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.
THE KEPLER FILE
First Goal - Nov. 2, 2013 at Wisconsin
First Assist - Oct. 5, 2013 at Mercyhurst