Slutsky commits to Purdue

Max Cohen ('12)/Eastside Online Sports Editor

Cherry Hill East star baseball player Sam Slutsky (’10) has committed to attend and play baseball for the Purdue University Boilermakers.  Purdue greatly impressed Slutsky as he visited the school in Indiana this week.  Slutsky said, “I loved the school.” After his visit Slutsky knew Purdue was the place where he wanted to spend the next four years of his life, both academically and for baseball.

In terms of baseball, Slutsky felt as though Purdue was the perfect place for him.  According to Slutsky, the schools has great baseball facilities and a new baseball stadium on the way. Slutsky also feels as though he has a good opportunity to have  successful career at Purdue.  Slutsky said, “I saw a pretty good opportunity to play early on in my career” at Purdue.

Purdue University is a Division I school in the prestigious Big Ten conference.  Although Purdue is not famous for its baseball, its program is on the rise.  Within the last five years, the team has twice come within one win of capturing the Big Ten regular season title.  The program should continue to rise with the improved stadium on the way.  Slutsky wants to help the team get to the next step and capture the elusive Big Ten title which the school has not won since 1909.  Slutsky said, “I want to help the team win games.”

Slutsky is looking forward to moving on to, “the highest level” in terms of baseball, by playing at a Division I school.

Slutsky chose Purdue over the University of Rhode Island and Hofstra University.