There are only 10 teams in the NCAA Division 2 tournament field and only one -- Saint Anselm -- from New England.
After absorbing their first loss of the season Saturday, to top-ranked Le Moyne in the Northeast-10 championship game, the Hawks (12-1) play a first-round NCAA game against No. 5 Seton Hill in Erie, Pa., on Friday (4 p.m.).
Because the field is so small compared to D-1 and D-3, there are fewer players from the region to watch, there are always gems to discover and enjoy.
Here are some of the players we’re watching to impact the tournament.