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Pop Goes the Diesel #488

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She/her

How did you come up with your derby name and/or number? (And what do your teammates call you?)

A lot of people have called me "D" throughout my life. About 10 years ago, my husband expanded the nickname to “D”iesel.   I also wanted my derby name to have a little speed, so it evolved into my current name.  My teammates call me "Diesel". 

488 are the first three digits of every phone number in my hometown where I learned to skate, and where a part of my heart will always be.  I have great memories skating the blacktop streets on summer nights. 

What made you decide to try roller derby?

My love of skating, plus my love for being on a team.  I watched one bout in 2013 and thought it looked like something I would love to do.

How long have you been playing roller derby?

1 year

What's your favorite thing about MedCity Roller Derby?

My teammates and the camaraderie

What position or role do you have within the league? 

Jammer / New Recruit

What are you most excited about this season?

Playing in bouts with my teammates and working together

Do you have a game day ritual or routine?

Not yet

What is your favorite or least favorite drill/skill at practice and why?

I love practicing jamming.  I also just love watching everyone become a better skater.

If you could live or visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Alaska and Norway

Which three words would you use to describe yourself?

Positive, adventurous, hardworking

Do you have a favorite song that gets you hyped up for games or practice?

The Final Countdown

If you had to choose an animal to be, which would you choose and why?

Definitely a duck. It would be cool to soar, swim, walk, and fish every day. I just think they are really cool animals.

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