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2013 Washington roller derby all-star team starter: Lex Celerator

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Lex Celerator had, once again, quite a stellar year in 2013. First she helped the I-5 Rollergirls to the NW Junior Championship trophy, then followed that up with winning the USARS championship with the Oly Rollers. Lex actually finished tied for 2nd in overall all-star votes in Washington this year. Here is what some of the voters had to say about her...

"Lexi continues to be a double threat with her slippery jamming and hard and effective blocking." - Shelarious

"I just noticed what was written about her in 2012 as a junior skater. When she first stepped onto the track as an adult skater, I was amazed from the beginning. So much speed, power, and control. So little drama. I'm so glad to see such sophisticated talent come to Oly." - Kathleen Twocats

"The future of Roller Derby is very bright with Jr. Derby Skaters like Lex Celerator. Well, even though she is still a Junior Derby skater skating with the current #1 Jr. Derby team in the nation, the I-5 RollerGirls, she is now also skating with the Oly Rollers too. (Did I already state that there is nothing “junior” about Lex Celerator?? That is not only true but it is an understatement!) Lex Celerator excels at Jamming and she excels at Blocking! And she can pour on the speed too! Watch out for the I5RG train this year! Lex Celerator is going to be unstoppable! She is the best skater in Jr. Derby - period." - Mike Evans

"Call me biased but my vote for Lex Celerator as MVP is purely based on what I've witnessed on a day to day basis all her life. From a very young age she's worked hard to achieve things that didn't come naturally to her. When it came to skating things were no different. At eight years old, when Lexi started at the local rink, she was much smaller, slower and lacked a majority of the skills of her peers. Most everyone her age already had many years of experience. Rather than quit she chose to stick it out. Since then I've watched our little girl, with pink plastic Barbie skates, blossom into a very beautiful yet focused young lady who is determined to make her dreams come true. Along the way she's worked extremely hard, overcome many obstacles and dedicated countless hours to the sport she loves. She's already accomplished so much in derby (and life) at such a young age. I'm extremely excited to see what her potential brings to the derby world in the coming years." - Cathy Wagor

"Lastly I'd like to throw Lex Celerator's name in the hat, once again, as the MVP. Pound for pound she has to be the most dominant, all around, derby skater in the state*. (*if not, the country!) I've thought this thru and can't think of any other derby athlete who contributes to their team's success in so many different aspects of the game. She's a real game changer. This past year she statistically made an impact in all categories, in every bout she played at the nw junior champs. I don't recall if she was MVP for the tournament but definitely an MVP worthy performance. If that wasn't enough, Lex joined the Oly Rollers just in time to make the roster for their run at USARS nationals. Once again she put up a noteworthy performance and managed to score MVP of the nw regional tourney and snag a national championship. Keeping in mind Oly is a team that already has a very deep, established and talented roster, I cant find any solid reasoning as to why Lex Celerator shouldn't repeat as the NW MVP." - John 'Skoop' Wilcox III

"Every so often I see a skater and just know they are going to excel in derby. Lex continues to mature and her skills are right up there with the best. She continues to be a valuable asset to I-5 and is soaking up every bit of skater knowledge she can find." - Jenny Evans

"Lex is the nicest person and she is a super smart skater. You can put her in any position and she will rock it. Put her in as a blocker and she’ll block the heck out of it. Put her in as a jammer and she’ll jam the heck out of it. Total package type deal." - Afro Jamuari

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