Lisa Shank #314
How long have you been skating?
I've been skating since the end of 2014. My first practice I stayed on the carpet, second practice I held onto the wall, and now I'm hitting women on the track.
Tell us about your derby name and number.
I'm Lisa Shank #314. It's a pun on Lisa Frank, you know the person who made all those rainbow stickers of unicorns and dogs we would put on our binder in elementary school? 314 is the area code of St. Louis. Being a Illinois based team I had to represent STL!
What is your favorite thing about roller derby?
It's a great work out, I get to hang out with some bad ass women, and I get to challenge myself physically and mentally.
How many pets do you have and what kind?
I have two cats, Lily and Pebbles. Pebbles likes to eat and sleep and Lily loves to play. You can consider me a crazy cat lady.
What is your favorite position to play?
Blocker. I've got the butt and hips to hold anyone back and hit anyone down.
What do you do for a living?
I'm a social worker at a mental health non-profit in St. Louis.
What was your favorite concert?
Nine Inch Nails during the Fragile tour. They are my all time favorite band.
Do you have any long term derby goals?
Play for the A team and have a bout where I dont fall down and where every person I hit falls and every person I block can't get through.
How did you get involved in roller derby?
Karma Avenger talked about how great it was and I was bored so I decided to go to a info session and I fell in love with derby and I haven't looked back!
Do you have a derby wife?
Fatally Fun Sized proposed to me at Beat Me Halfway in 2015. I think it was on the second day. It was my first proposal.
What is your least favorite roller derby drill?
25 laps in five minutes then turning around and doing another 25 laps in five minutes in the opposite direction.