Welcome to San Diego

The road to San Diego began with a Flight Tuesday at 12:45pm delayed about thirty minutes, landing on the west coast in late afternoon. Wednesday I hit the gym, then the beach with my daughter. We found a little dive taco spot in La Jolla up from Windansea Beach for lunch and met Anish later […]

Quint Kessenich’s 2023 PLL Columbus Takeaways

The PLL was in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend, more than twenty years after the MLL’s Baltimore Bayhawks demolished the Lizards 21-13 at Columbus Crew Stadium in front of 5,500 people, claiming the 2002 league title. Mark Millon, face-off ace Paul Cantabene, and Gary Gait led the destruction. For Long Island it was a bad […]

Quint Kessenich’s 2023 PLL Charlotte Takeaways

With the PLL games being in Charlotte this past weekend, I flew down on Thursday night with my 13-year-old daughter. For the professional traveler, there is no greater torture than flying with a neophyte. I fly a lot for work, not quite every week, and have become efficient and streamlined while navigating the roads and […]

Quint Kessenich’s 2023 PLL Albany Takeaways

The 2023 PLL kicked off the past weekend in Albany, NY. The most interesting aspect of the eight Friday practices was watching Mike Pressler, the former Head Coach at Ohio Wesleyan, Duke, Bryant, and now the PLL Atlas. Pressler admitted he hadn’t been this nervous in 10 years but seemed at ease with his team, […]

Quint Kessenich’s 2023 Championship Weekend Takeaways

Notre Dame graduate transfers made the difference in May. Brian Tevlin (Yale), Jack Simmons (Virginia), Chris Conlin (Holy Cross), and Chris Fake (Yale) were key figures in the Irish semifinal and Memorial Day wins. Tevlin delivered the game-winner on Saturday against Virginia and scored the critical 8-7 goal on Monday after Duke had clawed back […]

D1 Men’s Lacrosse Championship Weekend Preview 

You can catch all the D1 Men’s Lacrosse Championship Weekend action on ESPN and ESPN2 this weekend. If you’re on the move, the games can be seen on your device on ESPN+. Join Anish Shroff, Paul Carcaterra, and myself for the semifinals live. Our statistician Russ Dlin will be working his 22nd consecutive D1 Men’s […]

Quint Kessenich’s 2023 NCAA D1 Lacrosse Tournament Quarterfinals Reaction

The second-round of the 2023 NCAA D1 Men’s Lacrosse Tournament is officially in the books. The bracket is set for the Semifinals, but how exactly did this past weekend pan out? Virginia vs. Georgetown The Cavalier’s defensive coverage impacted Georgetown’s shot selection in the second half of their 17-14 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament win on Saturday […]

Quint Kessenich’s 2023 NCAA D1 Lacrosse Tournament Quarterfinals Preview

The NCAA D1 Lacrosse Tournament Quarterfinals is the payoff round. Six of the eight participants didn’t qualify for last year’s NCAA Lacrosse Tournament. Duke, Michigan, Army, Penn State. Johns Hopkins, and Notre Dame were all spectators last May. Duke vs. Michigan Date: Saturday, May 20 Location: Albany Stream: ESPNU Time: 12:00 pm Commentators: Chris Cotter […]

Quint Kessenich’s 2023 NCAA D1 Lacrosse Tournament First-Round Reaction

The first-round of the 2023 NCAA D1 Men’s Lacrosse Tournament is officially in the books. The bracket is set for the Quarterfinals, but how exactly did this past weekend pan out? Richmond (8) at Virginia (17) A lightning delay in the first quarter combined with a monsoon made for soggy, water-logged, and slippery conditions. It […]

Quint Kessenich’s Reaction: 2023 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament

You’re all 0-0 now. New season. 17 teams comprise the 2023 NCAA Men’s Division 1 lacrosse tournament. Here are some details on when these games will be played. The play-in game will take place on Wednesday May 10 First round games are on campus at the higher seed on May 13 and 14. They will be […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: May 1, 2023

Welcome to May. Conference championship Week is here. 40 teams vying for nine automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament. Just getting to this point is an achievement for some. For others it’s merely a step on the road to bigger goals. When the confetti settles, watch the NCAA Tournament Selection Show on Sunday May 7th at […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: April 24, 2023

Hammer time. I’m astounded by Penn State, Army, and Johns Hopkins. Who could have predicted their rise? Growth and improvement are difficult to quantify. What’s the deal with Ohio State, Rutgers, Syracuse. and North Carolina? Feels like the bubble is shrinking every week as teams fail to cash in. Manhattan (10-4) clinched the top seed […]