#5: Fleur-de-ME: Party Foul

As you go from holiday party to holiday party this season, we thought there was no better person to highlight in our Fleur-de-ME series than Party Foul (#00P5).
“Party Foul” is defined by Urban Dictionary as “Something that goes wrong at a party. Often when someone spills or breaks or drops something at a party (often resulting in a mess or general spectacle), or when someone does something embarrassing or dumb.”  Despite the clumsiness associated with her name, Arch Rival’s Party Foul is a very coordinated human being. Whether it’s her ability to hold googly eyes in her eye sockets, feed carrots to a friend while upside-down, or stop a jammer in her tracks, Party Foul never ceases to amaze.

Q: What is your favorite memory about starting Arch Rival?

Party Foul: Geez, this was like 6 years ago. I remember being really nervous going to my first ARCH practice. I transferred in from a smaller league, and ARCH seemed so intimidating because they were (in my eyes) the BIG TIME. I am pretty shy, so the whole experience was sort of terrifying. A special moment was the first time an All Stars skater gave me a compliment at a scrimmage, and I was star struck. It seems really silly now, but to get positive feedback from people I idolized was amazing and surreal.

Q: Do you remember a moment that you felt you really belonged?

Party Foul: I think the first time I felt like I really belonged was when we did a series of games on the Pacific Northwest. We actually lost 2 out of our 3 games, but the time we spent together off the track was so much fun. We went to the ocean and stood on the rocky, cold beach together. It sounds really cheesy, but it was the first time I felt like part of something big and weird and special.

Q: What makes this league so special?

Party Foul: Our league consists of really great people who treat each other with respect and build each other up. I think it really says something about how much we’ve grown and the level of professionalism we expect from our members. I feel really proud to be a part of this league now more than ever.

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