The Hardest Lacrosse Hit You’ll See Today

Posted on March 27, 2012 by

Categories: D1, videos

Editor’s Note: This was a malicious(arguable), illegal hit. We obviously do not condone these types of hits, but we do publish them. We never wish ill-will on any player. The player appears to be OK. That said, enjoy.

A big helmet-to-helmet hit in the Johns Hopkins vs. Virginia game last weekend occurred when Blue Jay Rob Guida got bopped by Virginia’s Pat Harbeson. The Referees called it a one minute non-releasable penalty, but Quint Kessenich wanted an ejection. We are glad Guida is OK. What do you think? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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  • Fleur de Lis

    Definitely a slash, the hit looks clean to me though. Ball carrier loses his balance and ducks his head, nothing the defender can do about it. 

  • Snafoo Jones

    Come on man…beyond cheap and illegal. Guy not only lowers his head to lead with his helmet but also has his hands about 2 feet apart for a cross check. Lucky he didn’t get tossed

  • Snafoo Jones

    Come on man…beyond cheap and illegal. Guy not only lowers his head to lead with his helmet but also has his hands about 2 feet apart for a cross check. Lucky he didn’t get tossed

  • StClair44

    did you watch the right video? slash??? The first penalty is a hold on #44, then Guida lost his stick, stopped moving, and the defender still lined him up #1 with his hands apart on his stick (which would have been a cross check if he had put his hands up), and #2 used his helmet to drill into another guys helmet. 100% illegal

  • StClair44

    did you watch the right video? slash??? The first penalty is a hold on #44, then Guida lost his stick, stopped moving, and the defender still lined him up #1 with his hands apart on his stick (which would have been a cross check if he had put his hands up), and #2 used his helmet to drill into another guys helmet. 100% illegal

  • StClair44

    did you watch the right video? slash??? The first penalty is a hold on #44, then Guida lost his stick, stopped moving, and the defender still lined him up #1 with his hands apart on his stick (which would have been a cross check if he had put his hands up), and #2 used his helmet to drill into another guys helmet. 100% illegal

  • StClair44

    did you watch the right video? slash??? The first penalty is a hold on #44, then Guida lost his stick, stopped moving, and the defender still lined him up #1 with his hands apart on his stick (which would have been a cross check if he had put his hands up), and #2 used his helmet to drill into another guys helmet. 100% illegal

  • StClair44

    did you watch the right video? slash??? The first penalty is a hold on #44, then Guida lost his stick, stopped moving, and the defender still lined him up #1 with his hands apart on his stick (which would have been a cross check if he had put his hands up), and #2 used his helmet to drill into another guys helmet. 100% illegal

  • StClair44

    did you watch the right video? slash??? The first penalty is a hold on #44, then Guida lost his stick, stopped moving, and the defender still lined him up #1 with his hands apart on his stick (which would have been a cross check if he had put his hands up), and #2 used his helmet to drill into another guys helmet. 100% illegal

  • StClair44

    did you watch the right video? slash??? The first penalty is a hold on #44, then Guida lost his stick, stopped moving, and the defender still lined him up #1 with his hands apart on his stick (which would have been a cross check if he had put his hands up), and #2 used his helmet to drill into another guys helmet. 100% illegal

  • laxbuff519

    great slide if he didnt lead with his head and had his hands together

  • laxbuff519

    great slide if he didnt lead with his head and had his hands together

  • laxbuff519

    great slide if he didnt lead with his head and had his hands together

  • laxbuff519

    great slide if he didnt lead with his head and had his hands together

  • laxbuff519

    great slide if he didnt lead with his head and had his hands together

  • laxbuff519

    great slide if he didnt lead with his head and had his hands together

  • laxbuff519

    great slide if he didnt lead with his head and had his hands together

  • laxbuff519

    great slide if he didnt lead with his head and had his hands together

  • laxbuff519

    great slide if he didnt lead with his head and had his hands together

  • laxbuff519

    great slide if he didnt lead with his head and had his hands together

  • laxbuff519

    great slide if he didnt lead with his head and had his hands together

  • laxbuff519

    great slide if he didnt lead with his head and had his hands together

  • laxbuff519

    great slide if he didnt lead with his head and had his hands together

  • enforcer

    Ejected from the game no way!  Penalty yes.  Hitting with your helmet can be dangerous for both players but you shouldn’t get ejected from the game for it.

  • 1st2X

    Guida came back and ripped one a minute or two later…

  • 1st2X

    Guida came back and ripped one a minute or two later…

  • 1st2X

    Guida came back and ripped one a minute or two later…

  • 1st2X

    Guida came back and ripped one a minute or two later…

  • 1st2X

    Guida came back and ripped one a minute or two later…

  • 1st2X

    Guida came back and ripped one a minute or two later…

  • Nylax16

    good slide shudda lead with his shoulder tho not his head, it would of been a bigger hit if he ran thru him instead of planting n using his head

  • Nylax16

    good slide shudda lead with his shoulder tho not his head, it would of been a bigger hit if he ran thru him instead of planting n using his head

  • harbesonisasofty

    pathetic if this is the “hardest hit you’ll see today.” also, this is the post you got out of that game? of all the story lines this is the most interesting thing you could think of? step your game up lax playground, wicked soft post.

  • harbesonisasofty

    pathetic if this is the “hardest hit you’ll see today.” also, this is the post you got out of that game? of all the story lines this is the most interesting thing you could think of? step your game up lax playground, wicked soft post.

  • harbesonisasofty

    pathetic if this is the “hardest hit you’ll see today.” also, this is the post you got out of that game? of all the story lines this is the most interesting thing you could think of? step your game up lax playground, wicked soft post.

  • harbesonisasofty

    pathetic if this is the “hardest hit you’ll see today.” also, this is the post you got out of that game? of all the story lines this is the most interesting thing you could think of? step your game up lax playground, wicked soft post.

  • Sean b

    he didn’t even have his stick and the guy who hit him watched it happen, I could understand tossing him, but at least a 2min non releasable.

  • OT2O

    Lead with his left should and his head was up he put his face mask into him. Hands were apart but he didn’t crosscheck him he lead with his body.

  • Guest

    defenseless player without stick.   hit was cowardly and could have concussed guida or worse.  3 minutes unreleasable and ejection with subsequent suspension. these are division 1 athletes with great reflexes and body control.  seeing game and watching video, harbeson clearly has the time to assess the situation and adjust.  these kinds of hits clearly have no place in the game.  they can be both career ending and life altering.  i am both a coach and physician.  if someone on my team had done this, he would be asked to pack up his gear and not return to the team.

  • dirtybird4

    Would’ve been a great hit if Pat hadn’t dropped his head. Quint’s a Hopkins homer. Ejection? C’mon Quint.

  • Dconner1

    No not an election. Stop being so wimpy!

  • Dconner1

    No not an election. Stop being so wimpy!

  • Dconner1

    No not an election. Stop being so wimpy!

  • BigC

    no slash but the hit is illegal

  • BigC

    no slash but the hit is illegal

  • BigC

    no slash but the hit is illegal

  • Brittsanders

    In this case of the player being defenseless and without the ball I would have called for an ejection

  • FS

    I love how Guida kept his composure.  As mentioned, he came back and banged a goal.  Ejection, no.  One minute non releasable…eh..  I mean, you get a longer penalty with an illegal stick…

  • FS

    I love how Guida kept his composure.  As mentioned, he came back and banged a goal.  Ejection, no.  One minute non releasable…eh..  I mean, you get a longer penalty with an illegal stick…

  • Johnny Joe

    Let me guess, you coach in CA? Helmet to helmet yes. Penalty yes. Ejection and kicked off the team, give me a break. 1. The Hopkins player needs to buckle his chin strap, helmets should not come off that easy. 2. Its a contact sport and players are going to make mistakes, especially in a game of that magnitude. 3. Play/coach golf or tennis if you don’t want to see people getting hit.

  • eqguy

     The reason why he lost his helmet is because it was not fit correctly in the first place, plus the chin strap was probably loose and not cinched down. Everyone wants that laxbro look with floppy helmet and loose chin strap. All that spells is a busted dome piece.

  • Delsumlope

    Ehh idk Towson’s Hodgson vs Wells Stanwick was a tasty lick

  • Delsumlope

    Ehh idk Towson’s Hodgson vs Wells Stanwick was a tasty lick

  • Maxzandstra

    He hit him with a lowered shoulder not with his stick and the middie was driving with a slide coming. We play division 1 lacrosse for a reason and know its more high contact. 1 min penalty is all that was worth

  • Seanieboy

    you guys clearly dont play lacrosse thats a dirty hit he lost the ball 5 seconds ago and even if he did have the ball it would have been to many steps

  • Drew Fred.

    NICK GUIDA AT FAIRFIELD IS BETTER

  • Drew Fred.

    NICK GUIDA AT FAIRFIELD IS BETTER

  • Drew Fred.

    NICK GUIDA AT FAIRFIELD IS BETTER

  • Drew Fred.

    NICK GUIDA AT FAIRFIELD IS BETTER

  • Drew Fred.

    NICK GUIDA AT FAIRFIELD IS BETTER

  • Drew Fred.

    NICK GUIDA AT FAIRFIELD IS BETTER

  • Drew Fred.

    NICK GUIDA AT FAIRFIELD IS BETTER

  • Drew Fred.

    NICK GUIDA AT FAIRFIELD IS BETTER

  • Drew Fred.

    NICK GUIDA AT FAIRFIELD IS BETTER

  • Drew Fred.

    NICK GUIDA AT FAIRFIELD IS BETTER

  • Drew Fred.

    NICK GUIDA AT FAIRFIELD IS BETTER

  • Strong Island Lax

    Let the kids play

  • Strong Island Lax

    Let the kids play

  • Strong Island Lax

    Let the kids play

  • Strong Island Lax

    Let the kids play

  • Strong Island Lax

    Let the kids play

  • Strong Island Lax

    Let the kids play

  • Strong Island Lax

    Let the kids play

  • Strong Island Lax

    Let the kids play

  • Strong Island Lax

    Let the kids play

  • Strong Island Lax

    Let the kids play

  • Chase

    Lose ball push is only thing I see… He came head on and ya his hands were apart but cmon Wat ref calls that far apart a cross check and he didn’t make a lot of contact with his head he just got low to push up I don’t think that’s a penalty

  • Calthedog

    dirty hit? YES. The ball was clearly on the ground and the hit was unnecessary. But not too bad for the ejection

  • Mottacross195

    i say that was a fair clean hit, hockey and football got the same thing going if not more dangerous. I think there is nothing to be argued about over this play.

  • Mottacross195

    i say that was a fair clean hit, hockey and football got the same thing going if not more dangerous. I think there is nothing to be argued about over this play.

  • Mottacross195

    i say that was a fair clean hit, hockey and football got the same thing going if not more dangerous. I think there is nothing to be argued about over this play.

  • Mottacross195

    i say that was a fair clean hit, hockey and football got the same thing going if not more dangerous. I think there is nothing to be argued about over this play.

  • Mottacross195

    i say that was a fair clean hit, hockey and football got the same thing going if not more dangerous. I think there is nothing to be argued about over this play.

  • TrashTalker

    Absolutely not an ejection!! This could be deemed a penalty but it is still debatable. The player clearly ducks into the hit. Lacrosse players are taught to slide with the body.  Physicality is part of the game of lacrosse and why we wear the protective equipment. There are already very few big hits in the game compared to other contact sports such as football and ice hockey. 

  • attax

    I saw this live. was so sick because the hopkins guy got smoked and then preceded to rip cheese on the man up resulting from the penalty. after he scored he just stared at the box where Harbeson was sitting. 

  • attax

    I saw this live. was so sick because the hopkins guy got smoked and then preceded to rip cheese on the man up resulting from the penalty. after he scored he just stared at the box where Harbeson was sitting. 

  • attax

    I saw this live. was so sick because the hopkins guy got smoked and then preceded to rip cheese on the man up resulting from the penalty. after he scored he just stared at the box where Harbeson was sitting. 

  • attax

    I saw this live. was so sick because the hopkins guy got smoked and then preceded to rip cheese on the man up resulting from the penalty. after he scored he just stared at the box where Harbeson was sitting. 

  • guest

    multiple penalties but the hit seemed clean

  • Mspark433

    quint is a pvssy and is biased against every team that doesnt rhyme with Ron Bopkins. its a penalty get over it.

  • Mspark433

    quint is a pvssy and is biased against every team that doesnt rhyme with Ron Bopkins. its a penalty get over it.

  • Mspark433

    quint is a pvssy and is biased against every team that doesnt rhyme with Ron Bopkins. its a penalty get over it.

  • Mspark433

    quint is a pvssy and is biased against every team that doesnt rhyme with Ron Bopkins. its a penalty get over it.

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  • Mdecicco25

    Should have been a 2 minute non releasable for helmet to helmet contact.

  • Mdecicco25

    Should have been a 2 minute non releasable for helmet to helmet contact.

  • Mdecicco25

    Should have been a 2 minute non releasable for helmet to helmet contact.

  • Mdecicco25

    Should have been a 2 minute non releasable for helmet to helmet contact.

  • Mdecicco25

    Should have been a 2 minute non releasable for helmet to helmet contact.

  • Mdecicco25

    Should have been a 2 minute non releasable for helmet to helmet contact.

  • R-Lax

    Never agree with a head to head…  should the Hopkins players helmet come off? NO!  You are playing a highly agressive game at an elevated level, put your equipment on the right way and play!  If there was no head to head on this I call loose ball push… 

  • LukePeterson7

    the hopkins player didn’t have his stick let alone the ball. you wanna go play football harbeson? go tryout for that sport.

  • LukePeterson7

    1. CA produces just as good of talent as anywhere else. doesn’t matter where you’re from if you’re sick you’re sick. 2. you’re right it’s DEFINITELY the hopkins players fault… not. 3. harbeson should have just wrapped his arms around hopkins because it was a tackle. 

  • Magzz

    your are completely stupid. He drove with his head, I hope you get drilled with a head to head hit and end your career, jackass.  

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  • Mhr105

    Cheap as punk on Virginia. Virginia has no class and it starts with the coaches….

  • EHS

    After he lost the stick the hit was bad, but his shoulder hits first then his head comes to the chin. Watch real close and click the Play button quickly so its almost a frame-by-frame.  Not the best play, but some guys like to hit first and then go for the ball at least he picked it up.  I have the same problem when I get hit I’m 6’3 I get a shoulder hit that ends up on my head, you try to hit up to get better leverage. I would agree that at D1 you should be abel to stop after a guy loses his stick and turns his head.

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    Absolutely  clean! If
    you want to take hitting out of the game take the equipment away? Or have the
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  • jake213

    average penalty top level MD lacrosse, and harbeson was a stud football, lacrosse player in MD. physical sport, happens.