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September 27, 2023 8:13 pm

Four Trojans earn freshman of the month honors

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The University of Mount Olive featured four recipients of the October Freshman of the Month honor in their respective sports, as announced by the league office Nov. 3.

Addison Dangler of women’s soccer, Pablo Herrera of men’s soccer, Oriana Izarra of women’s tennis and Rasmus Ronnberg of men’s golf all received the accolade. It was the first time each student-athlete earned the conference laurel.

Dangler was the Conference Carolinas Offensive Player of the Week in October, as she totaled eight points on three goals and two assists with the Trojans registering a perfect 6-0 record during the month. She tallied 11 shots, including six on goal with one game-winner.

A 6-foot-1 defender, Herrera finished the season starting 11 straight contests, including all five in the month of October. He tallied two points off one goal and played all 90 minutes in four matches. He scored his first collegiate goal and the eventual game-winner on a header in a 6-1 win over King on Oct. 6.

A 5-foot-3 freshman, Izarra posted a 2-0 record at No. 2 doubles, while registering a 1-1 mark in the third slot in singles. The Trojans played in a pair of dual matches this fall against regional finalists from the Atlantic and Southeast. On Oct. 8 versus Newberry, Izarra and Montserrat earned a 7-6 (7-5) victory in the second position over Rosie Hartfield and Sofia Cardenas. She would suffer a 7-6, 6-3 loss against Cardenas in third singles. On Oct. 22 against Charleston, Izarra and Montserrat posted a 6-4 win in the second slot versus Prinkle Singh and Sara Martinez. Later that day, Izarra secured a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Larsson at No. 3 singles.

A freshman from Kungsängen, Sweden, Ronnberg led the team and finished 22nd overall at the Irish Creek Invitational on Oct. 10-11. He carded a four-over 217 (75-69-73) and tied for seventh in the field with 11 birdies, and added one eagle over 54 holes of competition. He played the final two rounds at a combined even-par.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics