February 4, 2010

Butler Baseball Q&A: Corey Moylan

Q: You transferred to Butler from the University of Vermont when your school dropped baseball. When did your team find out that Vermont was dropping baseball and how did the guys react?

Corey Moylan: Our team knew that some budget cut was amidst the entire athletic department, however, we had a strong feeling that the baseball team would be unaffected. We were shocked to hear that one week before we traveled to Vanderbilt to play our first game of the year, we received the devastating news that our team would be discontinued at season's end due to budgetary constraints. Obviously, our team was shocked, confused, frustrated and in total disbelief. Throughout the spring, teammates, coaches, friends, and parents of the organization continued to fight for our existence. In the end there was nothing anyone could do.

Q: Why did you decide to transfer to Butler and how do you like the school and your new teammates?

CM: When news hit of our team's termination, I immediately began contacting numerous midwest colleges which I had interest attending as a senior in high school. Fortunately, Butler was one of the first schools to contact me with an incentive to make an immediate impact on the team. From the familiarity of the campus, the excellent academics and the opportunity to continue playing collegiate baseball, it was an easy choice for me. So far, it has been a great transition from Vermont. Entering Butler with a couple other talented transfers, a welcoming group of upperclassmen, as well as a great coaching staff, I am excited to be part of a team that is really going to open some eyes this spring.

Q: Your summer college league team won a national championship and you were named to the all-tournament team. What made your team so successful over the summer?

CM: I believe our team was so successful this summer because of the way that our team meshed. Like many other summer teams whose schdules reach close to 60 games, it takes dedication and determination to compete each day, especially in the summer heat. We had a group of very talented players from all across the country, all of which coming from highly respected collegiate programs and did not accept defeat.

Q: What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?

CM: To tell you the truth, I do not know where I will be. I like taking things one day at a time. My focus now is on receiving my degree and playing the sport that I love for as long as I can.