Hometown: San Jose California but recently moved to Prineville Oregon
Home Field Name: I don't have one out here yet
Current Team: Destiny
Favorite Field Position: Dorito side, but i play where ever my team needs and is best for the team.
How long have you been playing paintball?
Playing since i was 7, playing tournaments since i was 10
Mikaela Wilkins No. 05
What is your strongest quality as a player?
My voice i talk the entire time while playing, and i would say my field awareness and ability to adapt mid game.
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
Bea Youngs paxson, i met her when i first started to play paintball and she told me to never give up, she is amazing person who does so much for not just girls in paintball but the whole paintball community and it gives people someone to look up to in paintball. She also has one of the biggest hearts ever but will wreck you on the field 😎
How has your journey with TEAM USA been so far?
It has definitely been a dream come true, i never thought i would be able to represent the USA and play along side some pretty amazing girls. It's been a ton of fun so far and i can't wait for what the future holds for us.
Have you traveled or played paintball outside of the country before?
I have actually, with Team Destiny we got to go and play in Bogota Colombia as an all female team so that was pretty awesome.
Seconds before the buzzer sounds, what do you think of?
Nothing i try to just clear my mind from what ever is going on in "real" life, and just play paintball and let it all out on the field. Most of the time i have butterflies in my stomach before the first game, once the first buzzer of the first game goes off then I'm good.
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
To be able to read people's minds.
What is your biggest goal in your paintball career?
I would love to go pro here in America, it has been my goal and dream since i started playing to give other girls someone to look up to and to show that they can do it too and if they work hard enough they can keep up with the boys.
2019 Combine Notes:
Entering the Combine as the highest ranked female athlete D2 player, Mikaela Wilkins showed the PROfessors right away what her experience could bring to the team. She never waivers and her calm and communication across the field earned her a spot on this years women’s squad.