Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Toxic Shock- LVRG's Skater of the Month

She looks fear in the eye and can skate through fire. She dips and weaves with offensive aggression and has made herself a name in the short time she has been with the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls (LVRG). She is none other than LVRG’s Toxic Shock, #1222.

This jammer extraordinaire came to LVRG recently as a transfer from Susquehanna and hasn’t stopped improving since she got here.  As one of LVRG’s WFTDA Charter skaters, Toxic has proven to be a force on the track that is here to stay.

A role model herself, we asked Toxic who her role models are in roller derby. She stated “Bonnie Thunders; she can move through a pack like nothing I have ever seen before. And she can jump the apex so high and get so far. Her skating style is beautiful! Also, Suzy Hotrod. Everything about her. She can jam, she can block, is there anything she can't do? And lastly, Juke Boxx. She was one of the first skaters that stood out to me. She can do some of the most amazing tricks and skate in ways that don't look natural at all but can get her to where she needs to be in a jam.”
Toxic has been playing roller derby for a few seasons, and when asked about her proudest derby moment, this is how she replied. “Playing my first bout with LVRG and being MVP. That was an exciting moment. Or one of the first scrimmages I ever went to at Gotham when I was maybe 4 months into derby and being noticed and being told that I am short and skate awkwardly. It was more of a funny moment but I got noticed by a more famous derby girl and to me while being that new was a pretty big moment!”

Toxic is one of those “never say quit” skaters that is always pushing herself to do better.  She states as some of her personal goals:to not only become a much better jammer and blocker, but she aspires to one day make it on Team USA.

Fast Facts about Toxic Shock:
1.       She does freelance photography
2.       She collects rubber ducks and license plates
3.       She loves Disney movies and musicals
4.       She loves to sing and do karaoke
5.       She loves animals, dogs especially

Looking ahead to see Toxic Shock skate, LVRG’s Special Vixens Unit will be traveling to New York to play Ithaca League of Women Rollers on August 10th. 

Find us online at: http://www.lehighvalleyrollergirls.com

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

For more information about becoming a skater or official, contact us at join@lehighvalleyrollergirls.com

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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