Kaelli Thiel
Kaelli Thiel
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Piedmont, Calif.
High School: Piedmont

Freshman •  2016-17
Earned a three-set victory against Providence's Natalie Pitocco, 6-4, 4-6, 10-7 ... Paired with Irene Lu at the Harvard Invitational, earning a 6-2 doubles victory against Boston University ... Also added an 8-6 win against Boston University's Kaely Malik at the Harvard Invitational ...  At the Harvard Fall Classic, Thiel won the doubles match against Boston University with partner Nika Besker, 6-4.

Before Harvard:
Four-year letterwinner in tennis and four years at No. 1 singles … Member of Team NorCal at USTA Western Team Regionals (Zonals) in 2012 and 2014 … No. 1 Singles for Blossom Hill Aces USTA G18 team … singles player for Burgos 18U Co-Ed Team in 2015 … Captained Piedmont High School women’s varsity tennis team from 2015-16 … Western Alameda County Conference first team All-League from 2012-15 … 2012, 2013 and 2015 WACC League Player of the Year … PHS Varsity Team MVP from 2012-15 … Piedmont’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2015 … East Bay Athlete of the Week numerous times … East Bay Player of the Year in 2015 … USTA Junior Team Tennis Player of the Year in 2015 … North Coast Section Individual Singles Champion in 2014 and 2015 … NCS Team Champion from 2013-15 … WACC League Individual Singles Champion in 2012, 2013 and 2015 … WACC League Team Champion from 2012-15 … Holds school record for most matches won (94) … 2015 Gar Glenney Cup (State) Champions … Regional 18U Co-Ed Team Champions … Founded in 2013 and continues to run Love All, Inc., a charitable organization dedicated to providing tennis equipment and other support to high school tennis teams that do not have the necessary funding to properly equip their student-athletes … Two-time City of Piedmont “Kaelli Theil Day” Honoree in 2014 and 2016 for academic and athletic excellence … Uncle, Theodore B. Lee ’54 graduated from Harvard and Gregory Lee ’87, second cousin, played squash.