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

    • 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

  • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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. 

  • 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…

  • 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

    • 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.  

  • 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