USM got left out and Boston got in? I looked three times and did not see USM am I missing them? To bad, would of been nice to see 3 LEC teams in the tournament. Good luck to all LEC teams. I was surprised that Boston went to Mid-Atlantic and Eastern stayed home, especially because Boston had the better record. I would argue that the NCAA wouldn't move Eastern as it saves money, however Boston got shipped to Mid-Atlantic in Penn, so clearly they were not afraid to move teams. Oswego from NY ended up in NE and Castleton went to NY. (although Castleton may be closer to Auburn than Willimantic). It doesn't seem right that "neutral NCAA tournament" and Eastern gets to play home as the 7 seed in the tournament. Boston should of stayed and send Eastern out to New York or Mid.
I have said it once I will say it again. New England has great facilities that they could host the regional at. Dodd Stadium which was a Double A stadium for the Yankees for years goes unused this time of the year as it is now short season A ball. Local high schools play games there, and a couple of years ago UCONN hosted a regional there this time of the year. Good enough for UCONN, good enough for D3.
Hartford is currently building a new Double A stadium and that will leave New Britain former home of the Rockcats open for a regional. Maybe the costs are high for these facilities? If local high schools are playing in them then you would think its not to bad. Im not knocking Eastern's field as it one of the nicest around, and better than the Cape, however some better option exist out there.