While many boys soccer players from New England won't commit until their senior year, the winter and spring of one's sophomore year can often be a pivotal time.
This is when college coaches start to more closely watch players, since recruiting communication can begin over the summer.
So for the Class of 2022 in New England, who's already drawing some college soccer buzz? To answer that, we've highlighted 10 noteworthy players and included an honorable-mention section from across different realms of youth soccer. In all, several dozen players are included.
This isn't a ranking of the top players in New England, but rather is meant to highlight who some top up-and-coming ones are. Others are bound to emerge over the next several years, too.