GENERAL: Extremely athletic and quick...Tough competitor...Good initiator...Plays hard and scraps all over the field...Great in between the lines.
2007: Appeared in 16 games...Posted five points, including one goal...Scooped 11 ground balls...Tallied first goal in MAAC semi-final loss at Providence.
2006: Appeared in 12 games...Posted one goal...Retrieved five ground balls...Scored lone goal of season in loss at Marist.
2005: Played in all 15 games...Posted five points...Controlled 10 ground balls...Scored first career goal in rout over Robert Morris.
BEFORE SIENA: Attended Irondequoit High School...Two-sport athlete, lettered in lacrosse and alpine skiing...First-Team All-County as junior...Second-Team All-County as a senior for lacrosse...Selected ski MVP as junior and senior.
PERSONAL: Born June 13, 1986...Son of Daniel and Mary Mikel...Has a younger sister, Caitlin, is on the Siena women's lacrosse team, and a younger brother, John...Majors in history...Selected Siena because of its variety of business majors and lacrosse program.
BRECHT ON MIKEL: "James has made the switch from the offensive to the defensive side of the ball for us this season. The same quickness and athletic ability that allowed him to help us out offensively is now allowing us to get stops at the defensive end and push the ball up the field quickly in transition."