Assault City Roller Derby

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Assault City Roller Derby
League logo
Metro areaSyracuse, NY
CountryUnited States
TeamsA Squad (A team)
B Squad (B team)
Track type(s)Flat
VenueOnondaga Community College SRC Arena
Org. type501(c)(7)

Assault City Roller Derby (ACRD) is a women's flat track roller derby league based in Syracuse, New York. Founded in 2007, the league consists of two teams, which compete against teams from other leagues, and is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[1]


The league was founded by Lishelle Fazzone, who had recently moved to the area, after watching Rollergirls. It held its first practices in January 2007, and was able to play its first bout in February 2008, against the Ithaca League of Women Rollers.[2] A few women from Utica began training with the league, and this experience enabled them to found Central New York Roller Derby in late 2007.[3]

By late 2010, Assault City had about forty-five skaters, of whom about thirty were ready to bout.[4] In July 2011, it was accepted as an apprentice member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association,[5] and it graduated to full membership of the WFTDA in June 2013.[6] By the start of the 2016 season, Assault City had an almost completely new roster and updated logo.[7]



Season Final ranking[8] Playoffs Championship
2014 137 WFTDA[9] DNQ DNQ
2016 288 WFTDA[11] DNQ DNQ
2017 306 WFTDA[12] DNQ DNQ
2018 283 WFTDA[13] DNQ DNQ
  • NR = not ranked


  1. ^ "Assault City Roller Derby – WFTDA". WFTDA. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Shake, Rattle and Roll Archived February 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine", Syracuse New Times, March 5, 2008
  3. ^ "Roller derby wraps up season Sunday", Rome Sentinel, September 19, 2010
  4. ^ Ami Olson, "Get fit, give back: 'Cuse club sports make it easy Archived September 28, 2013, at the Wayback Machine", The Eagle, September 16, 2010
  5. ^ "WFTDA Adds Crop of 15 Apprentice Leagues Archived 2011-11-07 at the Wayback Machine", WFTDA, 13 July 2011
  6. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes First Full Member Leagues in Asia and South America Archived 2013-10-04 at the Wayback Machine", 6 June 2013
  7. ^ "Assault City Roller Derby closes out season". Retrieved 2016-02-27.
  8. ^ "Current Rankings", WFTDA
  9. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2014". WFTDA. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2015". WFTDA. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2016 – WFTDA". WFTDA. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2017 – WFTDA". WFTDA. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Rankings: December 31, 2018 – WFTDA". WFTDA. Retrieved 7 April 2019.