On May 18, Furman University announced that it was cutting its men’s lacrosse and baseball programs, citing the “unprecedented financial impact” of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The news, packaged with salary cuts, staff furloughs and other budget reductions, was felt all the way from the school in Greenville, S.C., to New England, where some products from the area were caught up in the carnage, it being the first Division 1 program in nine years to be disbanded.
Freshman attacks Matt Cosco (New Canaan, Conn.) and Brett Tenaglia (New Fairfield, Conn.) were in their first years with the Furman program. Jackson Klein (Marblehead, Mass.), Will Milewski (Tabor Academy) and Pat Thomas (West Boylston, Mass.) are high school seniors who’d committed to it.