5 - Katie Kepner
Katie Kepner
Birth Date: 03/17/1988
Height: 5-4
Year: Junior
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Newport Harbor HS
Position: Attacker
UC Santa Barbara
2009: Played in all 29 contests during her sophomore campaign...Tied for fifth on the team with a total of 16 goals scored...Led the squad with 22 assists...Had a team-leading two goals against Cal State Northridge (Apr. 4)...Had two goals on two other occasions: against then-ranked No. 7 UC Davis (Feb. 21) and against Iona (Mar. 23)...Put together a six-game scoring streak from Mar. 4 thru Mar. 18 that included seven goals...Collected 10 steals and drew 13 penalties or ejections. 2008: Scored 14 goals during her first season as a member of the active roster and was second on the team with 20 assists...Led the team with 22 steals...Opened the season with a six-game scoring streak which included a career-high hat trick in the season-opener against Fresno Pacific...Scored a pair of goals against USC on Apr. 28. 2007: Redshirted. High School
Played at Newport Harbor High School under coach Bill Barrnett...Member of the Southern Section Division I Championship squad in 2006, garnering Third-Team All-CIF recognition...Also a Second-Team All-Sea View League honoree as a senior, scoring 34 goals with 41 assists and 33 steals in her final campaign...Won three league titles with the Sailors, who were Division I runners-up in 2005...A three-year varsity swimmer as well. Club
Played for SoCal Water Polo Club, helping the team to the 2006 Junior Olympic Championship...Also played two seasons with Newport Water Polo Club. Personal
Katie Rose Kepner was born on Mar. 17, 1988 in Fountain Valley, Calif.... Parents are Kenton and Donna Kepner...Has an older brother named Paul, who she names as her personal hero...Enjoys dancing, shopping, hanging out on the beach and bike riding when not in the pool...Likes to watch "The Goonies" and "Blow"...Lists the "Harry Potter" series as her favorite books and movies...Enjoys the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers...Says that winning the CIF Division I Water Polo Championship was her most memorable athletic achievement.

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