Most Division 2 programs don't return to action until early September, though it's never too early to look ahead to what's in store.
From that, New England Soccer Journal has highlighted 15 players from across the region who are bound to be game-changers in the Northeast-10, East Coast Conference and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. They're top returners who have already proven their worth, and now could elevate their games even further.
For subscribers, be sure to check out our preseason coaches poll to see how the region's 12 teams are stacking up. The top squad should come as no surprise.
Let's get right on into things, with the players sorted by alphabetical order.