Stevenson Softball Coach Joey Lye Featured in PressBox Article

February 16, 2016 7 AM

Stevenson Head Softball Coach Joey Lye is profiled in the February edition of Baltimore-area sports publication PressBox.

Lye, who also serves as an assistant coach for the University’s Women’s Ice Hockey team, has led the softball squad since the 2012 season.

The article details Lye’s success as a player and a coach as well as the backstory of how she arrived at Stevenson. It also covers her co-founding of Starting 9 Softball.

For years, Joey Lye has had a full plate. About five years ago, she accepted the softball head coaching and women’s ice hockey assistant coaching jobs at Stevenson. She has also been a part of the Canadian national softball team since 2010.

And the 28-year-old recently helped start Starting 9 Softball, a program designed to teach the ins and outs of softball to girls and teenagers ages 8-18.

“For [Lye], from what I have observed and noticed is just her never-ending sense of energy and positivity,” said Tracy Johnson, 28, who took over the Stevenson women’s ice hockey program in 2013 and has worked with Lye ever since. “You’re not feeling it some days, but she very much is able to push through that and make the conscious choice to be positive and be present and have energy.”

Read the full article on the PressBox website.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.