Quint Kessenich began at ESPN in 1993 covering men’s lacrosse. Since then, his responsibilities have expanded to college and high school football, men’s college basketball and various NCAA championships.
Kessenich works on television’s most extensive college lacrosse package – featuring regular-season action and the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship, an event he has covered for 17 years, starting in 1995. He established the ESPNU Lacrosse Podcast in 2010, and it quickly became the industry leader for lacrosse news. Kessenich has continued his work as an analyst on the Major League Lacrosse games on ESPN2 and ESPN3.
Under his reporting duties, Kessenich is a fixture in college and high school football and men’s college basketball action, while also covering several NCAA Championships, including wrestling, track and field, and soccer. Kessenich also sees time as a play-by-play announcer for men’s college basketball. In addition, he has covered the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes for ESPN and ABC.
Kessenich is a frequent contributor to ESPNU.com and Inside Lacrosse Magazine, and is actively involved with “First Stick”, a non-profit that introduces urban schools and athletes to the game of lacrosse. He is also a columnist on college lacrosse in the spring for the Baltimore Sun.
Kessenich played one year of professional lacrosse with the Baltimore Thunder in 1999, and at the amateur level for the storied Mount Washington Lacrosse Club.
A four-time all-American goalkeeper, Kessenich was a two-time winner of the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award as the nation’s best goalie. A 1990 graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Kessenich remained in Baltimore where he has been an assistant lacrosse coach at the Boys’ Latin School, a perennial national power since 1992.
He is a member of the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame, as well as the Long Island Chapter and the Baltimore Chapter of USA Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
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