Imagine you just started following Massachusetts boys lacrosse last year. Now, all of it is different.
Divisional realignment, and the addition of a fourth tier, has turned everything upside down. Essentially, the entire state has been reformed on the basis of region and population size. This means certain lacrosse powers are moving into different divisions.
Postseason tournaments are statewide now, with 16 regular-season games followed by either playing in that tournament or consolation games to get an 18-game slate.
Overall, though, the talent in the state is as good as it has ever been.