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Today in Penn State sports: May 30, 2017

Penn State’s Nick Aponte was drafted 30th overall in the Major League Lacrosse draft this past weekend.
Penn State’s Nick Aponte was drafted 30th overall in the Major League Lacrosse draft this past weekend. Centre Daily Times, file

A roundup of all the Penn State games and news you missed — and aren’t covered elsewhere in the CDT — from May 30, 2017:

Men’s lacrosse

Aponte, Florence selected in Major League Lacrosse draft

Penn State men’s lacrosse players Nick Aponte and Matt Florence were both selected this past weekend in the Major League Lacrosse draft, becoming the Nittany Lions’ 33rd and 34th players ever drafted.

Aponte was selected in the fourth round (30th overall) by the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Florence was taken in the eighth round (72nd overall) by the Denver Outlaws.

There are nine teams in the league. The pair are eligible to play right away, as long as they sign a deal with their respective teams.

Women’s soccer

Freigang named to Germany’s U-19 team

Penn State’s Laura Freigang was chosen to be a part of the German Under-19 National Team.

The midfielder/forward is one of the 18 athletes on the team that will compete in the elite round of Union of European Football Associations European Women’s Under-19 Championship.

The round runs from June 7-12, and Germany is part of a group that consists of Iceland, Poland and Switzerland. Should Germany advance, Freigang and her team will compete in the final tournament slated for Aug. 8-20 in Northern Ireland.

The sophomore played in 15 games during her first year as a Nittany Lion, scoring two goals on 31 shots. Freigang also started two games for Penn State.

Men’s golf

4 selected to all-region team

For the third consecutive year, the Nittany Lions had four golfers selected to the PING All-Northeast Region Team.

Ryan Davis, JD Hughes, Charles Huntzinger and Cole Miller were part of a 25-player squad as chosen by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

The quartet helped lead Penn State to its first NCAA championships appearance since 2010. Davis was the highest overall finisher at 2-over.

As a whole, the Nittany Lions finished the NCAA championship tied for 24th as a team.

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