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In the Circle: Talk Early Recruiting and Team USA with Aubree Munro

On this edition of In The Circle, Eric and Victor react to the news of Division 1 Softball coaches taking a stand against early recruiting. We look at what it means for the sport of Softball, and the guys tell you why you should not be surprised that the coaches have taken this stand. Then the guys are joined by U.S.A catcher Aubree Munro who discusses making the 2018 USA Softball team that will compete at World Championships in Japan this summer. Munro breaks down the process of making...

Duration: 01:07:20

In the Circle: Marcie Higgs UNF and Softball Media Relations

On this edition of In The Circle, North Florida's Head Coach Marcie Higgs joins the show to talk about how been building the Ospreys program on and off the field as she enters her 10th season Head Coach. Higgs discusses the significant improvements that UNF made in 2017 improving from 20 wins in 2016 to 31 in 2017. Higgs explains the impact her assistant coaches Jeff Conrad, who is entering his third season as assistant coach, and Shelby Turnier who is entering her second season as an...

Duration: 00:58:23

In the Circle: Tulsa's John Bargfeldt and the USA Roster

On this edition of In The Circle, we talk with Tulsa's Head Coach John Bargfeldt who talked about winning the American Conference regular season and championship in 2017. Bargfeldt discussed what it was like to be part of the wild Norman Regional, coming within three outs away from making it to the Super Regional and how he has used that for motivation for the 2018 team that will be led by reigning American Conference pitcher of the year Award winner Emily Watson. Bargfeldt also discussed...

Duration: 01:00:28

In the Circle: Look Back at 2017 DIII Champions Virginia Wesleyan

On this edition of In The Circle, we talk with Virginia Wesleyan's Head Coach Brandon Elliott about winning the Division III National Championship in 2017 and what it means to bring a National title to his alma mater. Elliott also discusses the run to the National title and what it is like to be coaching a Division III Softball program. We look at who has influenced him in his coaching career and what it was like to be recognized at the NFCA Convention as National DIII Coach of the...

Duration: 01:11:20

In the Circle: NJCAA Softball 2017, A Look back at Top Performances

On This edition of In The Circle on Fastpitch News, we are joined by the three Head Coaches of the NJCAA Division I, II and III National championship teams from 2017 in Doug Chance (Butler), Andy Lee (LSU Eunice) and Darrin Monroe (Rock Valley). We first talk with Butler Grizzlies Head Coach Doug Chance who discusses going back-to-back as National Champions in 2017 beating Salt Lake to finish the season 58-2. Chance talks about what made the 2017 team special and looks ahead to 2018. Chance...

Duration: 01:46:43

In the Circle: 2017 in Review Part II and Hofstra's Larissa Anderson

On this edition of In The Circle on Fastpitch News, we are joined by Hofstra Head Coach Larissa Anderson and we continue our year in review. Anderson talks about the transition she has made now entering her fourth season as Head Coach after spending so many years as an associate coach under Hall of Fame Head Bill Edwards. Coach also talked about Hofstra tradition and how they are just one of few schools in the country that is more known for their softball program then Football, Basketball...

Duration: 01:32:41

In the Circle: 2017 in Review and Erica Ayers Joins Us

On this edition of In The Circle, we welcome new Jacksonville Head Coach Erica Ayers. The crew also takes a look back at the wild 2017 season. Ayers discusses the transition to Head Coach as well as how she arrived at Jacksonville in 2016 after six seasons as an assistant at Georgetown and before that at George Mason. She talks about what the Dolphins have to do to take the next step in the program following a 30 win season in 2017. Also on this episode, Eric and Victor discuss some of the...

Duration: 01:05:01

In The Circle: LSU Head Coach Beth Torina Looks at 2018

On this edition of In The Circle on Fastpitch News, we are joined by LSU's Head Coach Beth Torina who talks about the Tigers upcoming season, the new faces in the program and the impact that Walljasper and Hoover have had on the Tigers program. She also shares her philosophy on scheduling top 10 teams every season since she been in Baton Rouge. LSU had the toughest schedule in 2017 as well as in 2015. We then look back at her years coaching with the USSSA Pride as an assistant coach from...

Duration: 00:51:17

In the Circle: Coley Ries goes from DII Champion to NPF Pitcher

Today on In The Circle, we are joined by one of the newest members of the Chicago Bandits Coley Ries. She had a busy 2017 which saw her lead Minnesota State to the Division II National Championship and shortly thereafter sign with the Texas Charge as a free agent. Coley shares with us the wild summer that was, her current plans on coaching, what got her into softball, and how's doing some writing.

Duration: 01:10:59

In the Circle: FSU 2018, ACC Expansion and NPF with Lonni Alameda

On this edition of In The Circle on Fastpitch News, we are joined by Florida State's Head Coach Lonni Alameda. Alameda has been the Head Coach at Tallahassee since 2009 guiding the Noles back to one of the powers of College Softball reaching the Women's College World Series twice in 2014 and 2016. Coach Alameda discusses the outlook of the Seminoles in 2018. The Noles will be looking to continue the success in the ACC as the Noles have won the ACC conference regular season championship...

Duration: 00:46:55

In the Circle: 2017 Off-season Recap, Moulton talks NFCA Convention

Today on In The Circle, we take a look at some of the recent transfers from Louisiana and how player-movement has been just as unpredictable as the coaching movement. Also, we share thoughts from previous guests such as Florida's Tim Walton, Alabama's Patrick Murphy, and Stanford's Jessica Allister. Eric is then joined by FastPitch News editor Sara Moulton who shares with us her trip to Las Vegas for the NFCA Convention last week and some of the speakers she listened to there. We end the...

Duration: 01:01:51

In the Circle: Gerry Glasco Talks New Job at LLU

On this edition of In The Circle, we talk with new Louisiana Head Coach Gerry Glasco. We discuss how he ended up at Louisiana and what attracted him to take the job. Glasco talks about how he has handled the roster since arriving and the message he has given to the players. He also talks about allowing those players who wished to leave a release. Glasco discusses the wild 2017 offseason he has had that included being the Associate Coach with Texas A&M and getting to Women's College World...

Duration: 00:32:06

In the Circle: Bailey Castro take over Palm Beach Atlantic Program

On this episode of "In the Circle," we head back into Division II as we chat with one of the youngest head coaches in the country Bailey Castro of Palm Beach Atlantic. She talks about her team heading into the 2018 season and how they will be ready for their first full season in the Sunshine State Conference. Coach Castro also shares her experiences with playing for Tim Walton at UF and the interesting story about how she ended up at PBA.

Duration: 00:43:04

In the Circle: 2018 Gators with Tim Walton

On this edition of In The Circle, we are joined by two-time National Champion and Head Coach of the Florida Gators Tim Walton. Walton discusses his career, from being a player on the 1994 Oklahoma Baseball National Championship team to going into coaching Softball and turning the Gators program into a National Power. The Gators have won National Championships in 2014 and 2015. Coach Walton talks about the upcoming 2018 season, The Gators will be led by 2017 USA Softball Player of the...

Duration: 00:35:53

In the Circle: Alabama Coach Patrick Murphy talks Career and 2018

On this edition of In The Circle, we talk with Alabama's Head Coach Patrick Murphy joins the show to talk about his remarkable career at Alabama including taking the Crimson Tide to 11 Women's College World Series appearances including bringing the SEC's first National Championship in 2012. Murphy discusses his career at Alabama and how he ended up with the Crimson Tide in 1996 as an assistant coach before becoming the Head Coach in 1999. Coach also talks about his influences and what got...

Duration: 00:50:19

In the Circle: Mike Smith, Ole Miss and State of Softball Recruiting

On this edition of In The Circle on FastpitchNews features guest Ole Miss Head Coach Mike Smith who talks about the magical 2017 season and the expectations going into the 2018 season. Smith discusses the process of hiring Ashley Chastain to be the new pitching coach replacing Taryne Mowatt who left to go to Arizona. Smith breaks down how the transition is going. Coach also talks about how he got into coaching softball and how he ended up at Oxford. Smith also discusses the growth of...

Duration: 00:45:44

In The Circle: Movers and Shakers

On this edition of In The Circle, The guys talk about Gerry Glasco heading to Louisiana Lafayette to be new Head Coach. We also speak with Danielle Zymkowitz, who is entering her second season as assistant coach at Wisconsin, about the upcoming Badgers season. First, Eric Lopez talks with Justin McLeod of Justin's World of the reports of Gerry Glasco becoming the new Head Coach at Louisiana Lafayette. What does the hire mean for the Ragin Cajuns and what does it mean for Mickey Dean and...

Duration: 01:09:33

In the Circle: Rachel Lawson talks 2018 Kentucky and NCAA Rule Changes

On this edition of In The Circle, the guys talk with Kentucky Head Coach Rachel Lawson. Lawson who is entering her 11th season as Head Coach of the Wildcats talks about the outlook for the upcoming 2018 season coming off a 2017 season where Kentucky went 39-19 and made it back to the Super Regionals for the 5th time during the Lawson era. Lawson discusses developing young pitchers which she will be doing once again in 2018 as Kentucky will have to find a replacement for ace Meagan Prince...

Duration: 00:42:19

In the Circle: It's all in the Family, The Stuedeman Sisters

On this edition of In The Circle, we talk with the Stuedeman sisters. We are joined by Mississippi State's Head Coach Vann Stuedeman and her sister Alabama's Huntsville's Head Coach Les Stuedeman. First, we talk with Les Stuedeman who has been the Head Coach at UAH since 1995. She talks about building a successful program at the NCAA DII level. Coach also shares her outlook for the 2018 season and competing in the Gulf South Conference. Finally, she talks about differences between her and...

Duration: 01:18:01

In the Circle: Can Texas A&M Return to WCWS in 2018, Jo Evans Talks

On this edition of In The Circle, the guys talk to Texas A&M Head Coach Jo Evans about the Aggies outlook for the 2018 season after a 2017 hat saw Evans and Aggies return to the Women's College World Series for the first time since 2008. Coach discusses getting back to Women College World Series and what the key will be for the Aggies to get back in 2018. Evans also talked about the new Texas A&M softball stadium which is scheduled to open in the spring of 2018. Coach Evans then talks...

Duration: 00:36:43

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