Getting to know… Micaela Oliverio


Purvit Patel

Junior Women’s Soccer player, Micaela Oliverio

Name: Micaela Oliverio #8

Year: Junior

Major(s): Musical Theatre and Communication Studies

Hometown/High School: Carlisle/ Trinity High School

Position: Left Wing/Forward

Q: What was the driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

A: I loved the soccer team when I came to visit. I also loved that I was able to double major and play my favorite sport at the same time.

Q: What are your hopes for the upcoming season?

A: I really hope we make it to the MAC final again this year (but win this time). I think we definitely have the talent on our team to do really well, so I am excited to see how this season plays out.

Q: What are your hopes for your next season as a Colonel?

A: I hope to do well on and off the field. I love playing soccer but school comes first. The older I get, the more anxious I get for graduation- I won’t be able to play soccer anymore and I’ll have to be a real adult.

Q: When/Why did you first begin playing soccer?”

A: I probably started playing when I was 4 and honestly I don’t remember why I chose soccer. My parents most likely signed me up for soccer because I would run around and get all my energy out at practice. It was a win-win situation: I had fun playing soccer and my parents would be happy that I was exhausted when I got home.

Q: Do you have other sports/interest/hobbies off of the field?

A: I love singing and playing the piano. I also love food- I wish there was a sport where I could just eat all the time. I love to make people laugh and I also love to wrestle my friends because they are weak. Haha just kidding…kinda. I recently brought back my razor scooter from my childhood and that’s been pretty fun too. I really love everything-it doesn’t take much to entertain me. My favorite animal is a sloth.

Q: Who would you say, is the most influential person in your life? Why?

A: I can’t really think of one person that has influenced me because so many people have had an influence on my life. I think my family as a whole has shaped me into the person I am today. They even laugh when my jokes aren’t funny- that’s true love. My dog also influences me because he has shown me that eating, sleeping, playing and love are the most important aspects of life.

Q: What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

A: To me, “Be Colonel” means being a respectful, young adult who has their priorities in check and works hard for what they want.

Q: If you could have dinner with a famous person, who would it be?

A: Amy Poehler- she’s honestly the funniest person I’ve never met.

Q: Does the women’s soccer have anything they would like to inform the student body?

A: It would be awesome if there were more people at our games to support us!