Hometown: Pomona, CA
Home Field Name: SC Village
Current Team: AirUp Angels
Favorite Field Position: Center 50, but I am a Utility player and will go where ever I am needed.
How long have you been playing paintball?
18 years, with a break for graduate school and a graduate fellowship in there.
What is your strongest quality as a player?
My versatility and experience.
Andrea Martinez No. 20
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
My greatest inspiration is my Father. My Dad was a real war hero, and a person of exceptional character. However, he was also very humble and exuded a very particular type of calm, quiet confidence. My father was always supportive and challenging me to be better than I was the day before. It was from my Father that I learned about the importance of sacrifice, service to country, drive and perseverance.
My Dad was an extraordinary man, and everything I am today is because of the example he set, and the lessons he passed on. I have only ever wanted to be like him, and hope that I can one day live up to the exceedingly high standard he set. Everything that drives me to succeed is because of my Father and the life he lived.
How has your journey with TEAM USA been so far?
My journey with Team USA so far has been an adventure! I am very greatful for all of the knowledge I have obtained from the BKI professors and now our Team USA coaches. This has been a fantastic experience and I am excited to grow with with my new teammates.
Have you traveled or played paintball outside of the country before?
Yes, I have previously traveled and played outside of the United States. During my travels I have been fortunate enough to play in parts of Europe, and Latin America.
Seconds before the buzzer sounds, what do you think of?
I try to visualize in my mind what Is going to happen. In other words, I imagine what my designated role is in the game plan and what I am supposed to execute when the buzzer sounds.
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
What is your biggest goal in your paintball career?
To prove to all the non believers that an all female team can not only compete, but consistently succeed in a male dominated sport.