Jerome Taylor

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California Redwoods faceoff specialist TD Ierlan

Inside TD Ierlan’s big day at the stripe vs. Trevor Baptiste

By | TD Ierlan showed why he is one of the premier faceoff specialists in the Premier Lacrosse League against the New York Atlas on Sunday.  Only Zac Tucci (69.4) and Joe Nardella (46.8) had more fantasy points as faceoff specialists than Ierlan (45.2) in Week 3, and they both played the Philadelphia Waterdogs –…
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California Redwoods rookie Levi Anderson

Why Redwoods traded Levi Anderson one month after drafting him

By | With Ryder Garnsey manning the left wing, Garrett Degnon‘s impressive debut, and Degnon’s quickly established chemistry with Charlie Bertrand (another lefty), the path for Levi Anderson, the 21st pick in the 2024 College Draft, cracking the depth chart for the California Redwoods didn’t seem likely.  So, the Redwoods traded Anderson, sending him to…
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California Redwoods rookie Garrett Degnon

Digging into Garrett Degnon’s hat-trick debut for Redwoods

By | After his team clawed its way back from a four-goal deficit last Friday, Redwoods rookie Garrett Degnon scored an emphatic two-pointer to give California an 11-9 lead against the Carolina Chaos.  It was one of at least three reasons that proved why Redwoods head coach Nat St. Laurent said he’d “be sitting with…
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California Redwoods attackman Chris Gray

How Redwoods can maximize their new offensive options

By | After an intense training camp and then sitting on their hands on Opening Weekend, the California Redwoods will play their first game of the 2024 regular season this Friday against the Carolina Chaos, and they’ll do it with some new faces.  The Redwoods offseason was punctuated by key departures, specifically on the defensive…
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California Redwoods defenseman Arden Cohen

Who replaces Eddy Glazener as voice of Redwoods defense?

By | The California Redwoods’ defense will look very different this season, and one of the biggest reasons is that Eddy Glazener retired.  Glazener’s departure leaves a vocal void that the Redwoods must fill throughout the season. If luck is on their side, some options for replacing Glazener’s presence might emerge in training camp.   But…
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Q&A with Nat St. Laurent: Behind the Jared Conners trade

By | Just when it seemed like an already newsworthy California Redwoods’ offseason was slowing down, the ‘Woods traded for Jared Conners five days before the 2024 PLL College Draft presented by Q-Collar. The Redwoods sent their second-round pick (#13 overall) in this year’s draft to the Utah Archers in exchange for the LSM.  With…
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The Voice of the Defense: Eddy Glazener announces retirement

By | When a player has one word associated with them, you know they’re special. For Eddy Glazener, that word is “communication.” Glazener, who announced his retirement from professional lacrosse, is leaving behind a style of defense that will almost exclusively be remembered for the intangible qualities he brought to the game. We were lucky…
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Chaos-Redwoods Rivalry Renewed During Homecoming Weekends

By | With clever “Are we out of the woods yet?” posts after announcing their signings of Jules Heningburg, Sergio Perkovic, and Kevin Rogers, the Carolina Chaos played into their recruitment of former Redwoods more than any other team this offseason.  Come July 27th, current California Redwoods players and their former teammates will move the…
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John Sexton’s Farewell: Teammates Reflect on the LSM’s Career

By | After six professional seasons, John Sexton announced his retirement from lacrosse.  “Johnny is one of my all-time favorite people to work with. He was just a pro’s pro. He handled his business so well. He was a terrific player, selfless, and just wanted to play the game,” Redwoods General Manager and Head Coach…
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Q&A with Nat St. Laurent: How the Chris Gray trade became reality

By | He did it again. Once more, California Redwoods Head Coach and General Manager Nat St. Laurent shook up the PLL by trading the fifth overall pick in the 2024 PLL College Draft to the New York Atlas for attackman Chris Gray.  Whether it was trading for Rob Pannell in 2021 or Romar Dennis…
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