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Kirsten Eppele

UTL

Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Strongsville, Ohio
  • Last School Strongsville
  • Height 5-6
  • B/T R/R

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @kirsteneppele
Instagram: @kirsteneppele

Ohio State Overview
An OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in biology

Honors and Awards
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2022)
OSU Scholar-Athlete (2021, 2022)
Academic All-Big Ten (2022)
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2022)

As a Sophomore (2022)
• Played in 17 games, all as a pinch hitter or pinch runner
• Hit a two-run home run, the first of her career, in a 10-5 win over Iowa to clinch a series sweep
• Also had a pinch hit in the third game of the season vs. Bethune Cookman
• Scored seven runs on the season, including two in Ohio State’s series at Michigan

As a Freshman (2021)
Played in 23 games and started twice, once in the outfield and once as the designated player
Had three pinch-hit RBI in the season-ending four-game series vs. Michigan State
Hit a walk-off double in the 10th inning of a 1-0 win over the Spartans on May 15
Had a game-tying two-run double vs. Purdue on May 1

Prior to Ohio State
• Named 2019 Cuyahoga County Player of the Year and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission Female High School Athlete of the Year
• Three-time First Team All-GCC selection
• Received First Team All-District, All-Ohio and All-County honors as a junior
• Set seven school records during her junior season
• Two-time scholar-athlete
• Plays club ball for Ohio Wolfpack
• Also earned First Team All-GCC recognition and set the school record for aces per set as a member of the volleyball team

Personal
• Daughter of Jack and Laurie Eppele
• Has a younger brother, Kyle
• Her cousin, Sparky Lyle, won the 1977 Cy Young Award and a pair of World Series Championships with the Yankees