Lacrosse fans in the region surely had Feb. 17 marked on their calendars. That was when the women’s teams from UMass and Boston College were slated to face each other to open their seasons, two teams ranked in both the preseason IWLCA coaches poll and sitting atop New England Lacrosse Journal’s ranking of the region’s 19 teams, owning spots No. 1 and No. 2 to open the season.
Alas, the rematch of last year’s eye-opener — a 15-11 UMass win — will have to wait after UMass had to pause campus activities for two weeks starting on Feb. 7.
So what are we expecting from the Minutewomen this season in the Atlantic 10? Plenty.
In the final of our D-1 women’s previews, we take a look at the team’s outlook and players to watch, which is no small number. Every starter from last year’s team is back, including preseason All-American attack Caitlyn Petro (Manchester, N.H.) and U.S. Women’s National Team candidate Amy Moreau in the midfield.