Welcome to the most recent 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, exclusively on CollegeSoccerNews.com.
This week's guest is senior defender Alex Crognale from the University of Maryland. Crognale talks about his recruitment to Maryland, and gravitating towards soccer over baseball, much to his father's shagrin. He also gives some insight into some of the the things that sets Maryland apart from other programs and sheds some light on the team's approach heading into the postseason. Are Croganle and the Terps feeling pressure because of the undefeated regular season? His answer might surprise you.
"Teams give us their all whether it's the first game of the season or an Elite Eight game. I guarantee whoever we play they're going to be fired up and giving it their all, but we will too." — Alex Crognale
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