The NCAA has named its 28 teams for the Division 1 women's lacrosse tournament, and games will soon get underway.
There's a pair of opening-round matchups set for Tuesday, then first- and second-round contests will be hosted this coming weekend on the respective campuses of the top eight seeds.
To preview what's in store, New England Lacrosse Journal has the complete rundown of all local angles to keep an eye out for. Only three teams from the region qualified via an automatic berth or an at-large bid, but the local connections are vast and numerous.
From coast to coast, here are the New England ties to watch for as one-and-done season gets underway. Championship weekend is set for May 24-26 on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Field.