July 2014 Roller Derby Spotlight Nickia

July 10, 2014, 3:58 p.m. (ET)


JULY 2014

Double O #00

Hometown:  Modesto, CA

Occupation:  Muralist

Career goals: Become a social worker and work with troubled kids.

Current league:  Sintral Valley Derby Girls

Years involved in derby: 5

Favorite derby position (blocker, pivot, jammer):  Blocker

When did you begin skating:  2009

Fondest memory of skating: Every moment since I first put on my skates.

Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater:  I would like to coach.

Awards and/or honors received in roller sports: MVP – 3, Best Jam – 1, Coolest Cat – 5, Party Animal - 2

Who is your favorite sports figure:  Sidney Vicious & Knock Knock

Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why:  My mom because she’s a rock and everything a mom should be.

List your hobbies: Painting, drawing, sewing and softball.

What music do you listen to during training or competition?   Misfits, Sublime, Soggy Bottom Boys.

What makes you a unique and special person: This life God gave me. It’s all mine and that’s special.

Do you have any pre-game rituals:  I write “dad” on my neck, I always wear one Batman sock, I eat peanuts and I lay down just before we start to tell myself it’ll all be okay.

Favorite movie: Stand by Me

Favorite place to shop: I hate shopping!

Most prized possession: My girls.

If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Inveigle

Anything else you would like us to know about you:  My favorite thing to receive is a smile.

From the nominator:  

She has an amazing attitude one a coach could only dream about, No matter how herd the drill at practice she always pushes herself and others to push themselves to.  She makes everyone laugh and uplifts the team.

She is a great team player and is a wonderful example of what team work is, at the start of the 2014 season she volunteered to co-coach the Motown misfits our JR team and you can tell that the positive impact her wonderful and honest personality has on the kids. She is super patient with the kids and they all look up to her.

It's always fun to hear other teams we play say how much fun they had playing with her. And her sportswomanship is truly impressive.