It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
We’re talking about postseason soccer, of course. Regular-season champions are largely decided across New England and now it’s about pursuing an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
We’re spotlighting the NESCAC because of 1) its depth of quality, 2) upwards of six teams could earn bids to the Big Dance and 3) there’s always parity.
The quick rundown: quarterfinals are on Saturday, then focus shifts to next weekend -- semifinals on Nov. 4 and the final on Nov. 5. Higher seeds host throughout.