Women's Ice Hockey

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Claudia Kepler

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Verona, Wis.

High School:
Verona Area

Last College:
Madison Capitols

Height:
5-5

Position:
Forward

Claudia Kepler

Career Honors

WCHA Rookie of the Week (Nov. 6, 2013; Jan. 29, 2014)

2013-14 (Freshman Season)

Appeared in all 37 games for the Buckeyes during rookie campaign... led the team in goals with 13, becoming first freshman to do so since 2009-10 season... tallied 19 points on 13 goals and six assists... scored first-career goal Nov. 2 at Wisconsin... had five-game goal-scoring streak from Jan. 19-Feb. 1 (six total goals in that stretch), which was tied for second-longest streak in program history... had five multi-point performances and two, two-goal performances... fired 119 shots on goal, second most on the team... scored Ohio State's lone short-handed goal of the season in a win Jan. 25 vs. Minnesota State... scored two power play goals... credited with 16 blocked shots... had second-most goals out of WCHA freshmen.

Prior to Ohio State: While attending Verona Area High School, Kepler played forward for the Madison Capitols of the Tier 1 Elite League, serving as captain her senior season. During the 2011-12season she tallied 77 points (44 goals, 33 assists) and helped lead the Capitols to third place at nationals... In two seasons with the Capitols 16U squad, Kepler registered 105 scoring points... She took part in USA Hockey Player Development Camp each year from 2009-12... Kepler also played third base for Verona in softball and was named Second Team All-Conference her junior season and First Team All-Conference during her senior year.

Personal: Daughter of Dave and Karen... has a twin brother, Nolan... other hobbies include working out, cooking, boating and camping... graduated with highest honors from Verona Area High School and was two year member of the National Honor Society.

Career Statistics

Year GP G A PTS Shots P-PIM +/- PP SH GW
2013-14 37 12 7 19 119 16-40 -2 2 1 0
TOTAL 37 12 7 19 119 16-40 -2 2 1

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WCHA Statistics

Year GP G A PT Shots P-PIM +/- PP SH GW
2013-14 28 8 5 13 94 14-36 -1 2 1 0
TOTAL 28 8 5 13 94 14-36 -1 2 1 0

THE KEPLER FILE

Career Game Highs

Goals 2

2x, last Jan. 25, 2014 vs. Minnesota State

Assists 1

7x, last March 1, 2014 at Minnesota Duluth

Points 3 Jan. 25, 2014 vs. Minnesota State
PIM 12 Nov. 15, 2013 vs. Minnesota Duluth
Shots 10 Nov. 9, 2013 vs. Bemidji State
Plus/Minus +2

3x, last Jan. 31, 2014 at St. Cloud State

Career Milestones

First Goal - Nov. 2, 2013 at Wisconsin

First Assist - Oct. 5, 2013 at Mercyhurst

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