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 […]

Quint Kessenich’s Top 20: February 6, 2023

I can’t remember a year that features so many championship caliber teams. Usually, it’s a small elite handful of three to six teams who could go the distance. In 2023, I could argue that the lead peloton is ten or twelve deep. It’s February, so let’s not rush to judgement. 2022 is ancient history. It […]

Quint Kessenich’s 2023 New Year’s Lacrosse Resolutions

Quint Kessenich sits down and gives his New Year’s lacrosse resolutions for the upcoming year. Make groundballs your No.1 priority in 2023. Resolve to not pick up greasers from the end line. Goalies, make this the year you stop allowing inside pipe goals, and react to rebounds with urgency. Shooters resolve to remove the massive […]

Quint Kessenich’s Holiday Gift List

With Christmas right around the corner, Quint Kessenich gives us an inside look into his gift list this holiday season. Santa Quint is looking to spread some joy to the lacrosse community as the snow begins to hit the ground. For Coaches – A Jon Gordon authored book under your tree Premier Lacrosse League – […]

2023 College Lacrosse Sleeper Players

Inside lacrosse released it’s Top 50 Men’s Players for 2023 recently. Last week, I published Snubs from the Inside Lacrosse Top 50 Men’s Players For 2023. This list featured great players who did not make the cut for the Top 50. I hosted IL’s Terry Foy and Matt Kinnear on the Quintessential Lacrosse Podcast and […]

Best of the Quintessential Lacrosse Podcast

Lacrosse All Stars produces a weekly podcast, the Quintessential Lacrosse Podcast. Catchy name right? I host and speak with different personalities that include college coaches, pro players, PLL coaches, women’s stars, and media members. The weekly episodes are 30 minutes in length, and are uploaded to just about anywhere you can find podcasts. This week’s […]

The Division 1 Lacrosse Fall Ball Experience

Every Division 1 college lacrosse team has identical goals for fall ball. The physical piece stems from the weight room and is extremely important in the fall for injury prevention, athletic growth, confidence, and team building. Teams are looking to improve individual speed, install team schemes, build team chemistry, assimilate the freshmen, experiment with player […]

2022 PLL Recap: The Boys of Summer

Moments ago, the Waterdogs put an exclamation point on what was the greatest summer in the sports history, defeating the Chaos 11-9 in front of a robust crowd at Subaru Park and a national television audience on ABC. As I sat down behind the steering wheel to drive south after the 2022 PLL Championship, that […]