TD Ierlan Goes No. 1 Overall to New York Lizards in MLL Draft


TD Ierlan was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in Monday night's MLL Collegiate Draft.

The 2020 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft opened with a bang Monday night, as the New York Lizards selected Yale’s TD Ierlan with the No. 1 overall pick.

Ierlan, who — statistically speaking — is the best faceoff specialist in college lacrosse history, would be an instant boon to a Lizards team that struggled at the dot last season and lost Greg Puskuldjian to the Premier Lacrosse League.

It remains to be seen which of the two pro leagues Ierlan will choose, but the Lizards showed confidence by taking him first overall. Ierlan, who is not in the NCAA transfer portal, would appear to be done with this collegiate career given Yale’s stance on graduate student eligibility.

Michael Kraus, Virginia’s standout attackman, went second overall to the Connecticut Hammerheads. The Lizards selected again at No. 3 and took Utah’s Colin Burke, an attackman who was inside the top 20 in the nation in both goals and assists this season.

Then, the defenders started flying off the shelves. The Boston Cannons selected Syracuse’s Nick Mellen at No. 4, followed by the Denver Outlaws’ selection of Army’s Tom Rigney. The Chesapeake Bayhawks closed the first round with Yale’s Will Weitzel, a long-stick midfielder.

See the full draft results below.

Major League Lacrosse
Collegiate Draft Results






1 Lizards TD Ierlan FO Yale
2 Hammerheads Michael Kraus A Virginia
3 Lizards Colin Burke A Utah
4 Cannons Nick Mellen D Syracuse
5 Outlaws Tom Rigney D Army
6 Bayhawks Will Weitzel LSM Yale
7 Lizards Charlie Trense LSM Notre Dame
8 Hammerheads Aidan Hynes D Yale
9 Barrage Mark Evanchick D Penn
10 Barrage Jon Mazza M Towson
11 Outlaws Nick Washuta G Vermont
12 Bayhawks Will Yorke A Bucknell
13 Lizards Tommy Wright LSM Penn State
14 Barrage Reece Eddy LSM Boston U
15 Barrage Connor Fletcher M Cornell
16 Barrage Matt Gaudet A Yale
17 Hammerheads Michael Brown SSDM Brown
18 Bayhawks Chase Levesque LSM Boston U
19 Barrage Brendan Hoffman M Williams
20 Hammerheads Ben Martin A Dartmouth
21 Barrage James Wittmeyer SSDM Mercyhurst
22 Lizards Sean New D Holy Cross
23 Outlaws Sean Leahey A Providence
24 Bayhawks Sean Lucchesi G Hobart
25 Cannons Jeff Teat A Cornell
26 Bayhawks Pat Aslanian LSM Notre Dame
27 Outlaws Griffin Peene D Air Force
28 Cannons Michael Sowers A Princeton
29 Outlaws Eric Holden A Hobart
30 Lizards Rock Stewart LSM Williams
31 Lizards Connor Waldron M Holy Cross
32 Hammerheads Brandon Salvatore LSM Cornell
33 Barrage Colin Minicus A Amherst
34 Cannons Peyton Smith FO Marist
35 Outlaws Jeff Trainor M UMass
36 Bayhawks Luke Anderson M Marquette
37 Lizards Terrence Haggerty A Cornell
38 Hammerheads Will Renz SSDM Yale
39 Barrage Justin Schwenk FO Virginia
40 Outlaws Connor Kirst M Villanova
41 Outlaws Nate Siekerski G Albany
42 Bayhawks Grant Maloof M Towson
43 Lizards Andrew Pettit A Lehigh
44 Hammerheads Charlie Bertrand A Merrimack
45 Barrage Adam Goldner A Penn
46 Cannons Jason Brewster D UMBC
47 Outlaws Miles Silva A Army
48 Bayhawks Kevin Kodzis A Holy Cross

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