When the Division 3 men’s soccer NCAA tournament gets underway this weekend, plenty of eyes around New England will gravitate towards teams from the region – and with good reason.
Can Tufts make it three straight national titles? Will Amherst and Connecticut College embark on another deep run? Perhaps Babson or Eastern Connecticut State has a surprise in them? They’re all pressing questions.
But the New England-centric lens extends beyond the region, too, with local players found on tourney-bound teams across the country. Phrased another way: New England’s D3 men’s soccer reach stretches well into the Centennial Conference, Liberty League, UAA and elsewhere.
To preview what lies ahead in the 64-team field, here are 10 standout locals who could have a big impact on teams beyond the region. We’ve limited these notables, who are sorted alphabetically, to one per program.