The peak of New England's Division 1 women's lacrosse landscape is rather stagnant, with Boston College tossing aside NCAA-ranked teams left and right, UMass dominating in the Atlantic 10 and Dartmouth a contender in the Ivy League.
Beyond that, there's plenty to keep track of, starting with Boston University star Kailey Conry (Needham, Mass.) making her much-awaited return from injury.
Elsewhere, Fairfield looks to be pulling away in the MAAC, while a reality check came about for two of New England's teams in America East. Meanwhile, a familiar face is also back in the mix after a pair of Northeast Conference wins.
Players of the Week include a rookie from that same NEC team, a career week for a UMass player from Massachusetts and a linchpin of BU's shutdown defense.