FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEN’S LACROSSE FACEOFF STAR TD IERLAN SIGNS WITH GAIT
Altamont, N.Y. (December 16, 2021) – Gait Lacrosse is excited to announce a multi-year partnership with Premier Lacrosse League and National Lacrosse League’s faceoff star TD Ierlan. Ierlan will represent the brand using the latest Gait Lacrosse equipment.
The agreement will provide Ierlan with Gait Lacrosse hard goods in the current NLL season as well as the opportunity to work with the Gait Product Development team on upcoming men’s product launches. Ierlan holds every NCAA season and career faceoff and ground balls record. He is also a volunteer assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Syracuse University.
“I am so excited to be teaming up with Gait Lacrosse,” said Ierlan. “The impact both Paul and Gary have made from how the game is played to what equipment players are using today is immeasurable. I cannot wait to work with them on a faceoff specific line and get on the field using the latest Gait equipment.”
Gait Lacrosse, a collaboration between lacrosse legends and brothers, Gary and Paul Gait, launched in the fall of 2019 with only women’s lacrosse gear and a small assortment of men’s equipment. The brand is set to release a full men’s line in early 2022.
“We’re thrilled to have TD join the Gait team,” said Gait Lacrosse owner Paul Gait. “His dominance at the faceoff position speaks for itself and we’re excited that he’ll be able to share his expertise with our product development team as well as showing what our equipment can do on the field.”
Ierlan began his college career at Albany, where he was a two-time All-American setting NCAA Division I single-season records in faceoff percentage (.791), faceoff wins (359) and ground balls (254). He then spent two seasons at Yale and finished his college career at Denver with the Ivy League electing to forgo the 2021 season due to COVID-19.
His career concluded with winning .751 percent of faceoffs over five years (1,245-1,657) and winning 867 ground balls. All of those career marks are NCAA records and his career faceoff win percentage is nearly four percent higher than the previous record holder.
Ierlan was selected fourth overall by the Redwoods in the Premier Lacrosse League entry draft and drafted to the Toronto Rock in the National Lacrosse League. He finished his rookie season second in the PLL with a .650 faceoff win percentage. He was a finalist for the league’s Paul Cantabene Faceoff Athlete of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards.
Ierlan joins a list of elite womens and mens lacrosse athletes as well as fifteen college lacrosse programs in the Gait Family.
PG Lax Properties, LLC is a US based company created by Paul Gait and Curt Styres to produce the “Gait” brand of lacrosse products. The brand originally developed by Paul Gait, for Rawlings Sporting Goods, was contractually re-acquired by Gait in 2018. In September of 2019, Paul’s twin brother Gary, arguably the greatest player of all-time, joined the company to create one of the industry’s most dynamic duos in design and innovation. The Company is committed to use its legendary design experience and proven creativity to produce products with game-changing innovation. Established partnerships with the NLL, professional athletes and NCAA programs have allowed the Gait brothers to prove that their performance design and technology is unmatched within the industry.
Jennifer Riitano Levy
Vice President of Product & Marketing 518-331-4012