Welcome to this edition of "Up Close" on CollegeSoccerNews.com, where host Adam Zundell brings you the voices of the game — players and coaches — straight to you. Unfiltered, and exclusively on CollegeSoccerNews.com.
The Besler family has had quite a year for obvious reasons, but not the least of which is the success that Nick has had at Notre Dame. Nick talks about being Matt's little brother while also trying to carve out his own path. We discuss his decision to go to Notre Dame, the 2013 national championship and the team's mindset coming into the 2014 season.
Besler also addresses his role on the team in terms of on the field and leadership, and what to look for from the Fighting Irish this year.