Lakers News · Isabela Tatem Signs NLI to Attend Roosevelt University

Isabela Tatem, a senior at West Bloomfield, signed to play NAIA softball with Roosevelt University located in Downtown Chicago. She will be pursuing a degree in BioChemistry.

Isabela began playing softball when she was first introduced to baseball at a very young age. She played on a team which was comprised of several of her cousins at the age of 5. She also comes from a baseball family that not only enjoys watching the sport but prefers playing it. At a young age she loved to go to Tiger games with her family. Once she started playing softball she knew that this was something she loved to do.

She made the varsity team as a freshman and in her first game she hit a home run to dead center! Initially, Isabela was a pitcher and 1st basemen, but going into sophomore year the coach convinced her to play left field when she wasn’t pitching. This paid off well because it helped her to pick up new skills in the game she loves to play. Sophomore year she had a fracture in her pitching arm and she knew it would take time to recover. She worked harder than ever and she came back a stronger player. Isabela made many new friendships from playing softball at West Bloomfield and cherishes every memory.

“ I would like to thank God, my mom, my dad and my sister for their support throughout my 4 years at West Bloomfield High School. My family’s cheers were the loudest in the stands and I will miss them being at every game when I go off to college. I would also like to thank my coaches:Ron Goss, Tai Sharpley, Craig Woodham and many other coaches who have helped me get to where I currently am today. Without their coaching and guidance I wouldn’t have improved my skills or continued my love of softball. This has been a great experience and I am ready for the next chapter in my life.”