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TD Ierlan confirms plans to play at Denver University in 2021

(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.

Hutton Jackson is a professional video editor, co-founder/host of Pro Lacrosse Talk and editor-in-chief of Lacrosse Playground. He is also an Emmy-winning associate producer with two major sports networks and oversees Lacrosse Playground's video content as the head coordinating producer. Hutton played four years of college lacrosse at DeSales University where his highest lacrosse accolade was being named to Inside Lacrosse's 2014 All-Name Team with current pros Challen Rogers, Deemer Class and Larken Kemp, an honor that didn't require stepping on the field. When he's not writing on lacrosse, he can usually be found diving around the crease in your local men's league and ranting about Baltimore and D.C. professional sports.

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[…] we see Ierlan suit up for Denver within the next few weeks, as it is still his plan to transfer to the Pios. Bailey Savio was a pedestrian 10-for-17 against Richmond, we’ll see how he does against a […]

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[…] With the Ivy League’s spring seasons in doubt, many players from prominent programs entered the transfer portal and looking to join different teams. Most notably last fall, Michael Sowers transferred to Duke and Yale seniors Jackson Morrill and Lucas Cotler transferred to Denver. Now with Yale announcing it will not play this season, their faceoff specialist TD Ierlan is also expected to head west soon to join the Denver Pioneers. […]

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