Derby Name: Molly Cruel
Derby Number: 6.02
Is there a story behind your name/number? I’m a total science geek. Molly Cruel is a play on molecule and 6.02 is part of Avagadro’s number.
What year did you start playing roller derby? I originally did half of fresh-meat in 2010, but quit before I finished. I came back in 2016, and have loved every minute since!!!
What roller derby team(s) have/do you play for? Elm Street Nightmares
What’s your athletic background? Gosh, um, I danced from age 4-18. Softball since I was 8, played a little bit of soccer. Did some cheerleading and gymnastics too. Haha, guess I did quite a bit! I’ve always loved being active and competitive I guess.
Do you have any roller derby/sports heroes? Pretty much everyone that plays this crazy game. It takes a lot of courage to start this journey, and I am impressed by everyone who does!
What’s your best roller derby memory? Probably the feeling of absolute exhaustion and glee after my first bout as a Nightmare!
Why do you play roller derby? I love being competitive, but I also love the camaraderie and support we all give to one another as league mates.
Gear you couldn’t live without? KNEE PADS! I fall a lot…
Likes? Too many things. But mostly any kind of animal. I’d have a zoo if I could.
Dislikes? Disrespectful people, bees, and sunburns.
Anything else we should know about you? Roller derby has been an amazing experience for me, and I encourage anyone who may be interested, even just a little, to give it a try.
What do you do when you aren’t skating? Naps. Haha! I love going on new adventures with my husband and dogs. Going to new bars and restaurants with friends. I’m always down for reading a good book with a nice cup of coffee too!