Lawton Ike’s Mikaela Hall: Lawton Area Athletes of the Month Presented by Cameron ROTC

By Derrick Smith 

Seeing your hard work pay off is great, but what is even better is being recognized for all of your hard work, determination, and perseverance. That is the case for Mikaela Hall. 

During her sophomore year, she received multiple awards because of her play on the court. “I was named 5A All-State Honorable Mention and Big 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention.” 

Hall is a junior at Eisenhower High School. Along with basketball, she is also a member of the school’s softball team. On the hardwood, she plays center and forward, while on the softball field, she plays shortstop. She began playing both sports in the third grade. 

 

There are many people in her life but Mikaela says that there are two people close to her that have made the biggest impact on her life. “My two older sisters, Titania Williams and Vannessa Simmons, are my role models,” she stated. “I look up to them because they both played basketball and both went to division-one colleges and have achieved a lot and have been very successful.” 

While she loves the game of basketball, Hall says that she also uses it as a getaway from the everyday stuff. “I enjoy playing basketball because it’s an escape from all the pressures of teenage life,” she said. “I can release all my stress while doing something I love. What drives me to play is just my love for the game and my desire to be successful.” 

Being successful is something that Mikaela strives for, but she says that it takes work to get there. “It has taken a lot of hard work, dedication, and remaining humble to get where I am today.” 

Eisenhower’s English teacher, Ms. Churchwell, is who Hall looks to as her favorite teacher. “She has taught me to always be kind to others and to give back to the community.” 

Outside of her sports at school, Mikaela is also a member of two AAU basketball teams that she plays with during the summer.