Juniors Among 25 in Running for 2019 Honor
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two juniors on the No. 4 ranked Yale Men's Lacrosse Team, Jackson Morrill and TD Ierlan, have been named nominees for the 2019 Tewaaraton Award, the most prestigious honor in the sport.
Morrill, who leads the team with 57 points after gathering 8 on Tuesday in a win over Quinnipiac, ranks ninth in the nation in assists per game while he is 15th in points. He was a second-team All-Ivy League pick in 2018 who earned NCAA Championship All-Tournament team honors. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound attackman is from Baltimore.
Ierlan, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound sparkplug from Victor, N.Y., played the last two years at Albany and last year set NCAA records for face-off success. He currently leads Division I in success on the X (.776) and ground balls (14.1) for the 10-2 Bulldogs, who play at Harvard Saturday afternoon.
Ben Reeves '18 was Yale's first Tewaaraton recipient after leading the Bulldogs to the 2018 NCAA Championship.
25 men's nominees:
Dox Aitken, Virginia - Jr., Midfield
Grant Ament, Penn State - Jr., Attack
Jared Bernhardt, Maryland - Jr., Attack
Daniel Bucaro, Georgetown - Sr., Attack
Bryan Costabile, Notre Dame - Jr., Midfield
JT Giles-Harris, Duke - Jr., Defense
Zach Goodrich, Towson - Sr., Midfield
Chris Gray, Boston University - Soph., Attack
TD Ierlan, Yale - Jr., Face Off
Michael Kraus, Virginia - Jr., Attack
Simon Mathias, Pennsylvania - Sr., Attack
Nick Mellen, Syracuse - Jr., Defense
Jackson Morrill, Yale - Jr., Attack
Asher Nolting, High Point - Soph., Attack
Mac O'Keefe, Penn State - Jr., Attack
Isaac Paparo, UMass - Sr., Defense
Brad Smith, Duke - Sr., Midfield
Michael Sowers, Princeton - Jr., Attack
Patrick Spencer, Loyola - Sr., Attack
Johnny Surdick, Army - Sr., Defense
Jeff Teat, Cornell - Jr., Attack
Ryan Terefenko, Ohio State - Jr., Midfield
Cade Van Raaphorst, Duke - Sr., Defense
Ethan Walker, Denver - Jr., Attack
Alex Woodall, Towson - Sr., Face Off
Contact: Steve Conn, Yale Athletics Communications – email@example.com