(Photo courtesy of Yale athletics / John McCreary)
With the Ivy League’s lacrosse season in serious doubts, former Yale faceoff specialist TD Ierlan has confirmed he plans to play his fifth and final season of eligibility at Denver University. The fifth-year faceoff man broke the news to former Syracuse goaltender Evan Molloy and Redwoods LC midfielder and published author Nick Ossello on The Post Game Podcast.
“Still some things that could fall through, but really trying to go to Denver. That’s the spot I want to go, finish out with some Yale guys. [I want to] do it with those guys, do it for coach [Andy] Shay, especially as it looks like the Ivy League isn’t going to have a season,” Ierlan told the Post Game Podcast. “I’m 95 percent sure, I just have to get through some formalities of transferring.”
Inside Lacrosse first reported that Ierlan had entered the transfer portal due to the uncertainty surrounding the Ivy League’s lacrosse season.
“Right now, I don’t want to speculate on what the team or the league is doing,” Ierlan told Inside Lacrosse via text on January 20. “With that being said, the manner in which the Ivy League has handled their student-athletes during the pandemic has given me no choice but to consider a back up plan.”
That backup plan appears to be Denver University. Ierlan will join his former Yale teammates Jackson Morrill and Lucas Cotler, who transferred to Denver University earlier last year. If Ierlan’s transfer is approved in time, the three former Bulldogs will make their Denver debut when the Pioneers face Utah on January 30.
What are your thoughts on Ierlan’s final landing spot? Let us know in the comments or on social media.
The show kicks off with a recap of Syracuse Transfergate and that situation finally being resolved, followed by Nick and Evan’s preview of the upcoming college season. We then discuss the new Top 20 poll that came out and the first slate of games this weekend (shout out Sean Goldsmith and Dillon Ward).
(21:50) The top face off man in all of college lacrosse, TD Ierlan, sits down with us to break the news of where he will be suiting up this spring. TD also looks back on his time at Albany and Yale, discusses the giant asterisk next to his high school wrestling records, and ponders why the rules committee hates him. Did he ruin the position by being too good? Maybe. Who cares, he’s a good guy.
Be sure to watch TD on the field this spring.
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