Position/Committee roles: Jammer, Fundraising Committee
Occupation: Pastry Chef/ Bread Baker
How long involved in derby: I’ve been with SRD for about 2 years, but involved with derby for almost 3 years.
Why derby: This quotes explains it perfectly: “Most seem to find roller derby in transitional periods....We ruin our bodies to save our souls, and for some reason that makes perfect sense.” -Bonnie D. Stroir I found derby my freshman year of college. Most of my friends had all gone away to college and were having an amazing time away while I was struggling with hating college and still living at home. I was always a quiet, antisocial person, but one fateful day I decided to have a moment of insane courage and jump head first into roller derby. I haven’t looked back since.
Words of advice:“It’s the name on the front of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the back.” -Joe Paterno Freshie, new skater, or veteran, it doesn’t matter. We’re in this together as a league. Although the road is filled with bumps, as long as we stay unified and remember to have fun along the way, we can do anything.