Ranking the Last Decade of D1 Lacrosse National Champions

Here we go again with the age-old question. Who’s the king of kings? Jordan or LeBron? Coke or Pepsi? In this article, we will try to rank the Division I Lacrosse National Champions from the last ten years and see who the alpha of all the alphas would be. Each of these teams demonstrated exceptional […]

Selection Sunday Predictions: NCAA Division 1 Lacrosse

We are coming down to the wire here with Selection Sunday for NCAA Men’s Division 1 Lacrosse only a few hours away. Some teams will control their tournament fate with how they finish their conference tournaments, while others will wait and see if the lacrosse gods and the selection committee will favor them. It’s been […]

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 […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: April 17, 2023

Drama in the ACC and near catastrophic losses in the Big East defined the weekend. Rivalry Week is here with Hopkins-Maryland and Army-Navy. The playoff picture is crystallizing with nine AQ’s and eight at-large’s. The gap between Notre Dame, Duke, Virginia and the rest of the country feels severe, although things can change in late […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: April 3, 2023

With Easter Sunday on tap this weekend, there’s a more robust schedule of Friday games. This is the best time of year. We’ve got four consecutive weeks of league play followed by conference tournaments during the first weekend of May, with the NCAA Tournament Selection Show on the evening of Sunday May 7. There are […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: March 27, 2023

Quint Kessenich covers lacrosse for the ESPN networks. His podcast drops every Thursday and can be listened to anywhere podcasts can be found. Twitter: @QKessenichInstagram: @quintekessenichFacebook: Quint KessenichLinkedIn: Quint Kessenich Quint Kessenich’s Top 20 20) Delaware The Hens (6-3) bounced back after a Sunday loss to Hopkins by defeating conference rival Hofstra 15-7. Tye Kurtz […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: March 20, 2023

We are beyond the era of early recruiting, that is the recruitment of eighth and ninth graders. The result being the big name programs have risen to the top. Look at the Top 10. It’s heavily Big Ten and ACC with the Ivy League sprinkled in next. The early recruiting trend buried more than one […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: March 13, 2023

What’s your why? When times get tough, or when things appear to be breaking your way, always stay grounded to your why. The wins will follow. Twitter: @QKessenichInstagram: @quintekessenichFacebook: Quint KessenichLinkedIn: Quint Kessenich Quint Kessenich’s Top 20 20) Dartmouth The Big Green are (4-0), one of just three unbeaten teams in the nation, holding wins over […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: March 6, 2023

There’s little debate at the top where Virginia, Notre Dame and Cornell should comprise every pollsters #1-3 in no specific order. The ultimately winning pack of one-loss chasers is large and difficult to categorize. So is the PLL playing indoors and the NLL playing outside. My poll is a combination of art and science. It’s […]

Notre Dame Is Legit: Week 3 Lacrosse Wall Ball

Wins matter. It’s only February. Wins matter. Conference play is only just beginning. Wins matter. The 2022 selection committee made a statement last year putting in six Ivy League teams in the NCAA Tournament and having only one ACC earn an at-large bid. Wins matter. The Big Ten and ACC received the message loud and […]

Virginia is HIM: Week 2 Lacrosse Wall Ball

Welcome to the Week 2 Lacrosse Wall Ball recap. Week 2 saw six Top 20 teams lose this weekend (Hopkin’s actually lost twice). Georgetown, Harvard, and Brown left Week 2 looking for the reset button and UMass-Lowell needing the number of a good personal injury lawyer. Maryland and Syracuse didn’t make the list this week […]