Friday, May 17, 2013

Good Time Charlie-LVRG's Skater of the Month

There are no good times to be had when this Lehigh Valley Rollergirl (LVRG) hits you hard.  LVRG’s Allison Doyle, better known as #666, Good Time Charlie, is one of those skaters that makes an impact and will make you remember that she just hit you on the track.  Now in her third season with LVRG, this Parkland High School graduate has become a big threat in derby in her home territory.
LVRG Hissy Fits’ Captain Lin Diesel describes Good Time Charlie: “Good Time Charlie has the eye for the hit. When she lines up, she makes the hit, solid and on target. Then she does what has to be done, whether it’s calling the rest of the team to go back or reforming the pack.  She is an asset to any lineup.”
Good Time Charlie was asked to reflect back on how she started with LVRG and roller derby. She stated “this is my 3rd season skating with the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls; prior to that I hadn’t been skating since I was 8 years old. A friend’s wife recruited me. She asked me about 4 times before I caved. She knew I played sports throughout high school and college and missed that team comradery. She figured roller derby might be a good fit. I wasn’t so sure since I couldn’t really skate, but despite that minor detail, I went to the open recruitment and ended up falling in love with the sport and the people involved with it... and eventually I learned how to skate again.”
Estelle Hurtz, Good Time Charlie, and Betty Switch
We also asked Good Time Charlie on her thoughts about LVRG’s 2013 season. She commented, “We’re lookin’ goooood! We’ve always had the raw talent, but 2013 really seems to be the season when we are transitioning that raw talent into specific derby skills by incorporating strategic plays into our gameplay. And while we’re taking on some pretty tough teams this season, I feel good about our odds because quite frankly we’re the best I’ve ever seen us!”
When asked what her favorite thing was to do on the track, this is how she responded.   “I’m a sucker for opening up the line for our jammer. I love capitalizing on the fact that all the opposing blockers are so focused on our jammer they are easily ‘dominoed’ into each other, getting in their own jammer’s way and allowing our jammer to skate on through the line I opened up for them.”

Some fast facts about Good Time Charlie:
1.      She loves pancakes, it is her favorite food
2.      She used to have a childhood crush on Tony Danza
3.      She weighs the same as her dog (a Great Pyreness Yellow Lab mix)
4.      She has been growing out and donating her hair to the Locks of Love Organization since she was 16 years old
5.      She has a secret desire to compete in the Ninja Warrior Challenge (the ultimate obstacle course)

LVRG is proud to have Good Time Charlie as one of its members and looks forward to seeing her rip up the track for the remainder of the season.
Looking ahead, LVRG’s Hissy Fits play Philadelphia’s Broad Street Butchers on June 9th at 12:00p.m. at the Class of 1923 Area in Philadelphia, PA.  Also, LVRG’s home team, the Special Vixen’s Unit (SVU), will be traveling to Cumberland, MD on June 15th to match up with the Iron Mountain Rollergirls.

All functions will be held at the Independence Family Fun Center, 4345 Independence Dr, Schnecksville, PA.

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A big thank you to all of the volunteers, officials, friends, and family that make our team the best in the Lehigh Valley. This is as much your team as it is ours. Thank you.

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