Blocker -- positions 1 or 3 are what I normally play.
What do you love about Roller Derby?
Everything! Roller Derby has everything you could ask for in a competitive sport -- skill, strategy, team atmosphere and great exercise. :)
What do you love about Dutchland?
My teammates! I transferred from another league in November 2012. From day one I have felt welcomed and a part of the league. Everyone is very supportive, friendly and are always here for one another both on the track and outside of derby.
Favorite Roller Derby moment?
I have only been in a handful of bouts so far. At this point any time I have done something right I consider it a pretty great moment!
Most embarrassing Roller Derby moment?
As new as I am, there are too many to list!
Dutchland's 2013 season is in full swing and it's looking good! What are you looking forward to in the next few bouts?
I am currently injured. My hope is to recover and get back on the track as quickly as possible so that I can hopefully play in the last couple of bouts.
What is one piece of advice you could give to newer girls or those who are thinking about joining Roller Derby?
Do not over analyze everything. Remember it is okay to screw up and fall down a lot -- that is how you learn and get better. If you are constantly getting frustrated with yourself you are only hurting your performance and you're also not having any fun. Learn from your mistakes, move on and keep trying.
What is one thing that Roller Derby/Dutchland helped you achieve? (ie: great work outs, friendship, confidence)
It's hard to name just one. I really enjoy the benefits from the great workouts. I also cherish the friendships I have made with my teammates. Finally, you are never too old to try something new!
What has Roller Derby taught you?
Don't be afraid to fail. I am generally a very self conscience person so trying to learn to skate with all the skills needed to succeed in this sport was very intimidating for me. I still struggle with holding back some in order not to "fail" but I am only hurting myself and my progress when I do that. A work in progress...
Anything you'd like to say to your adoring fans?
Me? Fans?!? I think I'm too new! But, for all the Dutchland fans out there, thanks for your support! We couldn't continue to do what we love without your support. We all truly appreciate it.