Not every successful season ends with a conference title or national championship. Progress isn’t always measured in hardware.
That’s not to say any of the teams examined below are out of the conference running, only that they’ve exceeded preseason expectations to this point.
From teams that find themselves in first place to others that are collecting league wins much faster than in past seasons, there are plenty of overachievers.
Here is our list of five New England Division 1 women's teams that have exceeded expectations the most.