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TD Ierlan, a three-time All-American and the most successful faceoff specialist in NCAA history, plans to return to the Yale men’s lacrosse team next spring. His return is an enormous benefit for the Bulldogs with far-reaching national implications.
As soon as the news broke I started thinking about Yale’s Director of Athletics’ Tweet from last month that the conference was exploring options for undergraduate eligibility. In the end Yale, Princeton, & Harvard decided to not allow their students to play a 5th year, but other Ivy League schools left the door open to their athletes possibly playing another season.
Penn athletic director Grace Calhoun, chairwoman of the NCAA Division I Council that approved the fifth-year exception, said ADs in the Ivy League had many discussions over the past few weeks about what to do.
“There are a couple of ways they could stay at Penn as undergraduates,’’ Calhoun told the AP last week. “We’re certainly discouraging this if they took a leave of absence and came back next year. If a student slowed down their course work or picked up an extra major or minor, they could go beyond the eight semesters. There are a few ways a student could find themselves able to capitalize on a fifth year.’’
The Ivy League has a strict policy that prohibits student athletes from playing a 5th year. TD’s situation is apparently different from other Yale seniors who were exploring the possibility of playing another year with the Bulldogs because he is a transfer and, according to the CT Insider article, was not on track to graduate with his fellow Yale seniors this year because he still had a semester’s worth of credits to complete for his Political Science degree, as all of his credits from his time at Albany did not carry over to Yale. TD was an economics major at Albany, so the change in major from when he was at Albany may have played a role in this situation.
Ierlan, an economics major, said he is on pace to graduate. and that he raised his cumulative grade point average at Albany to 3.65 with a 4.0 GPA last semester.
However it happened, TD returning to New Haven greatly helps Yale’s chances at returning to the Final Four in 2021.
Yale senior attackman Jackson Morrill has elected to spend his fifth year of eligibility at Denver, a decision he confirmed to Inside Lacrosse on Tuesday night ... Morrill was ranked No. 2 in IL’s Grad Transfer Rankings last week.
Senior Midfielder Jon Constant will be back in 2021 | Another big piece returning for an offense that averaged over 13 goals per game this spring for #MARIST #LACROSSE | #FAM #EC34 pic.twitter.com/JOmitaAx94— Marist Lacrosse (@Marist_MensLax) May 5, 2020
The Premier Lacrosse League is expected to announce on Wednesday it is canceling the 2020 season. Instead of a regular schedule of weekend events, the PLL is expected to conduct some sort of tournament, sources said.
Mystery Lacrosse Theater 3000: Brown-Maryland 2016 Semifinals (Game is on ESPNU) https://t.co/6UAHZNpU9O— College Crosse (@College_Crosse) May 5, 2020
World Lacrosse and the Limerick Organizing Committee announced today the new date and name for the World Championship that will be held in 2021 in Limerick, Ireland. The championship will be called the 2021 World Lacrosse Men’s U20 World Championship.
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New Brunswick’s Don Giovanni Records and White Eagle Hall in Jersey City are livestreaming a show to benefit the Jersey City Rapid Maker Response Group, a group of volunteers that 3D-prints face shields for local health care workers. Gethard leads a lineup of label mates, which includes several bands.
NASA is working with Tom Cruise to film the first movie shot in space, according to NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine. The details of the project aren’t clear, but Bridenstine says the film will take place aboard the International Space Station.
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