Name: Donté Mickens
Height: 6-1
Weight: 235
Classification: B3
Date of Birth: October 19, 1980
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Fla.
Current Residence: Delray Beach, Fla.
High School: FSDB (St. Augustine, Fla)
College: Florida State University - M.S. in Management, Risk Management and Insurance (‘12), B.S. in Risk Management/Insurance (‘06), B.S. in Finance (’03)

Paralympic Experience
  • 2008 Paralympic Games – 4th 
  • 2004 Paralympic Games - bronze

Career Highlights
  • 2011ParaPan-American Games – 2nd 
  • 2008 USABA National Goalball Championships – 1st 
  • 2007 Trakai Lithuania Tournament – 1st 
  • 2006 World Championships – 3rd 
  • 2005 ParaPan-American Games – 2nd 
  • 2003 IBSA World Goalball Championships – 2nd 
  • 2003 Lietuvus Telekonas Goalball Tournament – 2nd 
  • 1997 USABA National Youth Goalball Championships – 1st 
  • 1996 USABA National Youth Goalball Championships – 1st 
  • 1995 USABA National Youth Goalball Championships – 1st 

Donte' was first introduced to goalball at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. He played on the school-sponsored team throughout middle and high school, leading his team to three consecutive National Youth Championship titles. A graduate of Florida State University, Mickens joined the Men's U.S. National Goalball Team in 2003. Mickens is a two-time Paralympian, having competed in 2004 in Athens as well as 2008 in Beijing.

In his spare time, Donte' enjoys playing basketball, weightlifting and volunteering. He serves on several nonprofit boards including the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH), Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches and Gulfstream Goodwill Industries. He currently works as an insurance and financial consultant in Boca Raton, FL.