high school spotlight
CLASS OF 2020 - Santa Fe HS
Signed with UH Cougars
There aren’t many high school kids wired like Rome Shubert.
Scratch that, there aren’t many HUMANS wired like Rome Shubert.
You may know Rome Shubert as the young baseball player who was shot while attending Santa Fe HS on May 18th, 2018, but around here he is simply known as Rome.
A dedicated student-athlete, Rome is a standout in the classroom. He currently carries a 3.7 GPA at Santa Fe High School and will study Engineering at The University of Houston following his senior campaign for the #1 (State Ranked) Santa Fe Indians.
On the field, especially on the mound, he’s a force to be reckoned with. An athletic RHP with an easy upper-80’s fastball and an off-speed arsenal to match. Rome takes pride in being the aggressor on the mound as he attacks hitter’s inning after inning.
When asked about his favorite moment of his Houston Athletics career, he quickly points to his outing versus a loaded Florida Elite Squad at the 2018 Perfect Game WWBA 16U National Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. His brilliant performance helped locked down a spot in the playoffs; the only Texas team to advance to the playoffs in that event. Rome was the calm to the storm during a very heated battle with the team out of Miami.
As a baseball player, Rome is a phenom, but that doesn’t compare to who he is as a person. The 2018 Jim Brock Courage Award winner has been an absolute pleasure to be around and we are honored to forever call #33 a member of the Houston Athletics.
Rome Shubert to current Houston A’s players:
“Never give up on what you want, if you really want it, all it takes is putting in the work to get it. You’ll fail time and time again, but the best players always get back up”
Rome Shubert on the Houston Athletics:
“The A’s provided me a great chance to get seen by college coaches and connected me with the right guys to earn my scholarship. They also allowed me to compete in highly competitive tournaments and show off my skills.”
Ricky Watkins (Director of Baseball Operations)
“Rome Shubert is a special person, a special player… comes from a special family. The kid has been through more by the age 18 than most will go through in a lifetime. Not only is he the heart and soul of the Santa Fe Indians, he has been the heart and soul of a community. He is just different and I am glad he will always be an important part of the Houston Athletics.”