 2-1 over Northwestern in the championship match of the Big Ten Tournament (11/5)…Netted the 21st hat trick in program history in Penn State’s 7-0 victory over Stony Brook in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/10)…Tallied a goal in Penn State’s 2-0 win over Wake Forest in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to cap off her four-game goal streak (11/17).
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 (June 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.”