North Carolina’s Akeim Clarke looks to take a shot. (Anthony Sorbellini/UNC Athletics)
The 48-team NCAA Division 1 men’s soccer tournament opens with first-round games tomorrow.
Three teams from New England are part of the field: conference champions New Hampshire (America East) and Quinnipiac (MAAC), as well as Vermont, which merited an at-large selection.
But that’s not the extent of the region’s footprint in the NCAA Tournament. Numerous players from New England have enjoyed strong seasons with outside-the-region programs.
Here’s a look at eight players from the region who play for Division 1 programs outside of New England and could make a big impact over the next few weeks.