Welcome to the 2015 season of "Up Close" on CollegeSoccerNews.com, where host Adam Zundell brings you the voices of the game — players and coaches — straight to you, unfiltered, exclusively on CollegeSoccerNews.com.
In this episode, Zundell talks to Akron's Adam Najem about the outlook for the 2015 Zips, especially with the team returning nine seniors. Najem is candid in his belief that others feel like Akron has slipped from the top echelon and relishes the opportunity to prove those people wrong. He also talks about the attention he has received prior to the season and how his game has improved in college.
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