Joey Lye
Joey Lye
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 443-352-4455
Alma Mater: Williams '09
Experience: 5th year at STE, 5th overall

A decorated athlete, Lye returns for her fifth season as the head softball coach at Stevenson in 2016. She also assists with the women's ice hockey team in addition to helping implement a leadership development program for student-athletes.

Last season, the Mustangs advanced to their second postseason appearance in four seasons under Lye. Stevenson advanced to the Commonwealth Conference semifinals, finishing 11-5 in the league. The team boasted a program-best seven all-conference selections, including two on the first team.

In 2014, three Mustangs were named all-conference including one on the first team. Junior Abbey DeFeo was the team’s first All-Conference First Team selection since 2011 and fifth since the team joined a conference in 2005.

In 2013, Lye guided the Mustangs to their first-ever appearance in a conference championship game. The team also appeared in the ECAC Division III South Championship, their second in three years. The Mustangs advanced to the semifinals en route to a school record 24 wins.

In 2012, Stevenson went 19-22 while advancing to the semifinals of the CAC Softball Championship. Senior Lisa Bilski was named a Capital One Academic All-America All-District 2 Team.

In her first season, Lye led the Mustangs to a postseason appearance in the ECAC Division III South Championship en route to a 22-18-1 record. She gained her first collegiate victory as a head coach on Feb. 25, 2012 in a 2-1 extra-innings win.

A member of the Canadian national team, Lye came to Owings Mills from Williams College where she spent two seasons as an assistant softball coach in 2010 and 2011. She also served as an assistant women's ice hockey coach in 2009-10 and as interim head coach for the 2010-11 season.

During Lye's tenure as an assistant softball coach at Williams, the Ephs made two NESCAC Softball Championship appearances while winning 20 games and the Little 3 title in 2011.

As the interim women's ice hockey coach, Lye led Williams to the quarterfinals of the 2011 NESCAC Women's Ice Hockey Championship, oversaw all facets of the program, and recruited an impactful 2015 class. She also served as tournament director for the 2011 NESCAC Men's Ice Hockey Championship.

A 2009 graduate of Williams College, with a bachelor of science degree in psychology, Lye was a four-year letter winner in both softball and women's ice hockey where she was named to the NESCAC’s All-Sportsmanship Team in both sports and was recognized as the top female athlete in her graduating class. She was also a member of the Williams Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Leadership Board.

In softball, Lye was a four-time All-NESCAC and NFCA New England Region First Team selection at shortstop. She set nine all-time school records including career batting average (.457), runs scored (150), hits (211), total bases (267) and stolen bases (62). She also ranks third in games played with 148.

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. She appeared in the May 25, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" and was an NFCA New England Region First Team and New England Softball Coaches Association First Team selection as well.

Lye was chosen as an NFCA Second Team All-American as a junior in 2008.

On the ice, Lye played 100 games on defense for Williams, totaling 41 points with 18 goals and 23 assists. She was named co-captain as a senior while earning All-NESCAC Second Team honors.

Lye has been a utility player for the Canadian National Team since 2010 and a captain since 2013. 
In 2015, Lye delivered a bases loaded single in the Pan American Games to score two runs in extra-innings. The Canadians went on to claim gold, upsetting the heavily favored Americans, 4-2.

In 2013, Lye led all hitters with a .500 average at the World Cup of Softball VII and a .611 batting average at the ISF XIII Women's World Championship. She went 12-for-24 with eight runs and two RBIs at the World Cup as Canada finished third, losing to eventual champions, the United States.

Lye has won a total of 12 Canadian National Championship medals, including four gold. She was named to the tournament's All-Star Team at the 2009 Junior Women's Canadian Championship as well as the 2011 and 2012 Senior Women's Canadian Championships, taking home the Most Valuable Player award of the qualifying round in 2011 as a member of the Pickering Heat.

A 2005 graduate, with honors, of the Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario, Lye was named the top female athlete enrolled in the Birchmount Exceptional Athlete Program in 2003, 2004, and 2005.  She served as an intern for the YES Network in New York in 2008 and has served as a member of the International Softball Federation’s Athlete Congress which has allowed her to meet players, coaches, and administrators from all over the world and recently opened the door to establish and run a softball clinic in Gaborone, Botswana.