Aki Käppeler

Field Hockey

Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Current Residence: Stuttgart, Germany
Born: 1994
Joined National Team: 2012
Position: Defense/Midfield
Number: 31 
Caps: 14


Fate has a way of guiding us to our ultimate destiny – something Käppeler can attest to. At the age of 9, Käppeler believes that he did not select field hockey but rather the sport picked him when he was introduced to the game in an afterschool program and was invited to join a friend’s club team. After joining the Senior National Team in 2012, Käppeler has contributed to the game at the international level at the HBW Indoor Championship in 2013 and the World League Round I where he was named the MVP of the tournament in 2012.


  • 2013: World League Round 2 (5th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2012: World League Round 1 (1st, Chula Vista, Cali.)... Named World League Round 1 player of the tournament... Pan American Junior Championship (4th, Guadalajara, Mexico)


High School: Karlsgymnasium 
Club: HTC Stuttgarter Kickers
Names of parents/guardians: Joachim Käppeler and Maki Kuwayama
Names of sibling(s): Kei Käppeler
Year you began playing field hockey: 2003