In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with UCF Softball Head Coach Cindy Ball-Malone about seniors Alea White, Jazmine Esparza, and Kyra Klarkowski returning for the 2021 season. Ball-Malone discusses her culture and significant progress at UCF in 2020 as the Knights were ranked in top 25 with a 21-5-1 record when the season shut down.
Ball Malone discusses the flexibility she has on roster and her coaching staff and what got her into coaching and her playing career at Pacific and playing against her friend Jessica Mendoza who was Ball-Malone’s catcher in high school.
Also, on the episode, we hear from Heather Tarr from her appearance on October 29, 2018, on our Throwback Thursday segment talking about Cindy Ball-Malone. Eric also discusses Emily Carosone being promoted at Auburn and the FGCL Summer All-Star game.