Question: How has your role on the team changed since your first year?
Barlow: It’s changed a lot, actually. My first year, I played the position that Chris Tierney and Matt Mitchell are currently playing, outside midfielder; the guy who is supposed to be scoring goals. Second year, I played more of a withdrawn outside midfielder, and third year I didn’t play that much. Now I play a center mid position, which is different from what I’ve ever played.
Question: How has the offense had to compensate for the loss of Adam Cristman and Nico Colaluca?
Barlow: Our current players have the talent to fill those roles, and we’re also playing a different formation, so the guys that we have now fit in really well, and it’s been great.
Question: Coach Gelnovatch has you playing a different formation now, with five midfielders. How has this been for you?
Barlow: I love it. I have a lot of fun playing it. I think we have more of the ball than we have in past years.
Question: What is it like to play alongside your younger brother, Neil?
Barlow: It’s a lot of fun. I haven’t done it since senior year of high school, and even then he wasn’t a starter. Now that he’s gotten a starting role this year, it’s been a lot of fun.
Question: What are you and the offense doing to prepare for North Carolina this weekend?
We’ve been looking at the scouting report and it looks as if they have a really good back four. We’re going to have to look for a way to get past them and score some goals.
Question: Have you been able to step into a leadership role this season?
Barlow: Yes, more so than in past years. Now that I’m a fourth year, there’s been some times where I’ve had to step it up more than I’ve ever had to before.
Question: What are you most looking forward to this season?
Trying to win a national championship.
Question: How has what you learned as a Virginia soccer player going to carry over to life post-graduation?
Barlow: If I continue playing soccer, then Virginia has definitely helped me mature as a player, and of course, become a better one. If I don’t continue playing, then the maturity level that this program has helped me reach is going to help me no matter what I do.
Spring Football NotebookFootball4/20/18As part of the inaugural Wahoowa Weekend, spring football concludes for the Cavaliers with an open practice April 28 at Scott Stadium.Thompson Ready To Lead From FrontWomen's Basketball4/18/18The mood was celebratory Wednesday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena, where Tina Thompson was introduced as UVA's women's basketball coach.Walsh Ready to Lead 'Hoos in PostseasonMen's Golf4/18/18Healthy again after battling back problems for much of 2017, Thomas Walsh enters this weekend's ACC tournament in good form.
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