One of the best weeks in New England college lacrosse will get underway on Saturday, as the 19th annual NESCAC men's championship lies in wait.
The quarterfinal rounds will be held at the higher seed, with the semifinals and final both held at the highest remaining school. Tufts is yet again the defending champions, having won all but one tournament since 2010.
These NESCAC games could have profound implications on NCAA tournament seeding, with five teams from the conference – Amherst, Bates, Tufts, Wesleyan and Williams – all holding bodies of work capable of a bid. Only the winner will receive an automatic spot.
As that all unfolds, here's our look at the matchups and what could unfold in the ever-unpredictable world that is the NESCAC.