Eleventh Hour

Why this derby name and number?
Originally, no one was using the number 11 and it was easy to sharpie onto a t-shirt for scrimmage. Eleventh Hour was chosen mainly because I didn't want to skate under my real name - and I submitted it to Knuckles to use for my first bout at 11:58 when it needed to be in by midnight so it seemed kind of appropriate. Some have found it fitting, since I am a total procrastinator. I didn’t intend for it to be my name beyond that bout (but changing is stressful!) – And I am the only skater in the league who has always been called by her real name.

What is your hometown?
Bourbonnais, IL - where the Bears Training Camp is located. But I’ve been in Wheaton for a long time now.

What position(s) do you play?

How long have you been playing derby?
I’ve been skating with the Dames since Sept. 2012.

Current occupation?
Middle School Science Teacher

Who is your derby wife?
I'm single in the derby world.

Drink of choice?
Depends- just ask.

How did you get into derby?
I’ve always loved to skate. I spent hours at the skating rink growing up and skated competitively as a kid. So when I was looking for something to do in the park district brochure, I ran across Derby Lite. I signed up to try it out and I did that for a while. It was fun and I met some really great people including Dee-troit. After a few discussions with Dee, many that revolved around the idea that you will not know if “regular” derby is for you until you get hit a few times, I showed up at recruitment night and decided to transfer to the Dames.

Favorite movie?
Almost any 80s flick directed by John Hughes, Monty Python Holy Grail

Non-derby hobby(s)?
Racing cars, waterskiing/wakeboarding. snow skiing, travelling/road trips with friends/family and just hanging out with my boys.

Favorite song(s) to skate to?
This one's hard. The Gap Band's "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" because it reminds me of my old rink. Otherwise, I'm not too picky as long as it has a fast beat.

Words of advice?
Try it once and then decide.

If you could have one superhero power what would it be?
One? Teleportation, so I could go wherever, for whatever, whenever I wanted.

If you weren’t playing roller derby what would you be doing?
Not sure…