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Rhonda Revelle Talks Nebraska Softball Past, Present and Future

On this edition of In The Circle, We talk with Nebraska Head Coach Rhonda Revelle. Revelle who is entering her 27th season talked about what got her to Nebraska, what has changed in the sport during her time and a look ahead at the upcoming season. Revelle talks about her young roster as well as her thoughts on the Big Ten and more. Also on this episode. Eric and Victor react to the Big 12 preseason poll, plus Victor unveils his "A" list of top college softball broadcasters in the country.


Renee Luers-Gillispie, American Conference and Mailbag Questions

On this edition of In The Circle, The show comes to you on location from the site of the Iowa Hawkeyes practice in Viera, Florida. Eric Lopez talks with first-year Iowa Head Coach Renee Luers-Gillispie about the Hawkeyes program, the 2019 season, the passion of Iowa fans, and looking up to legendary Iowa Head Coach Gayle Blevins. Eric also talks with Iowa's ace Allison Doocy about the new coaching staff, the upcoming 2019 season and what got her interested in playing softball. Also on...


2019 Team USA Roster, Moultrie, Stewart and Others Talk USA Softball

On this episode of In the Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson break down USA Softball's 2019 roster selections. Eric talks with Michelle Moultrie, who has been a part of Team USA since 2012, about how things have evolved, winning gold at the 2018 World Championships, Softball in the Olympics and more. Victor talks with Kelsey Stewart, Valerie Arioto and Bubba Nickles. Things wrap up when the two react to Megan Kleist redshirting in 2019 at Louisiana to finish her degree at Oregon.


USA and Canadian National Team Tryouts, Mark Smith Team Canada

On this edition of In The Circle, The guys recap the USA and Canada Softball tryouts. Victor Anderson checks in from Clearwater and breaks it all down. Eric Lopez talks with Team Canada Head Coach Mark Smith about the return of Danielle Lawrie and Sara Groenewegen who returns from a health scare last summer. Smith also discusses Jenn Salling's move from shortstop to third base, Team Canada's involvement with the NPF and the difference between coaching the Men's and Women's National...


The Year in Review: Part II

On the final episode of 2018, Eric and Victor continue to recap the year in softball with the top off-the-field stories and break down the new transfer rule and the impact it has had on the sport with so much movement. The guys also discuss the coaching hires in 2018 including Mike White leaving Oregon for Texas and Melyssa Lombardi getting hired at Oregon, and the departures that have followed out of Eugene. Also on the show, they discuss the returns of Cat Osterman and Danielle Lawrie...


Lonni Alameda and the Softball Year in Review Part I: Champions Edition

On this edition of In The Circle, the guys look back at the year that was in softball. In part I they focus on the champions across college softball, professionally and internationally. Eric Lopez is joined by Florida State's Head Coach Lonni Alameda about their amazing run and a sneak peek into 2019. The guys also recap Southern Indiana's at the DII level and Virginia Wesleyan capturing the DIII crown. The show wraps up with Eric and Victor Anderson recapping the 2018 NPF season and USA...


Beverly Smith Previews 2019 Gamecocks, Growth and Transfer News

On this edition of In The Circle, The guys are joined by South Carolina Head Coach Beverly Smith who looks back last season and ahead to 2019. She also talks about the advancement of the game and how numbers and technology factor into deciding on pitching or hitting approaches. Also on the episode, Eric and Victor discuss the latest transfers and how other sports are starting to similar movement.


Rachel Lawson, Rule Changes, Kentucky Softball and NPF Trade News

On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Kentucky's Head Coach Rachel Lawson about the new transfer rule, obstruction rule, and Instant Replay coming to SEC Tournament. Lawson also discusses the Wildcats successful 2018 and what we should look for from the Wildcats in 2019. The two also discuss her former teammate Holly Aprile taking at Louisville. Also on the episode, Eric and Victor discuss the blockbuster and controversial trade in the NPF between the Chicago Bandits and...


Holly Aprile on Louisville, Influences, ACC and and a Megan Kleist Update

On this edition of In The Circle, The guys are joined by new Louisville Head Coach Holly Aprile. Aprile talks about the transition from Pittsburgh to Louisville. We talk about how she is different as a coach compared to how she was as a player, who has influenced her and what her keys to competing in the ACC are. Also on this episode, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson break down All-American pitcher Megan Kleist decision to transfer from Oregon to Louisiana.


Courtney Deifel Chats Razorbacks, Transfer Rule and Career

On the 259th edition of In The Circle, Arkansas Head Coach Courtney Deifel talks to Eric Lopez about the Razorback turnaround and the upcoming season. The two also discuss new transfer rule and if it had caught people in the sport off guard. Deifel also explained what got her into coaching, her career at California (2000-2003) where she won a national title in 2002. Also on this episode, Eric and Victor break down who they think are the front-runners for College Softball player of the year...


2018 Convention Takeaways, Lindaman to Florida, Oregon loses Another

On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson recap the 2018 NFCA Convention in Chicago and look at more transfer happenings. The two first break down the news of Minnesota two-time All-American Kendyl Lindaman announcing that she was transferring from Minnesota to Florida. Also discussed is another transfer out or Oregon.'s Michael Kyllo-Kittleson joins the show from Chicago to break down the impact of Lindaman the decision and what it means for the...


Lisa Fernandez on the 2019 Bruins, Coaching and the Olympics

On this edition of In The Circle, we are joined by UCLA assistant coach and four-time All-American Lisa Fernandez. Fernadez offers her outlook for the 2019 Bruins who are led by 2018 College Softball player of the year Rachel Garcia. She also talks about what kind of impact Bubba Nickles and Aliyah Jordan have had on the program. Fernandez compared her coaching career to her playing career and what Softball being back in the Olympics means. She was part of the U.S. National team winning gold...


Jessica Allister Talks Stanford Softball, We Talk NCAA Softball Committee

On this edition for In The Circle, We are joined by Stanford Head Coach Jessica Allister. Allister previews the Cardinal 2019 season and what it means to have strong support from her former teammates in Jessica Mendoza and Ramona Shelburne. Allister played with both them who currently work at ESPN with Shelburne as an NBA insider while Mendoza is a Baseball and Softball analyst. Also on this episode, Eric Lopez talks with FPN's Michael Kylo-Kittleson who worked for Allister at Minnesota on...


Larissa Anderson on her Transition to Missouri and Current College Landscape

On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with new Missouri Head Coach Larissa Anderson about her transition from Hofstra to Missouri, how she ended up at Missouri, her keys to success and the current landscape of the college game with all the transfers due to the new rule. Also on this episode, Eric and Victor discussed some of the recent transfers and address some fan questions.


Transfer Mania and the Changing Landscape of College Softball

On this edition, Eric chats with Fastpitch News' own Michael Kyllo-Kittleson about the sudden addition of All-American Kendyl Lindaman to the transfer database along with all of the recent transfer activity going on. She breaks down the pros and cons of the new transfer rule as well as what could be done about it going forward. Afterward, Victor shares his thoughts on Arkansas adding another impact transfer with Ryan Jackson joining the Razorbacks and what he would do about the current rule...


Shannon Doepking: Syracuse Softball, Catching Monica Abbott and More

On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with new Syracuse Head Coach Shannon Doepking. Doepking talks about how the transition is going after being hired in September from Dartmouth. Doepking discusses her philosophy and what has influenced her. She also describes her experience at Dartmouth where she led them to two Ivy League championships. Later they talked about her playing career and what it was like to catch Abbott at Tennessee, her NPF career and her time playing in...


Pete D'Amour talks VT Softball, Mental Approach and ACC Softball

On this episode of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with new Virginia Tech Head Coach Pete D'Amour who talks about what attracted him to Virginia Tech. The two also discussed his time at Kennesaw State and Missouri. Coach shares some thoughts on the mental aspect of the game and the ACC. Also on the episode, Eric and Victor discussed Angela Tincher who is being inducted into Virginia Tech Hall of Fame this weekend and if Tincher is the greatest athlete in Hokie history. They consider which...


Taryne Mowatt Talks Arizona Softball, Nationals Titles and Mike Candrea

On this episode, Eric Lopez talks with Taryne Mowatt about her return to Arizona. She had led the Wildcats to the national title in 2006 and 2007. Mowatt is entering her second season as an assistant coach. The two discuss what it has been like to work with head coach Mike Candrea and former teammate Caitlin Lowe. Mowatt also broke down what it is like working with six pitchers on the staff compared to two or three like it was when she played. Also, Eric and Victor talk about the breaking...


Jennie Ritter Talks HOH Induction, 2005 National Title and Broadcasting

On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with former Michigan All-American and current Broadcaster Jennie Ritter. Ritter talks about her upcoming induction into the University of Michigan Hall of Honor becoming the seventh Wolverine softball player to get inducted. The two discuss how she landed in Michigan, playing for Carol Hutchins and how recruiting is different today. She also shares her thoughts on winning the national title in 2005. Also on this episode, Eric and Victor...


Jenny Dalton-Hill Talks Career, Recruiting, Transfers and Broadcasting

On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with three-time National Champion and current ESPN Commentator Jenny Dalton-Hill. They discuss her playing career at Arizona and how the game is different than when she played in the 1990's. The two then chat about recruiting and transferring in today's game compared to when she played. Dalton-Hill compares playing Baseball to playing softball as well as how being an athlete has helped her be a parent to her kids when it comes to...