If you’ve ever caught yourself saying “why is this girl so tall?”, odds are your team was playing the University of Dayton’s personal walking, talking, 6-foot tall “tree,” Kelsey Reiser.
It’s true, Kelsey is easily recognized for her height…however, when you get to know her, she becomes much more recognizable as someone who emphasizes sincerity in everything she does and says, including her off-the-charts dedication to the sport of ultimate and her absolute love and admiration for her friends.
For Kelsey, the best part about playing the sport she loves has been the opportunity to do it with the people she loves. She has been able to build a home away from home through the ultimate community. Kelsey has grown from being a freshman who had never given ultimate a try to a strong, confident and resilient leader, alongside her co-captain and partner in crime, Jana.
This season, Kraken was able to defeat the odds all season long, from winning their hosted tournament, to breaking seed and getting third at CWRUL, to making their way to regionals. Their fearless leadership and boundless dedication to the team were instrumental.View Nominee Video