When a college coach announces his or her incoming class, there are always high hopes of what those newcomers could bring. Countless miles on the recruiting trail have to amount to something, right?
Things are looking up – at least so far – for these freshmen around New England, who have proven to be fantastic fits at their respective programs. Coaches' predictions are panning out.
Here's a look at 10 first-years who have turned heads for one reason or another. We've also included five players in an honorable-mention category.
Let's get underway, starting with an attacker who could wreck havoc on Ivy League defenses for years to come.