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Sep 28, 2017

Former U.S. Olympian, four-time All-American at UCLA and current Associate Head Coach at San Diego State Stacey Nuveman Deniz steps In The Circle to talk about her becoming the new Head Coach of the Chicago Bandits.

Nuveman Deniz discusses the process of what led her to take the head coaching job and what she hopes to bring to the Bandits. Nuveman Deniz who participated in three Olympics, winning gold in 2000 and 2004 with a silver medal in 2008, talks about the relationship between the USA Softball and the NPF and if it will work with Softball back in the Olympics in 2020.

Nuveman Deniz discusses the outlook for the Aztecs 2018 season and how they handled not getting into the NCAA Tournament in 2017 despite going 31-18 finishing second in the Mountain West which was the sixth-best conference in the nation (out of 32 leagues), the 32nd-toughest schedule and a No. 45 RPI.

Nuveman Deniz talked about Aztecs being No 1 in NCAA in Batting average and how they follow that up in 2018?

Nuveman Deniz is one of greatest softball players of all-time setting the NCAA records while playing at UCLA including home runs (90) and slugging Pct (.945). Nuveman Deniz home run record lasted until 2015 when Lauren Chamberlain broke the record. Jessica Mendoza who played with Nuveman Deniz on the U.S. team told us back <a href="">in July</a> that Nuveman Deniz is one of greatest home run hitters she has ever seen.

Nuveman Deniz was a four-time first-team NFCA All-American (1997, 1999, 2001-02) and a three-time Pac-10 Player of the Year (1999, 2001-02).