Lehigh Valley Rollergirls

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Lehigh Valley Rollergirls
League logo
Metro areaAllentown, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
Founded2006
TeamsAll-Stars (A Team)
Blast Furnace Betties - Home Team
Metal Vixens - Home Team
Track type(s)Flat Track, Wooden
VenueBethlehem Municipal Ice Rink
AffiliationsWFTDA
Org. type501(c)(7) not-for-profit
Websitewww.lehighvalleyrollergirls.com

Lehigh Valley Rollergirls (LVRG) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Lehigh Valley is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]

History[edit]

Founded in January 2006,[2] Lehigh Valley Rollergirls was the first skater-operated flat track roller derby league in the Lehigh Valley. LVRG was founded by Elaina Borchelt.[3][4] Lehigh Valley joined the WFTDA Apprentice Program in 2009,[5] and became a full member of the WFTDA in 2010.[6] In 2014 the league was averaging 300 fans at home games Independence Family Fun Center in Schnecksville.[7]

The team plays its home matches at Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Teams[edit]

In 2009, the league expanded to a three-team structure, with the Blast Metal Furnace and Metal Vixens home teams feeding the All-Stars, who represent Lehigh Valley against teams from other leagues.[7]

WFTDA rankings[edit]

Season Final ranking[8] Playoffs Championship
2011 24 E[9] DNQ DNQ
2012 31 E[10] DNQ DNQ
2013 122 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ
2014 133 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ
2015 131 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ
2016 112 WFTDA[14] DNQ DNQ
2017 150 WFTDA[15] DNQ DNQ
2018 135 WFTDA[16] DNQ DNQ

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lehigh Valley Roller Derby – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  2. ^ LV Rollergirls: four-wheels of female fury, The Morning Call, 15 August 2007
  3. ^ "Get schooled on roller derby". PennLive.com. July 11, 2008.
  4. ^ Salerno, Gabrielle (July 19, 2007). "Rough stuff doesn't ruffle L.V. Rollergirls". The Morning Call.
  5. ^ "Apprentice Leagues". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 16 November 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  6. ^ "9 Leagues Join WFTDAfor Full Membership - LatestNews - Women's Flat Track Derby Association". wftda.org. WFTDA. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  7. ^ a b Peterson, Margie (3 April 2014). "Lehigh Valley Rollergirls keep pushing". tribunedigital-mcall. The Morning Call. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  9. ^ "Current Rankings". WFTDA. Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Rankings – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2013". WFTDA. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017". WFTDA. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2018". WFTDA. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2019.

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