Stevenson Softball Coach Joey Lye Hosts Two-Day Clinic in Botswana

January 26, 2015 7 AM

Over winter break, Stevenson Head Softball Coach Joey Lye took her love of softball worldwide, leading a two-day softball clinic for approximately 30 athletes (both girls and boys) in Gaborone, Botswana.

A veteran member of the Canadian National Softball Team, Lye coordinated with Softball Canada as well as Softball Botswana to organize the clinic in the Southern African nation of just over 2.1 million people.

“I want to help grow the game,” Lye said. “Giving back to the game you love will always provide positive returns, but nothing feels better than being the reason for a smile on the face of a young athlete or inspiring others to reach for their dreams.”

Much of the clinic was spent teaching some of the most fundamental elements of the game such as throwing, hitting, bunting, and catching ground balls and fly balls. Toward the end, all of the athletes were able to showcase what they learned in a scrimmage.

Read about the entire experience in Lye’s words, here. For more information on Stevenson Softball and all of Stevenson Athletics, visit

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate 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.

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