Dialed In: Your Lacrosse Fix for Monday, Sept. 27

TD Ierlan was hired as a volunteer assistant at Syracuse. (Photo courtesy of PLL)


Good morning. Here’s the latest from around the lacrosse world:

1. And you thought the Syracuse men’s staff was already stocked with all-time greats.

On Friday, the Orange announced another headline-grabbing hire, bringing on TD Ierlan as a volunteer assistant to coach faceoffs. Ierlan, the most dominant faceoff specialist in NCAA history, recently completed his rookie season in the Premier Lacrosse League with the Redwoods.

More here.

2. Stony Brook formally announced the hiring of Sydney Pirreca Friday afternoon.

Pirreca, a Long Island native, was hired to replace Kim Hillier, the new head coach at Drexel. Pirreca was instrumental in helping Syracuse reach the national title game last spring, coaching an offense that lost Emily Hawryschuk and Megan Carney at different points during the season.

More here.

3. Speaking of Hillier, she already feels at home in Philadelphia.

Hillier, who outside of a four-year stint at Boston University has spent every moment of her lacrosse career on Long Island, has taken charge of a team she feels has incredible potential.

We checked in with Hillier as part of our Fall Ball Focus series. More here.

4. Max Adler battled like a champion for the Chaos this season.

Adler, who admitted there were some moments of self-doubt this summer, rose to the occasion in the PLL title game, even playing injured down the stretch.

Phil Shore caught up with Adler, one of the Chaos’ heroes this season. More here.







WHAT WE’RE READING

  • U.S. national team and Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse star Sam Apuzzo is the latest subject in our “Give & Go” series.

  • Inside Lacrosse dives into the Syracuse Alumni Weekend, checking in with Gary Gait as he took the men’s team onto the field for the first time.

  • Clemson has hired Sam Sorrell as its inaugural women’s lacrosse director of operations.

  • Lacrosse Bucket’s Tanner Demling thinks UMass could be poised for a bounce back season in 2022.

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

What does it take to be an MVP goalie? Just watch Blaze Riorden.

WHAT’S ON TAP

  • We check in with Drexel and new head coach Kim Hillier as part of our Fall Ball Focus series.

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