Miles Lerner, captain of Minnesota state champions Edina High School, will attend Furman this fall and has been awarded a rugby scholarship. A football and rugby standout, Lerner also served as captain of the Edina High School football team which finished the season with a 9-2 record. An inside linebacker, Lerner (6’0, 200 pounds) will likely find a home in the Paladin backline.
"I am very excited to attend Furman next fall and to be playing for such a superb rugby program,” says Lerner. “I know that Furman rugby has a great future, and I'm pumped to be a part of the team and part of the brotherhood. I'm looking forward to the team’s success in the upcoming years that I know we are going to have."
Jack Farnsworth, a graduating senior and four-year member of the rugby team, has been selected to be the student speaker at Commencement this Saturday. A native of Athens, Ga., Farnsworth graduated in December and has been teaching fifth grade math this spring at Veritas Classical School in Richmond. At Furman, he worked as a chaplain at prisons and hospitals in the Greenville area. During his time on the pitch, Farnsworth played mostly in the front row.