Quint Kessenich

Quint Kessenich
 Lacrosse player 
Born November 22, 1967
Long Island, New York
Position Goaltender
NCAA team Johns Hopkins University
Former NLL teams Baltimore Thunder
Nationality US
Pro career 1999

Quint Elroy Kessenich (born November 1967) is an American sportscaster for ESPN and ABC television covering lacrosse, basketball, football, hockey, wrestling, and horse racing. He is a former All-American lacrosse goalkeeper. He attended the Johns Hopkins University from 1987 to 1990, where he was a two-time winner of the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award as the nation's best goalie. Kessenich played one year of professional lacrosse with the Baltimore Thunder in 1999, and played at the amateur level for the storied Mount Washington Lacrosse Club.[1] He got his writing debut with a horse racing newspaper called The Saratoga Special,[2] writing for brothers Joe and Sean Clancy in the famed horse racing town of Saratoga Springs. He is also a regular contributor to the lacrosse magazine, Inside Lacrosse. He is a color commentator with Joe Beninati or Scott Garceau for Chesapeake Bayhawks games on CSN Washington and ESPN3.

Kessenich attended Lynbrook High School in Lynbrook, New York, where he starred in soccer, wrestling (winning two county championships), and lacrosse.[3]

On November 29, 2013, Kessenich made national headlines when he interviewed an indignant Bo Pelini at halftime of the Iowa-Nebraska football game telecast on ABC in which the Nebraska coach responded to the reporter's inquiry on a pair of Cornhusker turnovers with "What do you think? What kind of question is that?" The incident came one week after Michigan State Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio snapped at Kessenich during the halftime interview.[4]


  1. Mike Preston, Mount Wash., Perry Hall build on traditions CLUB LACROSSE, Baltimore Sun, June 15, 1991, retrieved May 26, 2010.
  2. thisishorseracing.com
  3. Voice of the Game: Preparation and honest delivery have propelled Quint Kessenich to the top of the lacrosse media world
  4. Seth Rosenthal, Bo Pelini shuts down a Quint Kessenich halftime question, SB Nation, November 29, 2013, retrieved November 29, 2013.
Preceded by
Jim Beardmore
Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award
1987 & 1988
Succeeded by
Tony Guido

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