Latest Bout: 4/14/19 Central NY 68 vs Burning River 182 (2019 Siege of CNY)
Get to know Maloik...
What is the meaning behind your skater name?
The Maloik (Malocchio) means "Evil Eye." Many Italians believe in il malocchio (often pronounced "maloik.") Part superstition, part tradition, it is the belief in the evil eye, placed on someone when someone else is jealous or envious of the other's good luck.
What was your athletic background prior to playing roller derby?
I've been an athlete pretty much my entire life, playing organized sports such as fastpitch, basketball, and volleyball up until college, rec league softball and flag football throughout my college years, and have dabbled in powerlifting a few times throughout my life.
Is there a song that gets you pumped up before a bout?
Any song of the Disco or Yacht Rock variety gets my blood pumpin'.
What aspect of derby do you enjoy the most?
There's quite a few things I love about this sport. Being able to participate in something really competitive and high impact as an adult woman is probably at the top of my list. I really have always enjoyed being an athlete, and sometimes it's challenging as an adult to find something that provides that. I also love the comradery associated with being a part of a league/business. We are a group of like minded individuals working together for a common goal, and having that resource has helped create long lasting and extremely meaningful relationships and friendships.
How did you get started in your roller derby career?
I grew up watching Roller Jam with my family and we always really got a kick out of it, so I always had a general sense of what derby was, even if it was vastly different than the sport we play now. After grad school, I was searching for something really meaningful and fun to fill some voids in my life, and happened across the documentary, Blood on the Flat Track on Netflix, and wondered if our city had a league. I felt like derby was something I was made for, and I needed to give it a try. Turned out we did have a league, and open recruitment was just about to start. I took the opportunity and ran with it, and years and years later, here I am!