Albany's TD Ierlan Looking To Transfer

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Amid much speculation and rumors that have lasted for a few months, but picked up over the past few days, it has been confirmed that Albany Face-off specialist TD Ierland is planning to transfer from Albany as he has received his release from the school.

There have been many different outlets reporting TD's departure and speculating where he will end up.




Many believe that TD will be transferring to Cornell and join his brother Chayse, an UA All-American, who will be a freshman goalie for the Big Red in fall. There have also been rumors of Ierlan transferring to Syracuse as well. Those two schools would make the most sense for the Victory, NY native.

Inside Lacrosse's Matt Kinnear wrote in an article that TD's release is only conditional and excludes teams on Albany's 2019 schedule. That would mean that TD could not transfer to either of Cornell or Syracuse. Those two games are on the 2019 schedule and  have been a staple of Albany's schedule for about four years.

There is also a chance that TD Ierlan will return to Albany next season as a player getting a release from a school is not always a for sure chance that they will leave.

As a sophomore TD went 79.1% at the face-off dot as he now holds the record for best face-off percentage in a season. Albany does lose some good talent in Connor Fields, Justin Reh, and Kyle McClancy.

The Danes also return a great lineup headlined by the sensation, Tehoka Nanticoke. So, losing TD would be a huge blow to the Albany program, but a huge gain for wherever he lands.

Update

On Thursday, June 7th it was confirmed that TD Ierlan had received his full release from Albany and he is free to speak to any school about transferring. With that news TD to Cornell looks a lot more viable then previously thought.

Statement from Albany head coach Scott Marr

“Our program appreciates all the positive contributions TD made the last 2 years, unfortunately it just didn’t turn out to be the right fit. We wish him well in the future.”



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