When the college lacrosse season gets underway in early February, there will be no shortage of New Englanders leaving their mark.
Plenty will lead teams within the region, including UMass defenseman Isaac Paparo (Westport, Conn.), Brown midfielder Michael Panepinto (Needham, Mass.) and Boston University attackman James Burr (Hamilton, Mass.), among others. But many of the region's top players ply their trade at programs outside our six states, ones where national title talk reigns supreme.
Thus, New England Lacrosse Journal has highlighted 20 local players outside of New England to watch for in 2019. All 20 are returners, as expanded stories on freshmen will follow suit.
The below players are listed in alphabetical order, with 11 calling Connecticut home and another six from Massachusetts.