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

Pool A has 2016 Open participant Colorado “Black” along with Vanderbilt, Missouri State and The College of New Jersey.

Pool B features 2016 Quarterfinalist San Diego State. Can they return to bracket play with the likes of 2016 participant Missouri, Notre Dame and Towson standing in their path?

Pool C is a challenging pool.  It has two 2016 Championship Round of 16 participants Kansas and Illinois.  It also has semifinalist and 2015 champion UCLA and 2016 participant Miami (FL).  Who will rise to win this pool?

Pool D will have 2016 Open Finalist Oregon, 2016 Championship Quarterfinalist UConn, open participant Iowa State and Dayton.

Pool E will feature two 2016 Open participants Central Florida along with Air Force.  California and Grand Valley State round out the group.

Finally, Pool F has 2016 Open participant James Madison, Villanova, Rice and Minnesota.

The defending champion, Virginia Tech, is playing in the championship division.  Can the 2015 champion, UCLA, reclaim the open crown? Or will a new winner emerge?

Play begins on Thursday!