Biography:

JoanneLyeA dual-sport collegiate athlete, Joey Lye was a four-year letter winner in both softball and ice hockey at Williams College where she was named to the NESCAC’s All-Sportsmanship Team in both sports. In softball, Lye was a four-time All-NESCAC and NFCA New England Region First Team selection at shortstop. She set five all-time school records in batting average (.457), runs scored (150), hits (211), total bases (267) and stolen bases (62). As a senior, Lye led the nation with a .563 batting average, setting a new Williams single-season record. She also set a school record with 22 stolen bases and was named the 2009 NESCAC and ECAC Division III New England Player of the Year. A heart-and-soul type utility player since joining the national team in 2010, Lye led all hitters with a .500 average at the 2012 World Cup of Softball and a .611 batting average at the ISF 2012 Women’s World Championship. She helped Canada win the silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Games.

 PERSONAL

Family: Parents Jim and Kathy Lye… Older sister Heather… Getting into the Sport: Started playing softball at age 7… Outside Interests: Williams College (graduated 2009, psychology)… Stevenson University (graduated 2014, Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration)… Enjoys reading, learning, bonding with teammates, meeting new people… Works as a hockey and softball coach at Stevenson University after two years coaching both sports at Williams College… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “Hard work doesn’t guarantee you anything but without it you don’t have a chance”… Pre-game ritual: tie left cleat first… Nicknames: Jo Jo, Little One, Josephine… Appeared in “Faces in the Crowd” in the May 25, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

PAG: 2011 – SILVER ISF WCh: 2014 – 4th; 2012 – 4th; 2010 – BRONZE
PACh: 2013 – SILVER WCup: 2014 –SILVER; 2013 – 4th; 2012 – BRONZE; 2011 – BRONZE; 2010 – 4th