2022 PLL Recap: The Boys of Summer

Moments ago, the Waterdogs put an exclamation point on what was the greatest summer in the sports history, defeating the Chaos 11-9 in front of a robust crowd at Subaru Park and a national television audience on ABC. As I sat down behind the steering wheel to drive south after the 2022 PLL Championship, that […]

2022 PLL Championship Preview with Quint Kessenich

2022 PLL Championship

Chaos’ annual metamorphosis endures after throttling the Archers 9-7 in the Sunday semifinal in DC to advance to the 2022 PLL Championship. The Chaos now have more playoff victories than regular-season wins during the past three years. 28 year old goalie, Blaze Riorden, continued his mastery of September. It’ll be the third-straight PLL Championship game […]

2022 PLL Semifinals Preview: Quint Kessenich

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The Sunday PLL Semifinals storylines are clear. The Archers (7-4) have lost to Chaos (3-8) in each of their last two playoff semifinals. Is the third time a charm? Or do the Chaos continue to show their mastery of the post season? Meanwhile the Waterdogs (6-5) are the only team to beat Whipsnakes (9-1) this […]

ESPN Announcers Takes on the PLL Quarterfinals

PLL QUARTERFINALS

The PLL Quarterfinals are this weekend at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. With only seven teams remaining, at this point it is win or go home. The Whipsnakes get a bye week due to securing the No.1 seed. Tickets to the PLL Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals can be found at the link HERE. I spoke […]

2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 Championship Recap

2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 Championship

On Saturday, Cornell lefty C.J. Kirst scored five goals to lead the United States past Canada 12-10 to win the 2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 Championship in Limerick, Ireland. It was the ninth men’s world championship for the U.S. at the junior level, dating back to 1988. Canada dropped its seventh final. The USA and […]

PLL Salt Lake City: A Quint Kessenich Poem

PLL SALT LAKE CITY

The PLL is progress and innovation. It’s beauty and joy, fire and fury. It’s about character, conflict and chemistry. I was lucky enough to be in Salt Lake City covering the PLL games last weekend.  There was lots to see, hear and experience.  A cancelled flight.  Lyle executes his signature back-handed move. He popularized the maneuver […]

PLL Playoffs Push: Featuring Quint Kessenich, Paul Carcaterra, and Chris Cotter

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Summer weather threw a sky whammy at pro lacrosse this past weekend. The PLL was in Denver with a Friday night matchup between the Cannons and Redwoods that was televised on ESPN with Chris Cotter and Paul Carcaterra on the mic. The PLL playoffs are right around the corner with only two more weeks of regular […]

Summer Saturday of Lacrosse Action: Weekend Recap

summer lacrosse

This is a story about a singular summer Saturday that featured four live lacrosse games shown on national television. The menu was diverse. Insanely talented men, women, boys and girls showcasing the sport. The action Saturday was riveting. ESPN’s commitment to lacrosse is evident and provides a pathway to national prominence, recognition, and eyeballs. The […]

Athletes Unlimited is the Future of Women’s Lacrosse

Athletes Unlimited Women's Lacrosse

Athletes Unlimited women’s lacrosse will play 24 games this summer. They compete on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday during four consecutive weeks. All the action originates from the USA Lacrosse headquarters. The athletes commit to a four-week bubble living in a nearby hotel. All the games will be televised on ESPN+, ESPNU, or ESPN2.  If you […]

What Does It Take To Be an Elite PLL Player?

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PLL players don’t make the All-Star Game on accident, so what separates these elite few from the rest of the league? What are the traits of the PLL All-Stars? Let’s take a closer look at the upper echelon of the lacrosse pyramid. ATTACK All of them have sharp minds; the ability to process visual data […]

USA Wins Gold at Women’s World Lacrosse Championships

USA WOMENS LACROSSE

Kayla leads. Taylor competes. McCool runs. Ally controls draws. Charlotte shoots. They each brought their super powers. It was a joy to watch. Work is love made visible. USA wins gold at the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s Championship. Their love of the game and each other was apparent in the product they delivered on the field, […]

2022 Naptown Challenge Recap: Quint Kessenich

Paul Carcaterra and I called the four Naptown National Challenge Championship games from Annapolis on Wednesday for ESPNU and ESPN+. The games were all tight and highly entertaining. The play on the field was intense and super skilled. There were over 240 college coaches in attendance during the week, scrutinizing and evaluating potential recruits. This premiere […]