First, a review. Looking back at the 2023 season in Division 1 women’s lacrosse, two teams from the region – Fairfield and Boston College – won conference championships.
Five teams from New England earned a bid to the NCAA tournament, but only BC made it out of the first round on its way to another national championship game.
So in counting down the region’s top five teams heading into the 2024 season, we evaluated three key metrics: 2023 results, key additions and critical losses. Navigating the transfer portal and managing rosters amid the final extra COVID year presents a challenging task for coaches and lacrosse analysts.
We diligently examined team rosters, even delving into LinkedIn profiles, to determine whether players were taking advantage of their additional year of eligibility.