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Laura Freigang Named Big Ten Freshman Of The Week

Women’s soccer true freshman Laura Freigang nabbed the season’s first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award Tuesday for her impressive performances over the weekend against West Virginia and Hofstra.

Freigang, who hails from Oppenheim, Germany, scored the team’s first goal of 2016 on her first-career shot — a 16-yard post-in rocket — in the 51st minute against the Mountaineers, who would go on to tie things up at 1-1 and force an eventual draw as overtime couldn’t decide a winner. She logged 48 minutes off the bench in the Nittany Lions’ 3-1 victory over the Pride, recording a shot-on-goal. Though she scored just once, Freigang riffled off seven shots over the course of opening weekend.

Freigang has extensive experience with the German Women’s National development teams, as she’s competed on the U-15, U-16, U-17, U-19, and U-20 levels. The last Nittany Lion to earn conference Freshman of the Week was defender Kaleigh Riehl, who’s taking the year off to pursue a spot on the U.S. U-20 World Cup roster, on Oct. 29, 2015. Freigang has already proven she can do a little bit of everything for Erica Dambach’s squad, whether that be from the midfield or playing up as a forward. Big things are certainly in store for No. 21 this season.

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Ethan Kasales

Ethan’s a senior journalism major who grew up in Lemont, a few minutes from campus. When he’s not covering Penn State sports, you can usually find him golfing or teaching snowboarding at Tussey Mountain. Feel free to email him at [email protected]


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