Milk Maiden #1212

Udderly devastating...

What is your name, number and tagline?
My name is Milk Maiden and my number is 1212. My number used to be 1/2 & 1/2 before we did away with fractions.
When did you start playing Roller Derby?
I started playing with the Lehigh Valley Roller Girls in the summer of 2008.
What positions do you normally play/like to play?
I play blocker one, up front with the pivot. I love partnering and working with my teammates to keep a jammer at a stand still. I really enjoy jamming also, and it would be awesome to get a chance to do that some day.
What do you love about Roller Derby?
Everything!
What do you love about Dutchland?
Dutchland is my second family. Everyone on this league works incredibly hard on the track and off to make the league a success. We celebrate each other's achievements and support each other when we're struggling. I am so proud to be a part of such an amazing league.
Favorite Roller Derby moment?
I have so many, but I love when our team work is really clicking and we are able to implement skills we have been working on during a bout. It feels good to see our hard work paying off.
Most embarrassing Roller Derby moment?
Nothing's really embarrassing when you're in derby mode.
Dutchland’s 2011 season is in full swing and it’s looking good! What are you looking forward to in the next few bouts?
I look forward to the All Stars continuing to bond and gel as a team. It would also be great to go into the Regional Championship undefeated. We can do it!
What is one piece of advice you could give to newer girls or those who are thinking about joining Roller Derby?
Trust your coaches and your teammates and their feedback. Everyone gets discouraged in a sport where there is so much to learn. Don't let being discouraged hold you back. Learn from your mistakes and keep on pushing yourself. It's totally worth it.
What is one thing that Roller Derby/Dutchland helped you achieve?
Derby has helped me achieve a respect for my body and what it is capable of. I have been constantly pushed beyond my comfort zone and learn something new every time I skate. It's pretty cool to think about how far I have come and see that I can achieve goals that I set for myself.
What has Roller Derby taught you?
We are lucky to have the most amazing coaches. I have learned so much from them about what it takes to be a part of a successful team. That it's not all about me and what I can or can't do on my own, and that is very humbling. No one girl wins a game by herself and no one girl loses a game by herself. The better we play as a unit, the more we win. We're either all super stars together, or we're not.
Anything you’d like to say to your adoring fans?
Dutchland fans are the best! You're support is what allows us to do what we love. Thank you.