Alameda Native Named to All-Star Ultimate Frisbee Team

Sarafina Angstadt-Leto Courtesy photo

When people ask Alameda native Sarafina Angstadt-Leto, “What can playing Ultimate Frisbee do for you?” the 19 year old has a new answer.

Angstadt-Leto was selected as a member of the World Flying Disc Federation’s World Junior Ultimate Championships team this year. Angstadt-Leto and her team will trek to Lecco, Italy for the championships, which will take place July 20 through 26. She was selected as one of 45 team members from 180 invited applicants.

“When I started playing as a twelve year old, I had no idea that Ultimate could mean college playing and travel,” Angstadt-Leto said. “I looked up to the older players, and some of my teammates went to worlds. I decided that I would try, when my turn came.”

Ultimate Frisbee is a high-energy, non-contact sport, combining elements of soccer, basketball and football. Alameda has two middle school teams and a high school team.

Angstadt-Leto was a long-time member of Alameda’s championship Dark Meat Ultimate high school team, and twice a member of the Bay Area’s Youth Club Championship team. She currently plays on the University of Oregon Fugue team.

A fundraising bake sale and yard sale will be held Saturday, May 3 at 1015 Taylor Ave., and donations for her trip can be made directly to Financial Benefits Credit Union, 1528 Webster St. 

Make any checks out “Sarafina Junior Worlds.”