A 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, she has competed in every WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship for Canada since then, earning bronze in 2010, 2016 and 2018. She was also a member of the Canadian teams that took home silver at the 2011 Pan American Games and gold in 2015.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT JOEY
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, travelling, spending time with family and friends, going to the beach or lake… Works as the head softball coach at Bucknell University. … Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “You 100% get what you put into things. Don’t half ass and expect results.”… Nicknames: Jo Jo, Little One, Josephine… Appeared in “Faces in the Crowd” in the May 25, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated…
Notable International Results
Pan American Games: 2015 – GOLD; 2011 – SILVER
WBSC World Championship: 2018 – BRONZE; 2016 – BRONZE; 2014 – 4th; 2012 – 4th; 2010 – BRONZE
WBSC Americas Qualifier: 2017 – BRONZE; 2013 – SILVER