Early predictions for the spring season are always met with a heavy dose of skepticism. But coaches, and players to a certain extent, know that anything is possible before a single game is played.
Division 3 lacrosse in New England is a massive beast that must be fed with success and failures. To that end, there are teams that end up surprising both the casual and expert observer.
Two of the best cases of that in '22 were in the NESCAC -- Bowdoin and Amherst. Both rallied from missing two straight seasons to challenging in D-3's best league. Whether it’s culture, recruits or a new coach, everyone has a chance at a glow-up right now.
Here are some of the teams in New England (and just outside it) that could have breakout seasons in 2023.