April 1, 2013
BOCA RATON, FL - Last week the FAU softball team suffered a huge loss with the passing of its no. 1 fan. Joe Joyce, father of head coach Joan Joyce, passed away at the age of 98. Joe was a constant presence at all FAU softball games, both home and away.
Despite his advanced age, Joe traveled with the team up until the end of the 2012 season and was a favorite among FAU players, parents and fans alike.
He was honored with a moment of silence prior to the team's victory over North Texas last week. Coach Joyce, along with assistant coach Chan Walker, will attend his funeral in Connecticut before rejoining the team for its six game trip through the state of Alabama.