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 in West Virginia head coach Marlon LeBlanc who has guided the Mountaineers to a 6-1-1 start. WVU hasn't conceded a goal since the first half of their first game of the season posting seven shutouts in the processs. Coach LeBlanc talks about seeing different styles of play already this year with a difficult non-conference schedule, and also lauds the play of senior midfielder Joey Piatczyc for not just his playmaking ability but leadership as well. He also talks about some keys down the stretch for the Mountaineers that includes a deep rotation of players that have seen significant action in September.
"I want to get through this portion of the schedule as best as we possibly can, and it turned out well we were 4-1-1. As we have a little more time in between games the key for us is to recover as best we can from the game prior." — Marlon LeBlanc
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