App State Sports News.... (2018-12-08 18:02:48)

App State Offering 200 Free Bowl Tickets To Students

BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State faces Middle Tennessee in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 15, and a free game ticket will be available to the first 200 App State students who reserve one by contacting the ticket office at the Holmes Center.

To reserve a ticket, students must visit the ticket office or call the ticket office at 828-262-2079 and reference this special offer continuing next week on Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Once reserved, the ticket can be picked up on game day, Dec. 15, at Gate H of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 90 minutes prior to the 8 p.m. CT kickoff.

If inclement weather leads to campus being closed Monday or any other day next week, the ticket office will not be open/answering calls that day.

For students who already have purchased a game ticket, they can visit or call the ticket office to receive a refund and reserve a free ticket in New Orleans.

The Mountaineers will be playing a postseason game in New Orleans for the first time after making FBS history by winning their first three bowl games, all of which were played in Alabama.

BOWL TICKETS: Tickets to the general public are available by visiting the Bowl Ticket page. For additional information or help with purchasing tickets, contact the App State athletics ticket office at 828-262-2079. If you cannot attend the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, please consider donating tickets, which will enable App State to provide opportunities to students and charity organizations that will showcase the pride of App Nation. You can donate here or call the ticket office at 828-262-2079.

For additional information on tickets, bowl week events, game day information, travel and lodging, visit Bowl Central.

BOWL TRAVEL: Appalachian State Athletics has partnered with Sports & Entertainment Travel (SET) to provide a turnkey bowl travel and lodging experience for Mountaineer fans. Please visit for packages. Bowl tickets must be purchased separately.


Stegen Named to Synapse Sports All-Rookie Team

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Freshman Friederike Stegen earned a spot on the Division I Synapse Sports All-Rookie Team, as Synapse Sports announced earlier this week.

The Laatzen, Germany native becomes the first App State player to earn the honor. Stegen was also named to the MAC All-Tournament team for her stellar postseason play at the conclusion of the 2018 season.

"I'm really proud of Fredi's effort this year," head coach Meghan Dawson said. "She came in and had an immediate impact on our team. She works hard every day and is a good teammate."

Stegen started all 21 games for Appalachian this season, finishing 2018 as the team leader in assists (nine) and game-winning goals (three). The freshman also notched 23 points and seven goals, which rank second and third on the team, respectively.

Stegen also helped Appalachian secure its first two MAC Tournament victories in program history, tallying six points between the pair of triumphs. In a 5-2 opening round victory over Central Michigan, Stegen netted two goals and added an assist. The midfielder then recorded her final assist of the season in the Black & Gold's 2-0 upset win over Longwood.

In her first game in a Mountaineers' uniform, Stegen scored the game-winning goal in a shutout victory over Towson. Nine days later, Stegen notched another game-winning goal with a golden goal in overtime against Rider. The freshman's seven points in her first five career games helped Appalachian open the season with a 4-1 record.

Along with Miami's Noor Breedjik, the midfielder is one of two MAC representatives on the All-Rookie Team. The 16 honorees include players from 11 teams who finished inside the Top 25 of the final NCAA Field Hockey RPI rankings.

In 2017, former Mountaineers' midfielder Taylor Cimbalist became the first App State player to earn a Synapse Sports honor. Cimbalist was named to the Synapse Sports honor roll as a player of the week consideration on Oct. 10, 2017.

All-Rookie Team
Friederike Stegen (Appalachian State)
Noor Breedjik (Miami)
Tonya Botherway (St. Joseph's)
Hannah Davey (Princeton)
Bibi Donraadt (Maryland)
Litiana Field (Virginia Commonwealth)
Erin Matson (North Carolina)
Molly McAndrew (Lafayette)
Annie McDonough (Virginia)
Eva van de Mierop (Boston College)
Anthe Nijziel (Iowa)
Luzi Persiehl (Fairfield)
Molly Redgrove (Stanford)
Ellie Shahbo (Harvard)
Cheyenne Sprecher (Connecticut)
Tessa Verweijen (Delaware)