Van Hellslinger

#99 Captain

She/Her

What do you do when you’re not at the hangar?
Hang out with Agent Meow and Frankie, work on jewelry, and photography

What was your biggest challenge as a new skater and how did you overcome it?
Mental game of how to push yourself to the very furthest you can go. I’m still working on that because I’m always shown I can go further. 

What position do you play? What do you enjoy the most about your position?
Blocker/wanna be offense. I LOVE being a blocker and being in the pack. I love seeing the strategy of the game in motion and where I need to be – to either stop the opponent or to help my jammer out. I am still working on offense but I love helping my jammer out if I can but definitely a less is more offense type player. 

Who is one of your favorite teammates to train with and why?
Nabi is a delight! I can’t say enough good things about her. She’s the perfect teammate. My jammers are great because they’re so good at making eye contact with me and we have great silent communication on the track. The other blockers on my team are a blast and challenging to go up against. I’d prefer not to get hit by Va or Katie so much but that’s a good thing right?

Who are your favorite skaters in the league to compete against?
Ripley. She can be really frustrating to play against which is GREAT! She is also a lot of fun to play with. I learn a lot playing against her.