ESPN will need to find a new play-by-play voice for its college men's lacrosse broadcasts.

Eamon McAnaney, the former Notre Dame defenseman who has called the last five NCAA championships, is leaving the Worldwide Leader to become a full-time anchor at SNY, a regional sports network owned by the New [lacrosse] Mets, Charter Communications and NBC Sports Group. New [lacrosse] Daily News media columnist Bob Raissman broke the news on Twitter.

McAnaney, a US Lacrosse contributor for the last three years and host of the "Time, Room, Bullseye" podcast, confirmed the report in a text message. He has been an announcer and sideline reporter for ESPN since 2007, concurrently hosting several SNY studio shows since 2009.

Though McAnaney did sideline reporting and play-by-play announcing for several sports, notably Big East college football and basketball, his most recognizable calls have come from the lacrosse broadcast booth most recently teaming with analysts Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra, former All-American players at Johns Hopkins and Syracuse, respectively.

"At ESPN, they were very impressed that I played lacrosse, because it was just starting to be televised and they didn't have a lot of guys on the play-by-play side who knew the sport," McAnaney said in a 2012 interview UND.com. "It was a huge opportunity in my career."

ESPN covered more than 100 college lacrosse games across its various channels including ESPN3, an online streaming platform in 2016. Anish Shroff, Mike Corey, John Brickley, Booker Corrigan and Mark Dixon also handled play-by-play duties throughout the season. Ryan Boyle, Matt Ward, Ryan Flanagan, Sheehan Stanwick Burch and Dixon occasionally served as analysts.

ESPN has not yet released its 2017 lacrosse broadcast schedule.