College Softball SSC Conference Preview

On this edition of In the Circle Softball podcast. Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson give an outlook of the upcoming Division 2 season in College Softball.

Lopez and Anderson break down the national landscape as well as the Sunshine State Conference where Saint Leo is the preseason favorite according to the SSC coaches preseason poll.

2016 SSC SOFTBALL PRESEASON COACHES POLL

Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
School (FPV)
Saint Leo (5)
Tampa (3)
Barry
Rollins (1)
Florida Tech
Eckerd
Lynn
Florida Southern
Nova Southeastern
Total Votes
59
55
50
48
38
25
19
18
12

Among the questions that was discussed on the podcast includes :

  • How many teams can win Sunshine State Conference?
  • How many teams will make NCAAs from SSC?
  • Who is the team to beat in all of D2?
  • What impact will former Florida Gators pitcher Alyssa Bache have for the Tampa Spartans?
  • Can Niki Fogle lead Rollins to SSC Championship?

Listen to In The Circle Podcast Episode 2 of 2016

Also listen to In the Circle’s podcast interview with Niki Fogle about her upcoming season senior season and Rollins Tars season.

Interview with Rollins’s Niki Fogle

On this edition of In the Circle,  Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson talk to Rollins Ace pitcher Niki Fogle. Fogle enters her senior season with 96 career starts which ranks her third in the Rollins record books. In 2015, Fogle registered an ERA of 1.74, with a record of 31-13 and will enter her senior season second in Rollins history in wins. Fogle also enters her senior season third in Tars history while currently second all time in strikeouts. Fogle was selected First Team All-SSC, Daktronics First Team All-South Region, and Daktronics Honorable Mention All-American last season.

Fogle talked about her career at Rollins as well as what will be the keys for the Tars upcoming 2016 season as Rollins looks to get back to the NCAA Tournament and make some noise.

 Exclusive Interview with Niki Fogle 

Niki Fogle ready to go to work
Niki Fogle ready to go to work

Photo Credit: Rollins Athletics and Jim Houge Photography