We’ll start to see who is here in the women’s open division.

Pool A has 2015 Open Champions UCLA back to defend their title. 2015 Open participant Iowa along with Missouri and George Mason look to block UCLA’s path to a 2nd consecutive open crown.

Pool B contains 2015 Championship Semifinalist Virginia Tech.  Will their experience give them an edge in a pool that features Consolation Quarterfinalist Cornell and Open participant Denver? NOTE: Houston CC has dropped from the tournament. Each remaining team will receive a win for the game versus Houston Community College.

Pool C features two 2015 Open Quarterfinalists Colorado “Black” and Vermont.  Will they return to bracket play?  Georgia Tech and Ohio hope to stand in their way this year.

Pool D will have 2015 Open Semifinalist Boston College along with two 2015 Open participants San Diego State and the University of Miami.  The United States Air Force Academy rounds out this pool.

Pool E will feature 2015 Open Finalist James Madison, 2015 Open participant Oregon, West Virginia and Northern Iowa.  The last Open finalist from this pool to win the tournament?  UCLA.  Can James Madison do the same in 2016?

Finally Pool F has 2015 Open Quarterfinalist USC, 2015 Open participant Pennsylvania along with Iowa State and Central Florida. NOTE: Central Florida will replace Georgia Southern in the tournament.

Can UCLA win again?  Can James Madison return to the final and win?  Are there others who will stop them?

We’ll see who wins and it begins on Thursday!