Quint Kessenich

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Quint Kessenich
Born (1967-11-22) November 22, 1967 (age 52)
Long Island, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
NLL teams Baltimore Thunder
NCAA team Johns Hopkins University
Pro career1999

Quint Elroy Kessenich ( /ˈkɛsnɪk/ KESS-nik [1] ; born November 22, 1967) is an American sportscaster for ABC and ESPN television covering lacrosse, basketball, football, hockey, wrestling and horse racing since 1993. 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. [2] He got his writing debut with a horse racing newspaper called The Saratoga Special, [3] 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 NBC Sports Washington and ESPN3.

Kessenich attended Lynbrook High School in Lynbrook, New York, where he starred in soccer, wrestling (winning two county championships) and lacrosse. [4]

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. [5]

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  1. "2019 PRESEASON TOP 20 with QUINT KESSENICH | 2019 NCAA Lacrosse" . Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  2. Mike Preston, Mount Wash., Perry Hall build on traditions CLUB LACROSSE, Baltimore Sun, June 15, 1991, retrieved May 26, 2010.
  3. thisishorseracing.com
  4. Voice of the Game: Preparation and honest delivery have propelled Quint Kessenich to the top of the lacrosse media world
  5. Seth Rosenthal, Bo Pelini shuts down a Quint Kessenich halftime question, SB Nation, November 29, 2013, retrieved November 29, 2013.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jim Beardmore
Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award
Succeeded by
Tony Guido