Our Spring 2021 college soccer previews continue with the region's two Patriot League programs, placing a spotlight on Boston University and Holy Cross.
It's an interesting juncture for both, with the Terriers looking to bounce back from an uncharacteristically poor season and the Crusaders welcoming a new head coach.
We'll see how those storylines unfold, with games poised to return after the Patriot League initially canceled its Fall 2020 season back on July 13. They're now slated to play each other, as well as Army, Colgate and Lafayette, in conference-only games.
As BU and Holy Cross return to action, here's what to expect while they chase a conference tournament spot and automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament. We've also included locals to watch for at Patriot League schools beyond New England.