Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: Feb 12, 2024

We jump into the storm with February rankings, my Top 20 presented by SPIRE Lacrosse, always a treacherous exercise. Love the enthusiasm and spirit that we witnessed this past weekend. The momentum and trajectory of men’s lacrosse is booming. Quint Kessenich’s Top 20 presented by Spire 1) Duke Devils are 2-0 after defeating High Point […]

2023 Fall Review

Autumn events are finishing up as the leaves age red to orange, fluttering in the breeze. Get out your rake. Fall is over, Winter is coming. That means the regular season is also creeping near. Just 15 weeks until real games. Three months before the winter portion of the schedule begins. What am I hearing? […]

Who won the transfer portal?

Unlike recent years when Rutgers and Notre Dame were clear-cut winners in the lacrosse transfer portal, this cycle’s crown is more tricky to quantify at the moment. Transfers are the new normal in college athletics. Florida State and Colorado football are two national stories and two programs that upgraded significantly during the offseason. Regardless of […]

Defending the Invert

Defending the invert offense requires a coordinated team effort, effective communication, and an understanding of defensive principles. It can be very similar to how you play a two man game, but there are differences to be aware of. The invert offense involves an attackman or midfielder initiating the offense from behind the goal. This is […]

2024 Men’s Tewaaraton: The Early Favorites?

Who are the favorites for the 2024 Men’s Tewaaraton? While the end of summer is rapidly approaching, it’s never too early to look ahead. 2023 was an epic year for a lot of reasons, and on paper 2024 looks to be even better. Notre Dame returns the bulk of its championship team, while Duke has […]

23 Takeaways from the 2023 College Lacrosse Season

The 2023 college lacrosse season was remarkable in so many ways. A brand new champion was crowned, young programs made significant steps, and shockingly there was more controversy surrounding the current rules of the game. All in all, the game is as strong as it’s ever been and the 2023 college season has set us […]

Ranking the 2023 NCAA D1 Lacrosse Tournament Helmets

As the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Lacrosse National Tournament captivates sports fans across the country, it’s not just the thrilling gameplay and remarkable athleticism that catch the eye. The teams’ lacrosse helmets, are on full display with distinctive designs and colors. These helmets not only serve as essential protective gear for the players but also […]

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 […]

Breaking Down the 2023 Men’s and Women’s Tewaaraton Finalists

The Tewaaraton Award is an annual award given to the most outstanding lacrosse player in college lacrosse, both on the men’s and women’s sides. It is considered the most prestigious individual award in the sport of lacrosse. The selection process involves a committee that evaluates the candidates’ performance, statistics, impact on their team, and contributions […]

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 […]

Notre Dame Takes the Crown: D1 Men’s Lacrosse Championship Recap

In a highly anticipated clash between two lacrosse powerhouses, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish showcased their defensive prowess and offensive firepower to secure a resounding victory over the Duke Blue Devils in the Division 1 Men’s Lacrosse National Championship. From the opening faceoff to the final whistle, Notre Dame displayed unwavering control and determination, shutting […]

Notre Dame Takes Down Virginia: D1 Men’s Lacrosse Semifinal Recap

The lacrosse world was treated to a captivating showdown as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish collided with the Virginia Cavaliers in a high-stakes battle for a spot in the NCAA D1 Men’s Lacrosse National Championship. In a contest filled with suspense and exhilarating moments, it was Notre Dame who prevailed in a nail-biting overtime victory, […]