When the college recruiting process begins, some student-athletes are drawn to programs close to home.
Such was the case with Boston College standouts Kenzie Kent (Norwell, Mass.) and Dempsey Arsenault (New Hampton, N.H.), UMass midfielder Stephanie Croke (Norwell, Mass.) and Boston University attack Kailey Conry (Needham, Mass.).
Despite that tendency, many of New England's top players head outside the region for their college lacrosse careers. From that, New England Lacrosse Journal has highlighted 20 players to keep an eye out for this spring who don't feature on local teams.
The 20 players, listed below in alphabetical order, don't include freshman, as expanded stories on first-years will follow suit. Nine are from Connecticut, while another five are from Massachusetts.