Featured today in The Wilmington News Journal, Conor Furey is making his mark. While earning top grades in the classroom, he has played football, basketball, baseball, and rugby at Archmere. He is being recruited by Ivy League schools like Yale and Penn for his excellence both on and off the field. Don’t let his tough exterior fool you, though. The 6’5″ senior is as tough as nails on the football field, but off the field he is friendly, warm-hearted, and humble.
Head Football Coach Jerry Ambrogi ’76 sums it up best: “I think that Conor epitomizes the consummate Archmere student/athlete. He has been a three sport athlete over the past three years and maintained a 3.9 GPA while taking Honors and AP classes for most of his curriculum. He is the perfect example of destroying the myth that a young man or woman has to concentrate on one sport in order to gain access to college recruitment. Conor has chosen Yale to continue his academic and athletic journey after his career at Archmere. In my 32 years here at Archmere as a coach, I have never met a better representative of his team, school, and especially family than Conor. The reward of an Ivy League education is a testament to his hard work on and off the field. I feel very blessed to have had Conor be a part of my program and more importantly my life.”
Drew and I met with Conor earlier today to congratulate him on all of his achievements and he shared with us some words of wisdom he would like to pass along to future Auks: “My favorite things about Archmere have to be the community that is here now as well as the people who came before me who laid the foundation for our tradition of success. I think that anyone looking at Archmere should definitely come shadow and witness the community here. When I shadowed, I felt so welcome and I think that everyone who comes to Archmere should embrace the community and get involved. I have made friends for life, not just in my peers but in my teachers, coaches, and mentors.”
Conor has certainly found a way to create his legacy here. Come to Archmere, develop your talents, explore new interests, and create yours as well.