Meet Anya Heels from the Sockit Wenches

Photo Credit: Jules Doyle

With the Home Team Championships around the corner on May 11th, which promises to be a highly competitive bout between two teams that haven’t competed for the trophy since 2010, we wanted to sit down with Anya Heels of the Sockit Wenches to get her thoughts leading up to the big game. Here’s what she had to say:

What does winning the champs mean for your team? Winning the championships would mean everything to my team. We’ve worked so hard this season, coming from last place to being a contender for the championship title has been no easy task. We’ve experienced a lot of turn over in the last few seasons and what seemed like an insurmountable task has proven to be possible for this group of incredibly dedicated athletes. Taking home that trophy would be the ultimate reward for our hard work.

What is different about the team this year than last year? There are so many differences! Leadership, confidence, training, and more. We’re more focused than ever, we’re thinking strategically, and we know that we have what it takes to win.

What has been your favorite jam moment from this season? Can’t think of one right now.

What would fans be surprised to learn about the team? Almost half of the skaters on the current team joined within the last year.

Photo Credit: Hans Reutter

Does your team have any quirky rituals that you would like to share? None that we’re willing to share!!!

Who on your team has performed beyond expectations and how? Rawkhell Sqwelch. This girl came out of nowhere! She’s one of our highest scoring jammers which is impressive on it’s own , but she’s also new to derby and has already progressed so much. She recently made it on the Rain of Terror (Rat City’s B team) and we are proud that she’s representing the Wenches on a higher level!

What will you do when you win the home team trophy? That’s right, WHEN….not if. WHEN! What will we do? I’m sure we’ll jump around, cry, hug each other, take pictures and then celebrate the crap out of a great season.

Aside from a honey badger, if your team had a spirit animal what would it be? Unicorns. We’re all rainbow riding unicorns.

Don’t wait until the last minute! Anya will be retiring after this season, so get your tickets HERE!