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May 14, 12:00 PM ET
Chat with Quint Kessenich

Quint Kessenich
  (2:22 PM)

Welcome everybody. The sweet 16 starts on Saturday with four games and four more on Sunday, all will be televised on the Espn networks in HD.

Patrick Throckmorton (Winchester,Virginia)

Is Notre dame one of the favorites to win it this year ?

Quint Kessenich
  (11:03 AM)

Good morning everybody. Great day to be a lacrosse fan. The four favorites would have to be Cuse, Cornell, JHU and ND....as they are seeded. Weather may be an issue today, hearing not ideal conditions in Baltimore (rainy, dark), and South Bend (shocker).

Patrick Throckmorton (Winchester,Virginia)

Even though UVA has struggled this year they always seem to go far in the tourney, what do you think their chances of winning it and if they met up with Duke again could they prevail over them ?

Quint Kessenich
  (11:06 AM)

UVA made a wickedly quick departure in 2007. They have their hands full this weekend with Bucknell and then the winner of Cornell/Hartford. A rematch with Duke is so far on the horizon I'd rather not discuss it until it happens.

Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)

Who do you think will be the 2011 National Champions in College Lacrosse?

Quint Kessenich
  (11:09 AM)

I have eight picks this week. I don't look that far into the future. Noon Hofstra at Hopkins is big. I think ND will throttle Penn at 2:30 on ESPNU. Duke may have some goaltending issues tonight...we will see. And then Cornell will try to pound Hartford at 7:30 on the U.

michael (north east, MD [via mobile]

can hopkins return to glory this season with a national title

Quint Kessenich
  (11:10 AM)

Can they beat Hofstra today at noon? ESPN2That's a more pertinent question.

James (Scranton)

What does Penn have to do to upset Notre Dame?

Quint Kessenich
  (11:15 AM)

Throttle David Earl and Zach Brenneman and manufacture goals outside of 6 on 6 scenarios.

larry (villanova)

how do yo think villanova will do in the tourny

Quint Kessenich
  (11:18 AM)

They are underdogs in Denver but if Kevin Cunningham plays, they have a shot.

Clark (Syracuse, NY)

Is it safe to assume that if Syracuse doesn't win the national title this season that their season was a complete failure? Who is your pick to take home the trophy this year?

Quint Kessenich
  (11:28 AM)

Failure is a word I like to avoid. If they don't make the semifinals and Baltimore, it will be a disappointing year. I think Cuse will be ready to play Sunday night, with memories of the Army upset on their minds.

Paul (Delaware)

Do you think Delaware can beat Duke?

Quint Kessenich
  (11:34 AM)

I'd give them a 30% chance of the upset.Delaware has athletic midfielders.An excellent senior class.A flashy goalie in Noah Fossner.But their defense ball watches, they turn the ball over too much, and their specialty units are abysmal.

Quint Kessenich
  (11:47 AM)

Getting set up in the studio for a 12 noon hit.Hopkins and Hofstra chirping pre game.These two teams dislike one another.Couple of key:Great match ups between face off men and goalies. Something has to give....

Quint Kessenoch
  (12:07 PM)

How about John Antoniades? Pride faceoff win to a quick goal :06 in.

Sean (California)

There are twon times of the year that stir the blood. In the fall, for the hunt, and now for lacrosse. LETS GO BIG RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quint Kessenich
  (12:21 PM)

7:30pm Saturday night hosting Hartford.Starting Rob Pannell, who I think is better than Crotty, Danowski, Leveille and Mikey.

Ryan D. (PA)

What does Hopins have to do to get on the board against Hofstra?

Quint Kessenich
  (12:25 PM)

Seems like it's turnover city so far. JHU must start using picks behind the net. None of their ball carriers can get a step.

zach (CT)

out of the 4 games today which do you think will be an upset if any?

Quint Kessenich
  (12:27 PM)

Chance for upsets today:Hofstra 40% chancePenn 10% chanceDelaware 30% chanceHartford 15% chance

Ryan Williams (Louisville, Ky)

From what the Regular Season has shown us, Are we gonna see the Big East in the championship again just like Norte Dame last year?

Quint Kessenich
  (12:32 PM)

Hard to look that far ahead.But the ACC isn't as strong this year.Cornell looks tough.JHU struggling right now.

Scott Dede (philadelphia pennsylvania)

Does anyone have any chance of beating 'Cuse in the dome, or will they just roll into the Final Four and win it all again?

Quint Kessenich
  (12:33 PM)

Cuse should roll on Sunday, I like their chances. After that we will see.

Rick Jenness (Seattle)

Quint!! You need to give some love to one of your own.. The reason Dolente is dominating at FO this year is that JHU hired Jamison Koesterer as Assistant Coach this past summer. Jamison just retired from the Washington Stealth and was the #1 FO guy in the NLL. He's a former JHU FOGO who played with Rabil &Kyle harrison.. Tell the guys at Homewood to give the guy some credit... Seattle will love you for it..

Quint Kessenich
  (12:36 PM)

Dolente's improvement can be traced to rules change to "Down, set, whistle" and Jamison, his new asst coach.

DB (Richmond va)

who would you say is the best goalie ever in college lacrosse and who is the best right now?

Quint Kessenich
  (12:38 PM)

Larry Quinn.John Galloway of Syracuse right now.Austin Kaut of PSU and Jamie Faus of Denver are two freshmen who could be tremendous down the road.

Joe (Maryland)

Should lacrosse go to a shot clock??

Quint Kessenich
  (12:40 PM)

Not yet.Fix the sticks.

Justin (Annapolis/Tampa)

1. I have noticed in the last few years that players use their "off" hand less than they did and when I learned. Is that just me, or is this true?2. Is warding off ever called anymore, or did the definition change? I don't think I've seen it called once this season!Thanks!! ...and go hop!!

Quint Kessenich
  (12:45 PM)

In pressure situations you have to make the play...so many coaches don't care what hand you use. But I know my chances are much better with my right hand.Some of the best players in lacrosse history were one handed:Dave HuntleyPaul and Gary GaitTom MarechekEven current players like Kevin Crowley and Jordan McBride and Tim Goetellman are one handed.

Ryan Williams (Kentucky)

Does the Big East have the better chance of Returning to Baltimore for the NCAA Title

Jake (chi town) [via mobile]

If hofstra wins do they have a real shot at the title?

Quint Kessenich
  (12:48 PM)

Worry about today.

maggie (baltimore)

Whats the score

Quint Kessenich
  (12:49 PM)

4-2 JHU

George Sippel (Illinois)

The great debate how can a School U of Maryland located in the hotbed of Lacroose not have won a Championship in over 30 years? I was a JV player in HighSchool...Many great teams, players and coaches over the years. Championship weekends played in college park in the past also???

Quint Kessenich
  (12:53 PM)

I will take the blame for their failure in 1987.

Jerry Fairbrother (Chesterfield,MI)

Whats your take on the Bratton's situation, Will Virginia even stand a chance?Do you think Michigan will impact Division I lacrosse when they make the jump?

JT (Syracuse)

Quint, I think Penn has a better shot than you think. ND hasn't been lighting it up latelyGo Quakers!

Quint Kessenich
  (12:54 PM)

Penn won't score 6.

Ryan Williams (Kentucky)

As for starting rounds wise, Are there any teams to look out for that havent been talked about much?

Quint Kessenich
  (12:56 PM)

Nova could be dangerous.Bucknell too.

zach (ky)

what does hofstra need to do to upset 3 seeded hopkins

Quint Kessenich
  (1:01 PM)

Handle the picks and roll better on defense.Convert scoring chances by hitting the net.Score unassisted goals, Hopkins isn't sliding to everybody.Win some faceoffs

Jon Cervi (Pennsylvania)

What do you think of the Hopkins helmets from Cascade for the first round?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:05 PM)

I prefer the buckets from the 70s and 80s with the black and white and blue panels on the upper part of the helmet. Blue jays are a gorgeous animal, but that helmet doesn't capture the natural splendor of the bird.

Brick,NJ [via mobile]

Cuse's chances to win it this year? What obstacles might slow them down to reach the finals

Quint Kessenich
  (1:16 PM)

Lack of offensive penetrators.

DB (VA)

who is going to win the tewaaraton?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:18 PM)

Rob Pannell of Cornell.

Jake (Chicago)

Seems like holding the ball too long on an offensive attack lets the D seal up. Two quick goals in 23 seconds deems a shot clock pointless especially in the Hopkins Hofstra game so far.

Quint Kessenich
  (1:19 PM)

Sometimes the game resembles college basketball before the shot clock era.

deeb (israel)

what makes jesse schwartzman soooo good?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:20 PM)

He fills up the net.

Jane (Annapolis, MD)

If MD can beat ND, how far can MD go?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:21 PM)

Maryland plays UNC. Maryland can beat ND????

Tyler Gozdor (Detroit, MI)

Quint, how big do you think Michigan will have an impact on Division I lacrosse and if it will improve the competition at the highschool level in michigan

Quint Kessenich
  (1:22 PM)

It could be the biggest story in the last 20 years.

zach (ky)

and does nd have a chance to beat penn and move on?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:23 PM)

I just can't see Penn scoring.

ML (denver)

Can you tell what Antonides is being called for? It looks like he's got his head leaning, or is he just going early?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:28 PM)

He looked like he was leaning...oh boy..now he is on the line. Discipline is key for faceoff men.

Bray (Kansas)

how do you become a big recruit from a small town

Quint Kessenich
  (1:29 PM)

Play great and recruiters will find you.

James (North Carolina)

How does the Tar Heels future look? In the NCAA Tourney and the next few years?

Logan (New York)

Can Hofstra win? If they win they should dedicate the win to the late Nicholas Colleluori. Your thoughts?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:38 PM)

Hofstra is down 3 in the fourth and not looking very good.

Mat (St. Paul MN)

Hey Quint, i listen to the podcast every week, great job. As an alum of DU i'm wondering what you feel the odds are that my boys will make it to championship weekend? Do you think they would be able to get through Hopkins if thats their matchup next weekend?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:40 PM)

Pioneers are a slight 2 goal favorite this weekend and then they will be a slight dog next week at Hofstra against JHU or the Pride.

ryan (calvert county marlyand)

In your opinion,which team has the toughest bracket?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:41 PM)

Maryland.First round game at North Carolina. Syracuse awaits.

Jack (NY)

What do you think the chances are that Maryland upsets North Carolina?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:42 PM)

Game is a pick em. A lot depends on the health of Joe Cummings and Grant Catalino.

tanner and charlie (ny)

whos better john hopkins of cornell?

Hays Nash (engelwood colorado)

what will denver have to do to beat vilinova

Quint Kessenich
  (1:44 PM)

Continue to win faceoffs and shoot a high percentage.Guard Kevin Cunningham and Jack Rice.Get a big day from Mark Matthews.

Tyler (Detriot)

How dangerous do you believe Michigan could be in 5 years?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:45 PM)

Could be a Top 20 team in five years.

Jerry Fairbrother (Chesterfield,MI)

Will Virginia last in the tournament without the Bratton brothers?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:47 PM)

Cavs may be better without them if you think their 11-2 win over Penn was impressive. Addition by subtraction.

jalen (georgia)

with JHU and Hofstra clicking on and off, do you think either team would make it to the final four?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:49 PM)

Hopkins on a seven game win streak. Offense is clicking. Dolente gives them a faceoff edge and possession margin on then plus side. Defense is well prepped and solid. Jays are a threat and will be favored in the first and second rounds.

Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)

Which Ivy League College Lacrosse Players has played in Major League Lacrosse?

James (Kansas)

do you think sryacuse has a chance to win the title, Or who do you think has it in them

Logan (New York)

What does hofstra have to do to win? If they win they should dedicate the win to the late Nick Colleluori. your thoughts?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:52 PM)

Hofstra looks like they just figured out they are going to lose.Effort on that last extra man was poor.Hopkins resting Dolente now after he went 12-19 at the dot.

Charley Spruce (allegany indian reservation)

Do you think its time for NCAA to implement a shot clock? many of the games i have watched this year seem to just drag on because of all the substitutions.

Quint Kessenich
  (1:53 PM)

Agreed.But first fix the sticks. Pockets are too deep and heads to narrow, ball retention is too easy and hurts defense and transition.

Jake (Chi Town)

Seems like if you hold the ball to long in the offensive zone the D settles in and seals up. Hopkins 2 goals in :23 goes to show thats how you gotta score in this game.

Quint Kessenich
  (1:54 PM)

Hofstra only one goal since halftime and that was Sorichetti on the emo.

alex (nj)

why are laxers generally so unathletic?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:56 PM)

They are more athletic than MLS players....not as athletic as NFL or NBA though.

jalen (georgia)

what does Hartford need to do to be another underdogand work their way into the second round

Quint Kessenich
  (1:58 PM)

Win every face-off and limit Rob Pannell.

Sean (Ohio)

Could Denver win it all this year? How?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:58 PM)

Can they beat Nova?

ryan (maryland)

Which team has the toughest bracket?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:59 PM)

MD and UNC

Sean (Ohio)

I am a 7th grader and I am wondering if you have any tips for me as an attackman?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:01 PM)

Throw the ball against the wall for an hour a day working on your skills.

jalen (georgia)

with the brattons not playing right now for UVA, how do you expect UVA to adjust and be a final four contender?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:03 PM)

They'll slow the tempo.Rely on Stanwick, Bocklet, Briggs and Haldy.Mix and match zone and man defense.Hope Adam Ghitelman plays well and fight for 50% of the faceoffs.Chemistry is better now.

alex (nj)

i am being courted by duke, unc, uva, and johns hopkins. advice?

Carlton (York, PA)

i know the ACC is down a little this year, but how did UVA and UNC get seeded over Maryland, considering Maryland won the ACC tourney and UVA lost 4 of their last 6?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:11 PM)

Terps SOS was weak.Bad loss to Colgate.ACC tournament means as much as regular season wins.

glen miles (California)

Can you believe that Navy thinks there is a better option than Richie Meade?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:14 PM)

Hi Glen. It's a shame. Richie completely fit that place perfectly. Hopefully he lands on his feet.

Jalen (atlanta georgia)

With JHU's underdog style and not having that many star players, can JHU get it together and win the championship?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:16 PM)

One at a time.JHU will be favored by a goal or two next week regardless of whether it's Villanova or Denver.

Jalen (atlanta georgia)

with michigan starting a program do you think this will push southern football powerhouses to go D1 in lacrosse also? and what will it take for Cuse to win?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:19 PM)

What does Michigan have to do with southern football schools? The question is more relevant in the Big Ten.

ML (denver)

Interesting. It looked like the official gave the Hofstra fogo a chance to correct something on that last fo. Is that normal?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:20 PM)

This year yes. I think the officials are doing a great job of trying to make sure there is a faceoff, and giving the guys an opportunity to realign without the illegal procedure call.

Michael (Pittsburgh, PA)

What do you think about that goalie check on Hofstra? I saw the ref didn't pull out the flag until the Hopkins player fell down.

Quint Kessenich
  (2:22 PM)

I thought the refs did OK except for the JHU push that wasn't called, and Castranova scored.

Tommy Washington (Fairfax, va)

What do you think about the firing of Navy's Richie Meade?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:36 PM)

It upsets me.

Ben (New York)

Do you think Brian Karalunas is more deserving than Joel White to be a Tewaarton Trophy finalist?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:38 PM)

Yes. Karalunas has had a better year than White in my opinion...seems like White being rewarded for his career achievements.My top five would be:PannellBoltusKaralunasMark MatthewsJohn Galloway

Mike (Ohio)

Do you think they would extend the bracket.

Quint Kessenich
  (2:44 PM)

No. With 61 teams in Div I lacrosse a 16 team bracket is perfect. Six automatic qualifiers and ten at-large seems right to me.

mike (southeast)

what will it take for teams like mercer in GA to become competitive in the NCAA Tournament?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:45 PM)

Scholarships.Coaching staffs.Recruiting.

Jake (long island ny [via mobile]

What are carolinas chances for the semis this year

Quint Kessenich
  (2:46 PM)

12.5% likelihood

Horace (Darien, CT)

Virginia isn't looking great right now, especially eying Cornell in round 2. What do you think of the team's chemistry/dynamic with Shamel Bratton gone and Rhamel suspended? What are the Whaoos chances this year? How much does the win against Penn without the Brattons boost their confidence?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:48 PM)

Cavs will answer your questions on Sunday against Bucknell.While I'm encouraged by their win over Penn 11-2...Penn lost their following game to Harvard and trail ND right now 2-0.

John (Cape Cod)

How did Penn make the tournament over several other bubble teams?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:52 PM)

Beat Duke and Bucknell in February and early March.Looking like they won't score today.

Jake (ny) [via mobile]

What are Tufts chances of repeating?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:54 PM)

They have the best color combination in D3

jeff (nj)

With the firings of Coach Meade and Coach Seaman do you see any other coach on the hot seat this offseason?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:55 PM)

I think we may be done for 2011.

Ryan Williams (Louisville, Ky)

From the looks of it, Johns Hopkins is goign to next round. Where does Hopkins need to improve on from today's game

Quint Kessenich
  (2:58 PM)

When was the last time Hopkins played a really good offensive team?Hofstra? No dodgers.Army? No middiesLoyola? No athletesThey've given up goals to the talented teams...people forget how fortunate they were to beat VA and UNC and MD.

Alex (Boston)

Do you think any team in the tourney can stop Rob Pannell?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:00 PM)

Hopkins, ND and Syracuse (John Lade) could give Pannell some looks and schemes to slow him down.Pannell averaging 4.58 points per gameMikey Powell avg 4.45Matt Ward avg 3.13Mike Leveille 3.22Matt Danowski 4.28

Jake(ny) [via mobile]

Im going into my JV season next year and do you have any tips for getting more playing time as a defender

Quint Kessenich
  (3:02 PM)

Work on your stick work and hour a day against a wall. Throw cross field passes. Do one on ones with an offensive dodger. Lift weights. Run. Keep working on your footwork. Work hard and have fun

Bob (Georgia)

What will it take for teams like Mercer and Jacksonville to be competitive in the NCAA?

Jake (Charlotte, NC)

What are the rules for pulling the goalie? If a team where down could thier goalie take the ball coast to coast and play offence for a while? and one of the anouncers said that the goalie could only guard the ball if he comes out? is that true? becuase oftentimes i come out and guard the passing lanes and not the ball

Quint Kessenich
  (3:23 PM)

Each team is required to put a goalie stick on the field with a player wearing a chest protector and throat protector.He can play wherever he wants.

Andrew (Florida)

How much of a recovery do you think ND will make after losing there last 2 games?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:26 PM)

Up 8-5 now close to halftime.Hearing rain and weather issues in Duke.

Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)

When will be the 2011 MLL Draft?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:27 PM)

It was In January.Google it or go to www.majorleaguelacrosse.com

Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)

I was Just Wondering is the National Lacrosse League Affiliated with Major League Lacrosse?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:27 PM)

No.

Keith (STL)

How about the job Brian Brecht has done at Siena. Do you see their program continuing to rise?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:29 PM)

Brian is superb. Siena has become a dominant power in the MAAC.

Drew (Plano, TX)

In order to win an NCAA championship, is it better overall to have a great offensive team (like Duke last year) or a defensive team & goalie (like Notre Dame)? Also, can Duke repeat?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:35 PM)

Balance is preferred.Duke has goalie issues.Syracuse is the favorite.

John Lagrutta (Tampa Bay, Florida)

Quint, did I read correctly earlier that you think Rob Pannell is better than Mike Powell? I would love for you to discuss your thoughts in detail on this matter...

Quint Kessenich
  (3:38 PM)

82 points is a lot more than 64 that Mikey had during his junior year. Pannell is a better leader. Better passer. Powell was quicker and faster but Pannell much stronger in his thighs and calves and dodges with patterns that are better choreographed than Mikey. Pannell doesn't have the supporting cast that Mikey did.

Jack Johnson (Mendham, NJ)

I agree with the earlier post questioning Rob Pannell/Mike Powell, to add to the question, I think the state of the game atleast defensively has weakened severely since the early 2000's, you don't see dominant defensemen (i.e Brodie Merrill-Damion Davis-Sol Bliss) anymore. Although that has much to do with the parity that has developed in the game, I believe Powell was the most dynamic player we'll ever see in college lacrosse. Your thoughts?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:39 PM)

I wouldn't agree with any of that.Defenses are so much better now than five or ten years ago.Powell will be a Hall of Famer, as will Pannell.

Martin (New York)

Quint, will Pannell win the Tewaaraton if Cornell looses the tournament?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:40 PM)

Yes.

Taylor Mulligan (Syracuse, NY)

Mike Powell won 2 national championships, and averaged 4.3 PPG in his 7 final 4 game appearances. Although Rob Pannell has 2 years left, he has averaged only 2PPG and never advanced to the championship game. I think it is way to early to call Rob Pannell a better player than the games all time best, Michael Powell.

Quint Kessenich
  (3:44 PM)

Pannell is averaging 4.58 pts per game.He is having a better year than any Mikey ever had.

EJ ('Nova, PA)

How does Brian Karalunas get left off the Tewaaraton final list? I watched him live shut down Cuse and he made Joel White look like a rookie learning how to play LSM.

Quint Kessenich
  (3:44 PM)

Injustice

Jake (Ny) [via mobile]

What was your most memorible moment at Hopkins

Quint Kessenich
  (3:45 PM)

Beating Syracuse in1989.

brandon(albany) [via mobile]

Why exactly is shamel and rammel suspended?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:46 PM)

Insidelacrosse.com or Baltimore SUN can get you those answers. Since when am I google?

Brady (MD)

you think N.C will do any damage

Quint Kessenich
  (3:47 PM)

Damage to what?

Brandon (Iowa City)

i think the denver/villanova game will be a great one. who do you think will come out on top in that game?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:50 PM)

Denver is a slight favorite based on home field advantage, face off man Chase Carraro and coach Bill Tierney. Nova hasn't looked as powerful without Kevin Cunningham.

Corey (New Jersey)

Watching the Roanoke-Gettysburg, and its pouring, Duke must be getting the same

Quint Kessenich
  (3:51 PM)

Raining hard in Durham. Field will be a mess.

Bill (Connecticut)

Who has been more influential to Cornell lacrosse success Max Seibald or Rob Panell?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:51 PM)

Right now Max. But Rob is just a junior and Cornell looks strong in 2011 and 2012.

Ryan (Maryland)

do you think jhu can win another championship this year

efflixer (lindenhurst,ny)

Quint, what is going on with Albany? Will they ever get back to glory year of 2007?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:01 PM)

Jays have a shot.

Brandon (Iowa City)

i have johns hopkins beating syracuse in the final in my bracket. smart?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:02 PM)

So far you are 1 for one.

brayton (pensylvannia)

how to u like syracuses chances for tomarow

Quint Kessenich
  (4:02 PM)

Cuse rolls on Sunday

Brandon (Iowa City)

who do you think will bring it home?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:04 PM)

My first round picks:JhuNdDukeCornUncVaDenvCuse

Corey (New Jersey)

do you get to follow the DIII tournament much while focusing on the primary dI work you do. Amherst score the biggest upset in any of the tournament so far with a win in Middlebury. I love seeing new teams making noise against the traditional powers, thats why i'm pulling with Stevens Tech over Cortland tonight

Quint Kessenich
  (4:05 PM)

I love D3 just don't have time to follow it closely.

aaron (so.md)

Does anyone think it will be a acc championship rematch?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:06 PM)

No.

Chris - Phoenix [via mobile]

I am traveling and missed most of the Hopkins game. How did Pierce Bassett do this morning? Is he better than you?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:08 PM)

Bassett had nine saves with five goals against. A very fine effort. Our styles are totally different...he is 6-3 and Im 5-9. He stays home...I got bored and liked to run and take chances.

Joe (Annapolis)

Quint, Thanks for being an awesoem ambassador for the game of lacrosse!! Besides Marquette and Michigan, what other schools are either adding DI programs or sweriously considering adding programs? thanks!!

Quint Kessenich
  (4:15 PM)

I would love to see Big Ten schools add lacrosse....and some in the Big East and ACC. UConn, Wake Forest, West Virginia and VaTech makes sense. The interesting thing about Marquette and Michigan - each school is using a different formula, Marquette using school money, UMich is trying to endow as much as possible through donors.

Brandon (Iowa City)

when will lacrosse come to the big ten

Quint Kessenich
  (4:16 PM)

Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan. Who is next? Michigan State?

clark salamie (oregon)

where is zach brenneman?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:17 PM)

I have him with 2,1 right now.Penn scoreless for 21 minutes.

zach (nj)

How many years will it take until Michigan will be a competitive program in D1.

Quint Kessenich
  (4:22 PM)

3 or 4 to get into the Top 30. Five or six to get into the Top 15.

Brandon (Iowa City)

Notre dame better hang on and win here quint

Quint Kessenich
  (4:24 PM)

Defense turned up the heat. Penn scoreless for over 25 minutes. Irish poised to advance.

Stephen (California)

Does Maryland have any chance of winning it all this year?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:25 PM)

Pre-season my final four picks were: SU, MD, VA and ND.So yes, MD is in the mix.

Chris (CT)

Does Denver have a shot at going all the way this year, and if not this year does it look like their program is building to be really big in the near future?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:29 PM)

When Princeton won in 1992 it shocked the lacrosse world. If Denver were a stock I'd be buying.

Drew (Plano, TX)

Whats up with Duke's goalie maybe not playing today?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:30 PM)

Dan Wigrizer out today, concussion.Mike Rock gets the start.He beat JHU and UNC in the 2010 ncaas.

Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)

Since the College Lacrosse Players were drafted by Major League Lacrosse in January do the Players Report to the MLL immediately after the NCAA National Championship Game?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:31 PM)

They can report when their season is over.Jeremy Boltus and Henderson of Army will play this wknd in MLL.

zach (ky)

what are the main things duke needs to do to keep from being upset and move on?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:32 PM)

Be patient on defense if Delaware stalls.Score in transition and don't let Delaware run.Shoot well vs a lefty Noah Fossner.

Mark (Princeton)

Whose the most creative/dynamic player of all time?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:33 PM)

Gary Gait

alex (roch)

quint, does hartford have a shot against cornell?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:34 PM)

Yes. If faceoff man Tim Fallon gets hot they will give the Big Red a scare.

ben (MD)

quint, do you pick and choose the questions you want to answer?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:35 PM)

Yes. I wish the SATS were that way.

Tom (New York)

Do you think anymore MCLA teams will jump up to D1 any time soon?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:35 PM)

BYU, Colorado State...that would be cool.

Jake(NY) [via mobile]

Any west coast teams turning D1 in the coming years?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:37 PM)

USC women.

AL (VALDOSTA, GA)

lax in HD ... works for me .... makes the game much easier to watch

Quint Kessenich
  (4:37 PM)

Oh yeah. Big difference.

Bob (New Hampshire)

Do you think Rhamel will stay at VA if reinstated?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:38 PM)

He is a senior. Let's see how Sunday works...is he dressed? Unlikely. I'm expecting him to be on the sideline in warm ups.

Drew (Plano, TX)

Quint, do you think you would be a dominate goalie in the NCAA game today as you were in 1989? As in most sports, athletes are now much bigger, stronger, faster, etc.?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:43 PM)

I ran four miles today in 29 minutes.

Ryan (Maryland)

im looking foward to the md vs nc game tomorow what game are you looking foward too this weekend

Quint Kessenich
  (4:53 PM)

Every game has potential to be electric. 480 minutes

Jake (NY) [via mobile]

Are all the championship games going to be televised

Quint Kessenich
  (4:58 PM)

All 15 NCAA games. In HD.Skycam for semis and finals.Skycam feed available live on espn3.com

Jake (NY) [via mobile]

Who has the most potential to win rookie of the year in the MLL

Quint Kessenich
  (4:59 PM)

Tough question right now.Let's see where everybody ends up.I think Joel White and David Earl will be better in the MLL than college.

RMS (Virginia)

Wow Quint you have some tough love for your alma mater. "Fortunate" to beat UVA unc and md? Yes very close games that could have gone either way. But same with loss at cuse. Different call in OT in that game and they might have been #1 seed. These are the kind of games you have to be able to win just like all those Princeton teams in the 90s and Hop in 05 and 07. Isn't it possible they are more than just lucky?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:01 PM)

They could have 5 losses...or 1 loss.

zach (ky)

hi quint can you give me a prediction on who you think will win between unc and md?

Hank Mardukas (NY NY )

Has there been a rule change on hitting? Teams rarely body check and when they do a flag is normally thrown.

Quint Kessenich
  (5:09 PM)

Yes. Contact with the head and neck off limits.

matt (boston)

quint, do you think the notre dame bracket is much stronger than the other one this year?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:11 PM)

Unlikely in the next three years.

Christina (NY)

What is happening with Duke's goalie situation? Does this have a huge impact on the outcome of the Duke/Delaware game and if Duke does beat Delaware, what does a goalie switch mean for the rest of the tournament?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:12 PM)

Wigrizer has a concussion.Lowell Galindo could play in net for Duke today.

Tom (Oneonta)

Will we be seeing more lacrosse teams from the western US playing D1 lacrosse?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:15 PM)

Hopefully the success at Denver will encourage other schools to try it. The game is booming at the high school level.

Brandon (Iowa City)

after notre dame wins this game, im 2 for 2 in my bracket quint. i have duke and cornell tonight

Quint Kessenich
  (5:18 PM)

Way to go! Keep it rolling.

Michael (New York)

For you what was it like going through the NCAA tournament.

Quint Kessenich
  (5:21 PM)

Exciting. Nerve wracking. Exhilarating. Heart breaking. Triumphant.

l (md)

my top ten all time1. gary gait2. john grant jr3. john tavares4. paul gait5. tom marecheck6. brodie merill7. connor gill8. casey powell9. ryan powell10. petrogood list?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:22 PM)

Canadian flavor.

Brian (Illinois)

How well do you see Villanova doing against Denver? How realistic is it that they potentially make a run deep into this tourney?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:25 PM)

Deep? Perhaps. They did play one goal games with Cuse and ND during the year. Duke pummeling Delaware 6-1 now.

Matt (Bethlehem, PA)

Do you have a sleeper team who could spring an upset or two in the tournament?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:26 PM)

Not really. I like the chalk.

n (md)

do you and petro not like each other?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:28 PM)

Coach Pietramala is terrific. But I work for all 61 teams, regardless of where I went to school. So I aim to be as fair as possible.

Drew (Plano, TX)

Must admit, you are in shape and have no doubt that you could still be a dominate goalie in todays NCAA championships! Do you think the overall NCAA players are better today or years ago?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:29 PM)

The stars are about the same, but the middle tier players now are much much better than they were in 1995-prior.

Ryan (Long Island)

Do you think the altitude in Denver could be an issue for Villanova tomorrow? If so, do you see the Committee taking that into consideration if Denver is a borderline seeded team in the future?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:36 PM)

Have you ever run at altitude? Thin air. Dry mouth. Lungs searing. From my studies it doesn't kick into effect until after 48 hours...read some stuff from track and field in relation to events at altitude. Denver is tough at home...as are the Broncos historically.

Matt (DC)

Do you think terps will go all the way

Quint Kessenich
  (5:55 PM)

I'm not focused on anything beyond today or tomorrow. You don't win a championship by worrying about memorial day. You win a title by winning today.

Matt (DC)

Who is your final 4? whos got a shot to crack into it

Quint Kessenich
  (5:58 PM)

Preseason I liked MD, Syracuse, Va and ND. With the brackets out...only three of those four can make it to Charm City.

Quint Kessenich
  (6:00 PM)

How about Delaware? Amazing run in the second quarter after they looked like toast.

Quint Kessenich
  (6:00 PM)

8-2 Duke is now 9-7. Hens scored four straight.

Max (Yorba Linda, CA)

do you think there will be a divison 1 school west of the mississippi any time soon

Quint Kessenich
  (6:05 PM)

I think somebody in Colorado would make sense because they could play Air Force and Denver without travel budgets being ramped up.

Jake Smith (Louisville, KY)

What advantages does a grass field offer over a turf field? I've always loved turf. It would just seem smarter to use it.

Quint Kessenich
  (6:07 PM)

Grass smells better. There is something about getting a grass stain rather than a turf burn.

Brendan (Baltimore)

Whats up with maryland, what is the chance it would be them and johns hopkins in baltimore for the national championship?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:09 PM)

That would be off the hook for sports fans in Baltimore. They'd sell 60,000 tickets.

Drew (Plano, TX)

Quint, are you sure Lowell could play goalie for Duke today? I dont understand why coaches don't play backup goalies more during the regular season! It always seems in so many sports that the packup athelete plays in NCAA tourn games and they have little or no regular season play. Same thing happeneed to Texas with Colt McCoy in NCAA football champ game.

Quint Kessenich
  (6:10 PM)

Mike Rock ain't Garrett Gilbert.Rock has five appearances this year, started two games against Presbyterian and Mercer...Your point is valid.

Alex (Boston)

What do you think Bucknell's chances are against Virginia tomorrow?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:12 PM)

40% chance of victory. Bucknell will score on Va...but how will they do in the middle of the field...can they get ground balls?

Tommy Shoemaker (Philadelphia)

After Delaware's big second quarter run, what do you think of their chances in the game?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:12 PM)

If Delaware can clean up their defense and make a few saves, they can win.

Jake Smith (Louisville, KY)

You're supposed to be on TV right now. How are you answering? ;)

Quint Kessenich
  (6:15 PM)

Multiple-tasking

josh (sterling heights,michigan)

do u think johns hopkins has a chance to go all the way

Quint Kessenich
  (6:16 PM)

The bigger question is whether Dave Pietramala and staff will hustle to BWI and fly to Denver to scout that game in person tomorrow...and then fly home Monday morning for practice...knowing Coach P. I think he is probably in the air as we speak

Quint Kessenich
  (6:18 PM)

Colorado State. BYU. Arizona.

Brendan (Baltimore)

Will Towson ever become an elite program? They can get the talent in the Towson area.

Quint Kessenich
  (6:21 PM)

Towson will consider: Paul Cantabene, Ed Stephenson, Leland Rogers, Bill Dwan, Brian Voelker, Gerry Byrne, Richie Meade and Dave Cottle.

Brendan (Baltimore)

Does Siena even have a chance to stop Cuse?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:21 PM)

I think the bigger issue is can Siena score on Syracuse?

Brendan (Baltimore)

Who is the youngest team in the tournament and whos the oldest?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:22 PM)

Hopkins starts 8 freshman + sophomores combined.Maryland, Syracuse and Notre Dame most veteran.

nick (FL)

do you think maryland can beat UNC then beat syracuse

Quint Kessenich
  (6:23 PM)

17.5% chance.

Alex (Boston)

As a fellow goalie what'd you do to get out of a slump?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:25 PM)

Great question!!!Had a couple of theories...I would often stay after practice and take shots for an hour...or go eat a ton of Chinese food.

Tim (Maryland)

What was the hardest shot to save as a goalie

Quint Kessenich
  (6:26 PM)

Offside hip. Or stick side bouncer.

Michael (Jacksonville, FL)

do you think florida will be he next lax power house

Quint Kessenich
  (6:28 PM)

At the high school level I think Florida is the new mega-hotbed and will only get better in the next ten years. More than 150 schools play lacrosse, great athletes, and the hs football coaches seem to let the kids play lacrosse before spring football starts in May.

Brendan (Baltimore)

In this tourament would u want to be Villanova traceling to Denver or Hartford who doesnt have to travel as far?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:30 PM)

I love LODO and Vail. Send me to Denver.

Brendan (Baltimore)

Playing lacrosse would u rather play on turf or on what cows can eat?(grass)

Quint Kessenich
  (6:31 PM)

Grass for sure.

Matt (Denver)

how do you think denver will be in the torny... could they lose to nova??

Quint Kessenich
  (6:33 PM)

Here is the deal...neither team has won a playoff game...so I'm not sure what to expect emotionally and technically from Nova or Denver. Unchartered waters.

Brendan (Baltimore)

Who could play lacrosse the best, Which major athelete from a different sport suceed in lacrosse.

Quint Kessenich
  (6:36 PM)

I like the NFL guys with lacrosse in mind. A cornerback playing midfield, a strong safety running midfield, an outside linebacker playing defense, and a slot back can play attack. Put the kicker in the net and we'd never lose.

Steven (Maryland)

do you think the title game could be a cuse hopkins rematch?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:38 PM)

I'm hesitant to look past this next fourth quarter. I just don't operate that way. Does Delaware have another run in them?

Brendan (Baltimore)

Which MLL lax player do the best in baseball which is one of the most bdifficult sport to play?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:39 PM)

Who is the slowest player in the MLL? Him.

mike (NYC)

Quint with all this young talent, is JHU preseason #1 next year?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:40 PM)

Maybe.Duke will be stacked...could get a key transfer.Cornell returns just about everybody.JHU looks loaded too.SU takes a big step backwards.UNC will be OK.MD loses a lot as does ND.

Bill (Maryland)

would you rather have a spot shooter attack man or a speedy attack man

Quint Kessenich
  (6:41 PM)

I like a mix of three distinct talents - speed, power, shooter, and you need a lefty righty balance.

Jake Smith (Louisville, KY)

Is it just me. or is it really cool when a longstick scores?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:42 PM)

Montelli to Conners. Sick. Duke practices shooting for defenders at least once a week, they all can rip it.

mike (NYC)

buddy wants to know if you've ever seen a d-man better than Petro

Quint Kessenich
  (6:45 PM)

No. Brodie Merrill a close second.

Nick (STL)

As a fellow goalie, how would you say the collegiate goalie game has changed between when you played and now?

Quint Kessenich
  (7:08 PM)

Faster shots now with modern sticks. Better coaching of schemes on offense. But better defensive schemes as well and more film. Its like hitting in baseball..it's never easy.

jeb (reading pa)

Player from other sport that you think would be good at lax?

Steve (PA)

LSM for ND Smith had 2 great assists today

Quint Kessenich
  (7:14 PM)

He ran well.

Bob (Norfolk, VA)

Because of the way Penn limped to the end of the season, I think 'Gate or Stony Brook (maybe even Harvard?) would have given the Irish a better game. Agree?

Quint Kessenich
  (7:19 PM)

To me Penn was deserving, just not playing well in May. I really thought they'd struggle to score today.

Greg (chicago)

when Duke and ND meet next game, what do you think are the key components for ND/Duke to come up with the win? Who would be your pick?

Quint Kessenich
  (7:23 PM)

Goaltending.Face-offs.Specialty conversions.As the week develops I will dig deeper.

Kevin (Baltimore)

Who do you think are the top choices for the head coach at Towson University Lacrosse?

Quint Kessenich
  (7:24 PM)

I posted some finalists earlier in the thread.

Drew (Plano, TX)

Quint, do you think the NCAA will put in a "shot clock" to speed up the game and keep the action moving? Poor teams can stay in the game and compete with a slow down game....

Quint Kessenich
  (7:24 PM)

Fix the sticks first...and if that doesn't work, add a 60 second shot clock.

Wilson (Boca FL)

Do you think it is hard for Florida players to get looked at by the big name schools... because it seems like they only take players from there area

Quint Kessenich
  (7:26 PM)

Maryland has two from Florida, Lake Brantley HS. St Andrews has sent dozens of kids to top programs including Lee Coppersmith of JHU.

Grant (VA)

Do you have any favorite to take over as Navy's head coach?

Tom (Oneonta)

Will we see more lacrosse games broadcasted on ESPN 2 and ESPN in the future? We don't get ESPNU at my college.

Quint Kessenich
  (7:28 PM)

Most of the games can also be seen on ESPN3.com

George (Chicago)

Do you see the Big East overtaking the ACC as the elite Conference in College Lacrosse

Quint Kessenich
  (7:29 PM)

No. Big East is veteran, ACC has young talent.

Drew (Plano, TX)

Is there testing for PED's at the NCAA or Major League level?

Quint Kessenich
  (7:29 PM)

Yes.

Kevin (Baltimore)

Who's in the running for the head coaching job at Towson University

Quint Kessenich
  (7:30 PM)

I posted potential candidates earlier on this thread.

Jake (NY) [via mobile]

Which QB and WR would be best at lax and which position would they play

Quint Kessenich
  (7:32 PM)

Ocho Cinco playing midfield.Julio Jones at longstick.Anquan Bolden on defense.

Jake (NY) [via mobile]

Does UD have a chance of winning the game

Quint Kessenich
  (7:41 PM)

Delaware is done. Hartford up 3-1 early.

George (Illinois)

Are you surprised by the current growth spurt of the sport at the DI and DIII levels despite tuff economic times???...I am but not surprised by the national growth at the High School level.

Quint Kessenich
  (7:44 PM)

D1 growth has been non-existent until Michigan and Marquette...and we haven't gotten the official Michigan announcement yet.

Drew (Plano, TX)

Outside of 1st round in LAX NCAA tourn, home field advantage or near approx. does not seem to matter as much in other NCAA sports. Any ideas why?

Quint Kessenich
  (7:46 PM)

I'm not sure what your question is....

Brandon (Iowa City)

3 for 3 quint! you gotta mention brandon in iowa city on the tv broadcast

Quint Kessenich
  (7:58 PM)

Everybody in America is 3 for 3.

Drew (Plano, TX)

Why in NCAA LAX does home field advantage play a bigger advantage as in other sports? DuKe lost ACC title to MD at home...CUSE has lost many big games at the dome..etc.

Quint Kessenich
  (7:59 PM)

1500 fans.Outdoors.Hoops fans breathing on court, and football has 75,000 plus fans

Grant (VA)

Why do you think Div I or III Lacrosse hasn't picked up any momentum in Texas NCAA?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:00 PM)

Title 9

Kirkie (NJ)

For being a goalie myself, I have trouble saving shots that are off side hip and I see that the college goalies have the same problem. Do you have any advice?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:02 PM)

Shift a half step to your offside to encourage shots to the stickside. Work against the wall on that shot, sometimes moving the stick over and sometimes getting it there underneath.

Brandon (San Diego)

How long will it take until lax becomes a nationwide popular sport?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:02 PM)

We are getting there, game doubling in size every five years.

Greg (Chicago)

key players for the Duke and Dame game? ( i had to wait for the last 20 seconds left in the game before posting this question, nerve wrecking).

Quint Kessenich
  (8:14 PM)

Duke looked tired late today.Their defense isn't stellar.They were outshot by Delaware 40-30 today.But shot the ball very very well 50%

P B (DE)

Do you think Delaware has a bright future in lacrosse?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:15 PM)

Depends what your definition of bright is.

Lucas (New York)

What does Siena have to do in order to beat Syracuse tommorow night?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:16 PM)

Groundballs.Shoot 35%Handle SU dodgers.Manufacture goals in all sorts of different ways.

Dawson (NC)

How many lax teams are in ACC?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:17 PM)

Four

Craig Eller (SF Bay Area)

Quint, Why is there a girls lacrosse stick on the screen behind you guys when reporting???

Quint Kessenich
  (8:17 PM)

Reporting from where?

Drew (Plano, TX)

Quint is correct. Texas is ALL about football and Title 9 is the other issue. I would think that Big 10 and Pac 12 would pick up this sport easily, but there are major problems with Title 9...Cal maybe giving up mens baseball and mens gymnastics..PAC 12 has other financial issues too...

Quint Kessenich
  (8:18 PM)

Plano has some good high school players - Tom Palesky of Army and Ross Gillum of Cornell.

Jack (Deleware)

Do you think that Fossner was disapointing for the blue hens today?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:21 PM)

Yes.Five saves and 15 goals against

Craig Eller (SF Bay Area)

On the pre game in the studio, the background has a girls stick next to the ncaa logo. My daughter caught it

Quint Kessenich
  (8:22 PM)

You are sharp! Yes it is

Michael (NC)

Whats a diamond and one?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:23 PM)

Like a box and one, except in the shape of a diamond.

lucy (ny)

what are hartford's chances to catch up?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:26 PM)

Tim Fallon isn't winning enough faceoffs, he is only at 5-5. An upset hinges on him winning 70%

Greg (Chicago)

i watched 3 games so far, on my fourth. SOME of the underdogs are giving the seeded teams a challange. do you agree? so far what one was your favorite game to watch. im guessing the delaware v.s. duke?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:28 PM)

Blue Hens showed courage, and stood toe-to-toe with Duke. I thought Duke shot their way out of trouble hitting 15 of 30 shots.

George (Chicago)

Baltimore MD or Long Island NY....where to the best highschool laxers come from....or should some other areas be metioned in the discussion?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:30 PM)

Four Tewaraton Finalists from NY this year right?WhitePannellBoltusStanwick- BaltimoreGalloway

George Milton (Denver)

What was your high school career like?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:38 PM)

Played at Lynbrook HS. On LI. We had very good teams, lost a heart breaker to Elmont in senior finale.

Ryan (Douglassville)

i was impresed with the young blue jays coming back from losing 0-2 in the first quarter. Only 1 other time did they not score in the first quarter.(against Princeton)

Quint Kessenich
  (8:39 PM)

They seemed taken back from Hofstra quick goal...but settled in.

Zach Bruch (Indiana )

Hey Quint what do you think about the University of Michigan being a NCAA D1 team next year?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:40 PM)

Hail to the Victors!

Craig Eller (SF Bay Area)

OK a big question here, our high school may make the NCS tournament this year and we will be a very low seed and will likely play a number one or two seed. We are a young slower defending team and have just learned a zone playing the two triangle zone, should this be the best zone against a much faster and better team?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:41 PM)

You can borrow zones from hoops, there's some good stuff online about Syracuse 2-3 zone and the 1-3-1 zones you see.

Brendan (Baltimore)

Who is next years big team, who didnt make it to this years tournament?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:45 PM)

Harvard will get better as will Penn, Yale, UMBC.

Scott (Ft lauderdale)

Cornell belongs. Penn did not. I watched Harvard out play the Quakers in Ithaca. Can you see the tourney expanding beyond 16 teams anytime soon?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:46 PM)

No. With 61 teams 16 is the right number.

Craig Eller (SF Bay Area)

THANKS FOR THE PROPS "DUDES" MY WHOLE TEAM IS TEXTING ME.

Quint Kessenich
  (8:47 PM)

Lowell deserves the credit. We fixed the graphic. Emmy Award is next.

Jeff (Maryland)

What do you think of this new "lax bro" movement?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:47 PM)

I'm not a fan.

Ryan (Douglassville)

hey quint, do u think nova can pull off the upset agenst denver. because i was at the nova- cuse game and they put up a good fight

Brandon (Iowa City)

if i go 8 for 8 in the first round will you give me a shot out on espnu? i don't have straight chalk tomorrow. i have cornell tonight, but then i have syracuse, maryland, villanova, and virginia.

Quint Kessenich
  (8:48 PM)

Yes.

Quint Kessenich
  (8:48 PM)

Yes.

Quint Kessenich
  (8:49 PM)

Yes. Eight for eight gets u mentioned.

Tom (Oneonta)

How does professional lacrosse's popularity compare to the college game?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:50 PM)

I love the MLL. Best of the best. Amazing talent. Year eleven starts this weekend. Teams on Long Island, Annapolis, Rochester, Hamilton, Boston and Denver.

Brandon (Iowa City)

ok quint. im holding you to that. two home teams win tomorrow(syracuse, virginia), two road teams win (villanova, maryland). ITS ON QUINT

Quint Kessenich
  (8:55 PM)

Deal

lucy (ny)

do you think compitello is staying quiet for hartford?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:56 PM)

He is totally invisible.

Brandon (Iowa City)

can hartford come back and win?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:58 PM)

No.

Quint Kessenich
  (8:58 PM)

No.

Quint Kessenich
  (8:58 PM)

No. They haven't scored since lunch.

Alex (pittsburgh, PA) [via mobile]

Love your insights. Have you considered becoming a D1 coach? Would love to see you on the field.

Quint Kessenich
  (8:59 PM)

When I'm done with TV I will coach HS somewhere warm and sunny.

Greg (Chicago)

does college lacrosse teams look more at elite travel teams, or a normal highschool team? im thinking about joining an elite team, not only for more looks, but also for more practice, and understanding of the game. what do you think?

Quint Kessenich
  (9:00 PM)

For the summer? Good idea. But make sure you don't quit football or basketball.

Tom (Oneonta)

What is the big difference between indoor and outdoor lacrosse? Is indoor the Arena Football of lacrosse?

Quint Kessenich
  (9:01 PM)

Indoor is 5 on 5 with small goals.Outdoors is ten on ten with big goals.

Ryan (Douglassville)

do u think penn state wil make into the tourney next year?

Quint Kessenich
  (9:02 PM)

Good call. Jeff Tambroni will build a top ten program within five years.

Greg (Chicago)

Quint, if i don't quit football, that will interfer with my elite team, my highschool is insane with the sport, we start practicing as soon school ends, and a camp is already going on now. on top of that im only 5'4" 105 lb. freshman.

Quint Kessenich
  (9:03 PM)

Don't quit football. I'm not a fan of specialization.

AD (Los Angeles)

Quint if you had to win 1 game - which current coach do you want on the sideline for your team and why

Quint Kessenich
  (9:04 PM)

Coach Dave Pietramala

Greg Sleter (West Islip, NY)

Quint. There seemed to be a great deal of parody at the DI level this season. Any thoughts on why three of the four games today were blowouts? Thanks!

Quint Kessenich
  (9:05 PM)

There isn't parity when it comes to the top teams, but from team #13-35 they are all very close.

Greg (Chicago)

sorry for another immediate question, but my coach supports an all around year lacrosse camp/clinic/teams. ive heard about the skill gaining from different sports other than just lacrosse, but i'd really like to expand on my stick skill. i will concider your advice, but if i were on the football team i wouldnt play. i do lift weights alot to expand on my size.

Quint Kessenich
  (9:11 PM)

Does your coach benefit financially from your participation in his clinics and camps? Don't let his wallet determine your course. Play as many sports as possible. I played soccer and football and wrestled in high school. I went to one camp.

Ryan (Douglassville)

ppl on my team say that man ball is a waste of time but wen me and 1 other kid do it we always end up getting a good posession out of it.

Quint Kessenich
  (9:12 PM)

Man ball simple math.

Brandon (Iowa City)

do you think nebraska is going to win the big ten in football this year?

Quint Kessenich
  (9:17 PM)

I did their Texas loss and Iowa State win. It'll be fun to see how they mesh I to the new conference. Going to new arenas will be challenging. They will have to bulk up their linebacking Corp some...they are small for the Big Ten...which is more of a power running conference (Mich state and Wisc).

Drew (Plano, TX)

Quint, do you think the top tier NCAA LAX teams win a championship based on more talented players and chemistry or can a great coach with less talent and some luck?

Quint Kessenich
  (9:18 PM)

All of the above...the lesser talented team will be hard pressed to win 2 games in three days.

Tom (Oneonta)

Just heard on the game that tickets for Denver's playoff game are going for $500. That has to be a good sign for lacrosse's potential out west.

Quint Kessenich
  (9:19 PM)

30% of everything you read in newspapers is flat out wrong.

Jake (Lake Grove,NY) [via mobile]

Which incoming freshmen from Long Island are gonna make the biggest impact

Quint Kessenich
  (9:20 PM)

No clue.

Alex (Pittsburgh) [via mobile]

So since you're looking to coach somewhere warm and sunny Pittsburgh must be out of the question huh?

Quint Kessenich
  (9:20 PM)

Yes, especially since Im a Ravens fan.

Greg (Chicago)

Well, my coach's son is playing college lacrosse, but ive heard rumors. He is a good coach. i was looking into playing hockey aswell, but it could get chaotic, with playing two of the most expensive sports. as a goalie, do you think an over the top shot is more "deadly" than a side arm shot? and so far in my season i only have two goals, but i have about 12 assists, (im a center midfielder). do you consider assists just as important, or not more important than goals?

Quint Kessenich
  (9:23 PM)

Overhand is best.Assists just as important as goals.

Max (Baltimore)

Duke's defense just got lit up by delaware. What do you think they will need to change, on defense, to beat ND?

Quint Kessenich
  (9:25 PM)

They did get lit up. Gave up 40 shots. Freshman struggling. Duke was fortunate to shoot 50 percent.

Greg Sleter (West Islip, NY)

Any thoughts on the DI tourney expanding to 24 teams?

Quint Kessenich
  (9:30 PM)

No. The are just 61 teams in D1. Nobody worth anything got left out of the tourney.

Ryan (Douglassville)

what does NCAA mean

Quint Kessenich
  (9:31 PM)

Google it. I'm not ask Jeeves.

Mark (Raleigh)

Quint, what's your opinion on North Carolina High School lacrosse?

Quint Kessenich
  (9:32 PM)

Getting better every year...but still behind NY MD CT PA NJ CT VA MA OH

Quint Kessenich
  (9:37 PM)

Good night everybody. Today's winners were JHU, ND, Cornell and Duke. The seeds 2,3,4,5, advance.