Stevenson softball head coach Joey Lye is one of 20 players that has been named to the Canadian Women's National Team and will represent their country at the Title IX 40th Anniversary Celebration Game against the United States and the World Cup of Softball VII in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The selections were made on Friday, June 22 following the
conclusion of Team Canada's eight-day Selection Camp which began on
Friday, June 15 in Oklahoma City.
On Saturday, June 23, Team Canada and the USA Women's National Team will be included in ESPN's weekend celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the signing of Title IX when the two teams meet at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. The game will broadcast live on ESPN at 7:00 p.m., Eastern and will be available on ESPN3.com. Live stats are also available.
This special celebration comes just four days prior to the start of the World Cup of Softball VII which begins on Wednesday, June 27.
The World Cup of Softball VII will feature six national teams who will be competing in a single round robin, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico and the United States. The top two teams from the round robin will advance to the Gold medal games while the third and fourth-place teams will square off for bronze. The fifth and sixth-place team will also play each other.
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Team USA and Team Canada will meet for the second time on Saturday, June 30 at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. The game will also be broadcast live on ESPN at 7:00 p.m., Eastern and will be available on ESPN3.com.
The USA Women's National Team last faced Canada on Oct. 23, 2011 at the XVI Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico where the U.S. won 11-1 to capture the gold medal.
The last win for the Canadian Women's National Team came on July 23, 2011 at the World Cup of Softball VI in Oklahoma City, 4-3.
Lye led all hitters at the 2011 World Cup of Softball by posting a .625 batting average, going 10-for-16 with six runs and two RBIs while starting all six games at shortstop. She also had three walks and was 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts. She went 1-for-3 in Canada's victory
over the U.S.
In two seasons with Team Canada, Lye has won three international medals, earning a silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Games and two bronze medals at the 2011 World Cup of Softball and the 2010 ISF World Championships in Caracas, Venezuela.
The Canadian Women's National Team will also compete at the Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship (June 30-July 9 in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada) and the ISF XIII Women's World Championship (July 13-22 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada).