Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: March 4th, 2024

My Top 20 presented by SPIRE Lacrosse, always a treacherous exercise. Quint Kessenich’s Top 20 presented by Spire 1) Denver Pios holding pocket aces, wins over Johns Hopkins and Cornell. A 5-5 tie ballooned into a 15-6 win holding Lemoyne to one goal in the second half. Do I think Denver is the best team? […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: Feb 26, 2024

My Top 20 presented by SPIRE Lacrosse, always a treacherous exercise. Quint Kessenich’s Top 20 presented by Spire 1) Duke Devils (4-0) wrapped up February with a 23-7 Friday blowout win over Jacksonville. The Dolphins had won each of the past two meetings with Duke. Not this year. Brennan O’Neill has 28 points after four […]

The Power of Humility

We anticipate encountering mammoth egos. The expectation is for arrogance and entitlement. What you actually end up getting is the complete opposite. The jerks, narcissists and bad apples have been weeded out on their way up the lacrosse food chain to the PLL. Like insufficient skill, or being too slow, being selfish or a ‘non-team […]

Best Lacrosse Players Who Never Played MLL or PLL

best lacrosse players who never played in the MLL or PLL

With the PLL season finished and colleges knee deep in fall ball, we figured now is as good a time as any to dive into the vault and look at some legends of the game. While lax fans today are familiar with the Powells, the Gaits, Tom Schreiber, and Rob Pannell, there’s a large number […]

Pro Lacrosse Roundup : Baltimore Edition

Premier Lacrosse League action on Saturday afternoon from Johns Hopkins saw the Archers lock up a playoff appearance with an overtime win over the Atlas. Tom Schreiber found net with a righty rip running off a two-man game at the top of the arc. Schreiber was 0-1 the first 3 Quarters. Canned the last 2 […]

PLL Returns to Minneapolis

I’m staying in downtown Minneapolis two blocks from Target Field and with the Orioles in town playing the Twins, our group of Drew Carter, Dana Boyle, stat man Russ Dlin, joined ESPN radio baseball announcer Mike Couzens on Friday night for some MLB. I hadn’t been to a game in a dozen years and Major […]

Worlds is About Growing the Game

Sandwiched somewhere between three Team USA wins and two close loses by the Haudenosaunee, I experienced a World Championship transformational moment. Sometimes this event is less about the action on the field and more about the gathering of international participants and the games global advocates. Frank Kelly of FCA Lacrosse introduced me to a pair […]

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, […]

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 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: February 20, 2023

Army beat Rutgers. Cornell had to fight for the full 60 minutes at Albany. Penn and Loyola held serve. Manhattan shocked Navy. Brown fell to Quinnipiac. Harvard got torched for 20 goals in the first half. Queens picked up their first D1 win on Sunday defeating Hampton. So far, 2023 is unpredictable, high scoring and […]