March Featured Skater: #70 Lysis 2 Kill
When she’s not pursuing a PhD in Medical Neuroscience, she’s destroying opposing packs on the flat track! Whether she’s jamming or blocking, Lysis 2 Kill has proven herself time and time again as a triple threat. Come watch her and the rest of the Warning Belles on April 8th.
- How many seasons have you been with Naptown Roller Derby?
This is my 6th season with Naptown. I joined during the summer of 2011!
- You recently had a victory-clenching jam at the Belles’ first travel bout of the season…tell us about that.
It was a tough bout and after several lead changes, it came down to the last jam and we were behind by 4 points. The blockers on my team were able to hold the other jammer back long enough for me to get lead and then score 5 points before calling it off, giving us the win! Everyone worked really hard and it was an amazing bout!
- When you’re not on skates, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy reading and spending time with my loves…my two cats. I also just love to get out and try new things.
- Who within the roller derby world do you look up to most?
I have a lot of love and respect for all of my teammates. In particular, I find the incredible attitude and patience of Maiden America to be the kind I want to emulate. Additionally, I look up to the fearless approach to skating Eve Anne Hellical has. Her skating skills are amazing and she is always pushing herself beyond her comfort zone in skating.
- What’re your all-time favorite foods?
I am not a picky eater, so I love all food. But if I have to narrow it down, I love curry, especially Thai style.
- What is the inspiration behind your derby name?
I have a lifetime love of biology. Lysis is a biology term. The act of lysing a cell means to break the cell membrane, often to gain access to innards of already dead cells, but it can kill a living cell. Thus the name Lysis 2 Kill!
- In what direction(s) would you like to see the sport of roller derby go?
I think it is going in the right direction. Inclusivity is always reinforced, as the community is constantly reevaluating and encouraging positivity and love. For roller derby as a sport, I especially like that it is becoming a bit more mainstream. I have noticed that there is an increased focus on the athleticism of the sport, and we are seen as legitimate athletes playing a really tough sport. I want to continue to break down the stereotypes surrounding the sport and see it given the respect it deserves.