Mellissa Eshka (aka: Lethal Lorelei) is a face you won't soon forget. Girls remember her because she'll leave an imprint on you – literally. Lorelei is known as the heavy hitter on the Roc City Roc Star roller derby team. “I have always been interested in physical sports, and when I found roller derby I was like, here is something I can do. I can enjoy, and I can be myself. I can have my piercings in. I can wear my hair how i want. I can dress like a woman, stockings and a skirt, and look absolutely awesome while im kicking other people’s asses."
For her, roller derby is more than just an exhibition every month, it's a second family. For most of her life, Lorelei spent her time with her friends, primarily guys. But after joining the roller team, she felt that she instantaneously had 60 new girl friends, "And it was the most amazing thing because they were all different, in their own way, but we all have the same interests." Every week Lorelei spends time with her teammates outside of the roller rink. She loves the new friendships her roller career has brought her and she doesn't see herself leaving the roller rink any time soon. "I will really have to hurt myself severely and not be able to move anymore before I stop playing."
Outside of the roller rink, Lorelei loves biology. She works with insects and reptiles as a lab tech in a lab in Rochester, NY and was recently promoted to a full time position. She plans on continuing her career as a biologist and to take every step along the way as slow as possible so she can enjoy the path that much longer.
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