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Popeye in the PLL

Shame on the Utah Archers for not doing their homework. They showed up thinking they had the personnel to account for rookie attack-man Brennan O’Neill. When the sh*t hit the fan during the fourth quarter avalanche, they made no adjustments. Didn’t they watch Maryland frustrate big #42 in the 2024 NCAA quarterfinals with quick double […]

Rookies Rule in Week 1

Analysts have a hard enough time explaining the past, much less predicting the future. For this rookie PLL class, you don’t need a PHD to realize that the class is both deep and star studded. Watching this play out will be a primary storyline of the 2024 PLL summer. The conversation about the 2024 rookie […]

Back-to-Back Glory: Notre Dame Secures Consecutive National Championships

Winners of 14 straight games for Kevin Corrigan (36th year), the Irish handled Albany 14-9 and Georgetown 16-11, before topping Denver last Saturday in the semis. They ran away and hid from Maryland on Monday in one of the most lopsided finals ever. The delayed final game was over before halftime. ND scored on 10-of-18 first […]

Championship Weekend

Championship weekend is upon us. The action starts this Saturday: Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PASaturday May 25 On location – Anish Shroff, Paul Carcaterra & Quint KessenichIn studio – Chris Cotter & Matt Ward Championship Semifinal #1Denver vs Notre Dame Noon ESPN2 Vegas – ND -4.5 O/U 23 Notre Dame, winners of 12 straight games is […]

Great Eight

Quarterfinals Saturday May 18, Hofstra University Chris Cotter & Paul Carcaterra Weather – 66 degrees and cloudy Notre Dame vs Georgetown, ESPNU Noon The Irish are (6-1) against the remaining quarterfinalists. That lone loss was to Georgetown. So, this game is a rematch from February when the Hoyas stunned the 2023 champions on Arlotta by […]

Welcome to Round One – NCAA Tournament

Welcome to the NCAA tournament, where greatness is validated.  The tournament is a May tradition, a celebration and a party. Every team and fan base has sunshine hopes and blue-sky optimism. 16 teams walk into the weekend, only 8 survive. All that matters now is what happens next.  Seven of the eight at-large selections enter the […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: April 29th, 2024

My Top 20 presented by SPIRE Lacrosse, always a treacherous exercise. Quint Kessenich’s Top 20 presented by Spire 1) Notre Dame Fresh off an 11-9 win at Virginia, the Irish (10-1) turn around and play the Cavs again, this time in Charlotte in the ACC semifinals on Friday at 5pm.  Rudy stifled UVA on Klöckner […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: April 22nd, 2024

My Top 20 presented by SPIRE Lacrosse, always a treacherous exercise. Quint Kessenich’s Top 20 presented by Spire 1) Notre Dame The Irish (9-1) handled North Carolina 14-6 without incident. The Heels were without Owen Duffy. Carolina is now on a five-game losing streak. ND got six points from Pat Kavanagh, five from his brother […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: April 15th, 2024

My Top 20 presented by SPIRE Lacrosse, always a treacherous exercise. Quint Kessenich’s Top 20 presented by Spire 1) Notre Dame In front of 7480 fans at LIU the Golden Domers got a game-winning goal with six seconds on the clock from Ben Ramsay to take down Cornell 18-17. This game was pure enjoyment for […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: April 8th, 2024

My Top 20 presented by SPIRE Lacrosse, always a treacherous exercise. Quint Kessenich’s Top 20 presented by Spire 1) Notre Dame Golden Domers hard fought 15-12 road win in Durham on Sunday was chapter one in what could be a multiple game affair with Duke. Pat Kavanagh and Liam Entenmann were the headliners. Under deeper […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: April 1st, 2024

My Top 20 presented by SPIRE Lacrosse, always a treacherous exercise. Quint Kessenich’s Top 20 presented by Spire 1) Notre Dame Golden Domers blew open a 3-3 game with Syracuse, building a 10-5 lead at halftime. They led 13-7 after three quarters but took their foot off the gas pedal in a 14-12 victory. A […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: March 25th, 2024

My Top 20 presented by SPIRE Lacrosse, always a treacherous exercise. Quint Kessenich’s Top 20 presented by Spire 1) Notre Dame Golden Domers took the weekend off. I spoke with Irish scorer Jake Taylor on the Quintessential Podcast this week. I enjoyed this conversation. Syracuse is at Notre Dame on Saturday at 2pm on the […]