Aki Kaeppeler

Aki Kaeppeler

Hometown: New York City, NY     Position:Defense     Number: 14

Stick: Gryphon Tour

Instagram: @aki_kaeppeler

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2020
Series against South Africa (Durban, South Africa)
2019
3 Nations Invitational (Silver - Benalmadena, Spain)
Pan American Games (Bronze - Lima, Peru)
Named to 2019 Pan American Elite Team
Hockey Series Final (4th - Bhubaneswar, India)
Series against Korea (Seoul, South Korea)
2018
Hockey Series Open (Gold - Salamanca, Mexico)
5 Nations Tournament (5th - Malaga, Spain)
Europe Tour (France, Sprain, Scotland, Ireland)
2017
Pan American Cup (Bronze - Lancaster, PA)
Named to 2017 Pan American Elite Team
World League Round 2 (Bronze - Tacarigua, Trinidad & Tobago)
Series against France (Paris, France)
2015
Pan American Games (5th - Toronto, Canada)
World League Round 2 (7th - Chula Vista, CA)
Series against Argentina (Boston, MA)
European Tour (Den Hague, The Netherlands & Antwerp, Belgium)
2013
World League Round 2 (5th - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
2012
World League Round 1 (Gold - Chula Vista, CA)
WLR1 Player of the Tournament Award
Joined the U.S. Men's National Team
Junior Pan American Championship (4th - Guadalajara, Mexico)

PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS

How old were you when you first started playing?

I was 8 or 9 years old.

Who was your favorite athlete growing up? (can be any sport)

That's a hard one for me. Never really had that one athlete that I absolutely looked up to or admired. For me it was changing all the time and I like to take aspects from different athletes as inspirations.

What's your go-to pregame meal?

At the moment porridge with lots of fruits.

What is your favorite pump-up song?

Mask Off - Future

Describe your playing style in no more than three words?

Risky, Offensive, Lazy

What is your secret talent?

Living food garbage can (I can eat endless amounts)

What is your favorite movie?

The Prestige

What fictional character would you love to meet?

Artemis Fowl

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Firefighter

What do you do when you're not playing field hockey?

Watch Netflix

What is your favorite food to cook?

Maultaschen

What is your favorite motivational quote?
"Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength." - Phil Jackson
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?

Go to America, play for the US team.

What is your favorite place to travel to?

New York

Cake or pie?

Ice cream!

Pineapples on pizza?

NEVER!

Beach house or cabin?

Beach House

What is your favorite field hockey memory?

Playing the German Indoor Final, and winning the bronze medal at the 2019 Pan Am Games.