When the college lacrosse season gets underway in early February, who will be some of the top defensemen throughout the region?
It's a simple question that we pondered as our review of New England's Division 1 men's landscape continues. We've already broken down the attackmen and goalies, so next up are defensemen.
The overall field likely won't rival the 2016 group, when four from New England – Michael Quinn and Chris Keating (Windham, N.H.) at Yale, Alec Tulett at Brown and Robert Duvnjak at Harvard – took home various All-American honors. Nonetheless, standouts remain.
Without further ado, here's our take as sorted by alphabetical order. Players come from the come from the Ivy League, Patriot League, CAA and America East.