On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, Central Bucks West senior Bailey Moyer was recognized for signing a letter of intent to play soccer at Bloomsburg University. Check back for a gallery of photos.
Bailey Moyer – Bloomsburg University (Soccer)
Major: Possibly Education
Final list of colleges: Bloomsburg, East Stroudsburg
Reasons for choosing Bloomsburg: “Both schools are D-II PSAC, and it was pretty much the same between the two – the teams and everything like that. It came down to the school itself and where I saw myself fitting better in the campus, and I just liked Bloomsburg better. It’s far enough away that I’m not going to be home every weekend, but it’s also close enough that my family – who has been watching me play my whole life – can come up and see me. That was a big part of it, and how it’s spread out a lot – it’s a bigger campus.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in soccer at the collegiate level? “My whole life I’ve been playing soccer. My dad played Division One, my brother played Division III, and my grandfather actually played at East Stroudsburg. I was always going to be playing college soccer.”
Coach Stefan Szygiel says: “Bailey was a two-year captain, and three-time Continental All-SOL selection. He finished his CB West soccer career with 14 goals and 14 assists as a center back. He was part of a team that won the 2018 SOL Continental title and District One 4A championship and also made three consecutive PIAA 4A state tournament appearances - West was a 2017 state semifinalist and 2019 state finalist as the District One 4A No. 23 seed.
“Bailey will go down as one of the most decorated West kids in CB West boys’ soccer history with a 15-6 postseason record in district and state playoffs combined. He also was recognized as second team All-SOL Continental for CB West football, helping them capture their first league title since 2004.
“It is nearly impossible to talk about being a West kid without thinking of Bailey Moyer. He has been an integral part of changing the course of CB West boys’ soccer over the past three years, and we will miss his mullet flying around out there. Bailey graduates with 51 wins in three seasons, averaging 17 wins a season, which is simply remarkable. Watching his growth this season as a true leader has been an absolute pleasure, and the run that he took this team on as the number 23 seed will always be remembered. Most importantly, Bailey has always balanced playing with class and finding a way to get a result.”
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite movie: Step Brothers
Favorite music: Rap