Player Profile – Tamieka Whitefield

Position: Outfield
Uniform Number: 21
Debut: 2018 Asia Pacific Cup
Cap Number: 285
Club Team: Scorpions
Association Team: Redlands
State Team: Queensland Heat
Date of Birth: 12 March 1999
Height: 173cm

Tamieka started playing softball at the age of nine and made her debut for Queensland at the 2014 U17 Girls’ National Championship.

With her speed on base and ability to play in multiple positions on the field seen as valuable assets, Tamieka was selected for the Australian team at the 2017 Junior Women’s World Championship.

The following year, despite still being a teenager, Tamieka was thrust into the national limelight. At the start of the year, she played a key part in helping Queensland claim the Elinor McKenzie Shield (U19 Women’s National title), winning the Player of the Grand Final award. This led to her selection in the senior Australian team, making her debut at the 2018 Asia Pacific Cup.

Later that year, Tamieka travelled to the US to play for the Australian team in the National Pro Fastpitch league and then following this, made her senior World Championship debut in Chiba, Japan, where Australia finished fourth.

Media
Article – September 2018: Softball and study a good mix for Whitefield
Article – March 2018: Teenage Tamieka ready to take on huge challenge
 
World Championships:
2018: XVI Women’s World Championship, Chiba, Japan
2017: XI Jnr Women’s Softball World Championship, Clearwater, USA
National Awards:
2018: Player of the Grand Final, U18 Girls’ National Softball Championship