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Erin Kinberger Talks Saint Leo Softball and DII

On our latest appearance In The Circle, we are joined by Saint Leo Head Coach Erin Kinberger who will kick off her 5th season at her alma mater in three weeks. She breaks down her 2020 Lions coming off another trip to the NCAA Tournament. Coach shares her optimism about this year's team, the increasing depth of the Sunshine State Conference, developing her pitching staff, and the overall success of the Lions' athletic program. We also bring back our #ThrowbackThursday with our first chat...


Dina Kwit on Covering Pro Fastpitch, AAC Preseason Poll Reactions

On this episode of In The Circle, We are joined by Dina Kwit. Kwit, who was a photographer for the Chicago Bandits from 2009-2018, discusses her new book " Through My Lens A Decade of National Pro Fastpitch Photos."


USA Softball and NPF Decade in Review and All-Decade Teams

On our final appearance this decade In The Circle, we look at the make ebbs and flows of international softball along with the NPF during the past ten years. We hear from USA Softball Head Coach Ken Eriksen among others as we look back at the last ten years.


College Softball, A Decade in Review and All-Decade Team

On the latest appearance In The Circle, we take a look back at the last decade in College Softball with our Decade in Review episode. During this extensive episode, we take a look at the most impactful stories, games, players, and moments from the past 10 years.


2019 Women's Softball a Year in Review, NCAA, USA and More

On this special occasion, In The Circle takes a look back at an eventful 2019 in the sport of softball. Victor Anderson and Eric Lopez breakdown UCLA's National Championship, the emergence of Samantha Show, USA Softballs' path to Tokyo with the other countries clinching bids, plus other storylines that took place during the year. We share at the end of the episode a very special announcement and how YOU can be involved.


A Look Back at the Coaching Carousel of 2019 and its Impact on Programs

In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez recaps the college coaching moves of 2019 with Justin McLeod of Justin's World. What was the top Head Coaching moves of the off-season? Which hires are the most under the radar? Also, who were some of the top assistant coaching moves that headlined the 2019 off-season? Some of which included Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Tulsa.


Craig Snider Talks Texas A&M Softball 2020

In this edition of In The Circle, we are joined by Texas A&M assistant coach Craig Snider who shares how he ended up in College Station and the outlook for the Aggies heading into the 2020 season. He also talks about how he got into coaching and his time at Florida State. Victor than shares a special Throwback Thursday where the news broke on the FSU Softball Podcast from Coach Snider himself. We also take a look at some added dates on the USA Softball Stand By Her Tour.


Changes at Ole Miss, Where do They Go From Here?

In this edition of In The Circle, we chat about the resignation of Mike Smith from Ole Miss. We are joined by 24/7 Sports David Johnson, who was front and center of the story. He shares what led to his eventual firing, the start of the process, and what happens next. David also chats about the Rebels naming Ruben Felix interim coach for the 2020 season. The guys share their thoughts on where the program goes from here and, more importantly, what to expect from Ole Miss in 2020.


Howard Dobson on Team USA, Working Ken Eriksen, and Beth Torina

On this pre-Thanksgiving edition of In The Circle, Victor starts by sharing the developing story that broke Tuesday about the NCAA upholding Missouri's appeal, making the Tigers ineligible for the postseason. The guys are then joined by USA Softball and LSU assistant coach Howard Dobson who shared his thoughts on a variety of topics: Victor comes back on board with our Wayback Wednesday to our interview back in January with LSU HC Beth Torina talking about her staff, including Coach...


Ken Eriksen Breaks Down Team USA, The Process and More

In this latest edition of In The Circle, we are joined by USF and USA Softball Head Coach Ken Eriksen. Below is a breakdown on some of the topics discussed: Victor joins the episode to talk about Rachel Folden being hired by the Chicago Cubs' minor league system and share news about the podcast schedule.


Justin McCleod Talks Ole Miss, We Talk Rutgers and More

In this edition of In The Circle, We talk with Justin McCleod of Justin's World about the story he broke on Monday of Ole Miss Head Coach Mike Smith getting placed on paid administrative leave. Also, Eric Lopez talks with Matthew Stanmyre of NJ Advance Media about the allegations against Kristen Butler and the Rutgers softball program. Eric and Victor Anderson look back at all of the off-season coaching suspensions.


Yvette Girouard Talks Louisiana and LSU in 2020, USA Names Coaches

In this edition of In The Circle, we talk to Yvette Girouard to get her thoughts on LSU and Louisiana renewing their rivalry in 2020. It will mark the first time both programs will play in the regular season since 2001. Girouard talks about what the match-up means for both programs and the state of Louisiana. Also, in this episode, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson discuss the Florida Fall Classic as well as the Wilson Tournament. Vic shares his thoughts on what it was like and impressions...


Caitlin Lowe on All Things Arizona Softball and Weekend Preview

In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Arizona's Associate Head Coach Caitlin Lowe about the 2020 Wildcats, working for Head Coach Mike Candrea, and with former teammate Taryne Mowatt. Also, in this episode, you hear our Throwback Thursday interview with Natasha Watley. We also talk about this weekend and the USSSA Pride playing Florida and Florida State Seminoles in Vierra, FL.


Sue Enquist Talks UCLA Past and Present and Changes in the Game

In the episode of In The Circle, we are joined by legendary UCLA Head Coach Sue Enquist, who shares her time at UCLA both as a player and a coach. She discusses how the Bruin Bubble came to be, the changes she's seen in the sport, and what she's been up to lately. Also, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson take a look at some other news in the softball world, including UTEP making a late coaching change, USA Softball announcing more dates for the "Stand By Her" Tour, and a previous guest...


Laura Berg on Coaching Oregon State and with USA Softball

In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Oregon State's Head Coach Laura Berg. Berg discusses balancing her time between running the Beavers program and being part of U.S. National team coaching staff. She also discusses being part of the last four Olympic teams and offers up a 2020 outlook for the beavers and more. Also, in this episode, We playback a portion of our Interview with Mike Candrea from 2017, where he discussed coaching Berg and the U.S.A National team in...


CSUN/USA Coach Tairia Flowers + SPC Elite Invitational Preview

On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Cal State Northridge's Head Coach Tairia Flowers who discusses being inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame this past weekend where Flowers was a 2-time All-American and a National Champion. Flowers talks about her time as a player with U.S. National team, being part of gold medal team in 2004 Summer Olympics and silver in 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and comparing it to her current time being on the U.S. Coaching staff as an...


Gabbie Plain Talks Washington, Australia and the Olympics

In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with the University of Washington's two-time All-American pitcher Gabbie Plain. They discuss her 2019 season, playing for team Australia, and qualifying for the 2020 Olympics. Plain goes into detail about her journey from playing in Australia to playing for coach Heather Tarr at Washington. Eric and Victor Anderson discuss the Huskies 2020 outlook. Plus injury news out of Oklahoma.


Gerry Glasco Talks 2020 Ragin' Cajuns, Megan Kleist and USSSA Pride

In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Louisiana's Head Coach Gerry Glasco. Glasco, who enters his third season, the 2020 Ragin' Cajuns, and how the addition of Oregon transfer All-American pitcher Megan Kleist will impact his team. He also discusses his time coaching the USSSA Pride to an NPF Championship this past season. Eric and Victor Anderson breakdown if Louisiana is the only non-power five program with a shot of making it to the 2020 Women's College World Series.


Kyla Holas on U-17 Win at the Pan American Games

In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Kyla Holas about leading the United States U-17 team to the gold medal at the recent Pan American Championships held in Colombia. Holas spoke about how she got the position, the keys to the teams' success. She also reflected on her playing career at Louisiana, where she was three-time All-American, and about her time coaching at Houston. Eric and Victor Anderson discuss news around the game and dive into some fan mail.


Valerie Arioto Talks Career, No Third Coach, A Look Ahead to May Nutter 2020

In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with three-time All-American and USA Team member Valerie Arioto about her career and making the 2020 team. The two discuss her playing days at Cal and how the international game has changed since she joined the team in 2011. Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson react to the news that the DI Council declined a revote on Baseball and Softball adding a paid third coach. The two take a look ahead to the 2020 Mary Nutter Classic, and what locations...