Derby Name: Moonfight Sonata
Derby #: 272
Is there a story behind your name and number? I’m a classically-trained pianist, and the third movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata (Opus 27 Number 2) is fiercely appropriate for my derby demeanor.
What year did you start roller derby? Finished Fresh Meat at the end of 2013
What roller derby team(s) have/do you play for? Battleground Betties and Greensboro Counterstrike
Your Athletic background? When pressed, I’ll admit was on soccer and swim teams in junior high. But I was terrible at both of them so I don’t usually bring it up.
Any derby/sports heroes? Too many to list! Just about every time I watch a game I develop a new derby crush or hero.
Best derby memory? A skater I’ve always admired once referred to me as “agile” when I first started playing, and the strength I drew from that one compliment kept me going for months! It is still one of my favorite derby moments.
Worst derby memory? The absolute worst moment (possibly of my life) was when I broke my tib-fib in a scrimmage in July 2014. It was pretty gnarly.
Why do you play roller derby? Because I love it! I didn’t realize I did until I was away for 4 months after an injury. Sometimes, you don’t know what you have until you lose it. I’ll never take derby for granted again.
Gear you couldn’t live without? My skates! Skating in rink rentals recently reminded me what a huge difference it makes to wear the right skates.
Likes: Music, languages, books, avocado, butter, my lovable little family
Dislikes: Crocodiles, alligators, anything that looks like a crocodile or an alligator
Anything else we should know about you? I’m super good at giving birth.