Schmid Vicious #77
Photo by Dunna Vetta
- When did you start playing Roller Derby?
- I tried out July 2015
- What positions do you normally play/like to play?
- I mostly block/pivot, but I enjoy jamming every now and again.
- What do you love about Roller Derby?
- The camaraderie and support within the community.
- What do you love about Dutchland?
- Everything. I especially enjoy what Dutchland does for our community and local charitable organizations.
- What motivated you to run for captain this season?
- I wanted a challenge that exceeded my boundaries as a skater in a way that could benefit the team in a positive way. Through captaining, I saw my teammates in a different light and began to appreciate and celebrate the aspects that makes them unique as a member of the team. I am constantly inspired to be a better person and skater because of every single one of them.
- What are some of your favorite moments from the 2018 season?
- Watching the personal growth of newer skaters playing on the All-Stars for their first season.
- What advice would give to people who are new to the sport or who are thinking of joining?
- If you’re interested in joining -- Do it. Leave all your worries aside and take a leap of faith, you won’t regret it. If you’re new, keep at it and always challenge yourself! Figure out your strengths and weaknesses and play to them.
- Anything you would like to say to your team/ league mates?
- Shout out to my team -- Thank you for allowing me to take one of the best opportunities I have had in Derby!