Raina "Sprite" Kamrat
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
Position: Handler, but flexible
What do you do outside of frisbee?
Well, that encompasses the rest of my life doesn't it? Whatever time I have left outside of frisbee and class I spend reading, cooking, and watching movies. And cuddling with my hedgehog, of course!
What is your favorite roses memory?
I think one of my favorite moments was initiation after my first fall tournament with the Roses. I just remember lying in the shade while the returners walked around us rookies and sang off-key (and rhythm — the clapping sequence is so confusing), and thinking: this is a really big, goofy family and I can’t wait to spend my next four years with them.
If you had a free plane ticket, where would you go?
After two years of college Japanese, I would absolutely go to Japan so that I could finally see the country and improve my language skills! I want to see the cherry blossom festival and old shrines and unique architecture — and eat everything. I love Japanese food.
How did you get your nickname?
It all started on a chilly spring day, when the coaches dared us to dip our heads in the lake we practice by. Unwilling to take off my cleats and socks to wade out in the water like a normal person, I scooted along a log and leaned over to get my hair wet, but being the klutz that I am, I fell face-first into the lake. I'm just lucky my name wasn't log!
What's your favorite tournament food?
Bananas, hands down. It's always exactly what I need and it doesn't make you feel gross running back on field after eating one. Plus, they're sweet, neat, and easy to share! What's not to like?
Any other fun/weird fact(s), likes, dislikes:
My favorite book is The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which says a lot about the person I want to be and the kind of world I want to live in... But I don't want to spoil it, so you should read it for yourself!