PLAYER PROFILE: 

Hometown:  From Long Island, NY

currently in South Florida

Home Field Name: Hotshots Paintball in Loxahatchee, Fl

 

Current Team: Destiny

Favorite Field Position: Front Dorito

How long have you been playing paintball? 

7 years

Nicole Episcopo-Nelson No. 22

What is your strongest quality as a player?

When my coach expects me to do something, I execute it to the best of abilities no questions asked. I take my role on the field very seriously. I am also realistic in knowing what I am capable of, performance wise

Who is your biggest inspiration and why? 

My husband Nick is my biggest inspiration. No matter what, he puts his best foot forward and when life is chaotic he finds a way to make time for paintball. He is, in my opinion, one of the best upper divisional paintball players and is always being sought out after from teams all over the country. I always aspire to play exactly like him. Aggressive with an aggressive attitude. I love him very much​

How has your journey with TEAM USA been so far?  

I had no idea how this journey was going to be and so far I’m pleasantly surprised (in a good way). Everyone involved is working so hard to make sure we are fully prepared for all the practices leading up to the Nations Cup. 
 

All the sponsors are fully involved and the amount of support is just amazing. 

 

Have you traveled or played paintball outside of the country before?

Yes. I played in Panama with the first all female paintball team, representing the USA made by Bea Paxson. And we took first place

 

Seconds before the buzzer sounds, what do you think of?

Make it alive!!!!!!!! Lol

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

Invisibility

What is your biggest goal in your paintball career?

To play at the highest level (like D2 or semi pro) for the NXL and actually PLAY. Not get benched.

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