Peter Baum - Athlete - STX Men's Lacrosse

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Peter Baum

#15 Ohio Machine Attack/Midfield
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Alma Mater: Colgate University

Accolades

  • 2017 MLL Champion
  • 2017 MLL Co-Leading Scorer
  • 2012 Tewaaraton Award winner
  • 2012 First Team All-American
  • 2012 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2011 All-Patriot League First Team
Why I Use STX

STX has always had a product-first mentality, which I feel many other brands don’t always share. I have always been a fan of the STX’s refined approach to design, as well as their relentless R&D. STX flat-out makes the best products in the game. Also, Kyle Harrison has been my lacrosse idol for as long as I can remember, so the chance to work with him was a big draw.

Q&A

Q. How old were you when you started playing?

A. 13

Q. Who was your favorite athlete (any sport) growing up?

A. Peter Forsberg of the Colorado Avalanche

Q. What was your Play Huge moment in your career?

A. It’s hard to pick one specific moment, but one game sticks out. During my junior year at Colgate (2012), we had a game against Army on the road. It was a tight game and I’d played poorly, just one goal through three and a half quarters. Suddenly, I scored one and a switch just flipped. I went on a tear and had five goals in the last seven or so minutes of the game to win it. It was an incredible feeling of just completely taking over.

Q. What song is always on your pregame play list?

A. I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift

Q. What’s your favorite movie?

A. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Q. What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself?

A. Learn to code!! But as it relates to lacrosse, I’d say spend more time practicing the things you aren’t good at.

Q. Who is one person you (past or present) with whom you’d like to have dinner?

A. Barack Obama

Q. What’s the one thing you’d like to see changed in your sport?

A. I’d like to see lacrosse become a more diverse and inclusive sport

Q. Who’s your favorite teammate you’ve ever played with?

A. Definitely Kyle Harrison. How many people get a chance to become friends and teammates with someone they grew up idolizing?! I still have to pinch myself sometimes.

Q. Who is or was the most influential person in helping you on your way to become a professional athlete?

A. My parents. They’ve supported me every step from day one.

Q. Describe your playing style in three words.

A. Fast. Aggressive. Ambidextrous.

Q. What’s your favorite exercise or drill to do while you’re training and why?

A. Favorite exercise is pull-ups. Favorite drill is a pretty simple one: just a bucket of balls at the top of the two point arc, dodging down the alley, throwing back to a teammate so they can get a shot, then switching roles. We do this constantly with the Machine and it’s just a great way to work on a lot in a very simple drill.

Q. What’s your favorite pre-game meal?

A. PB&J, banana, coffee and coconut water.

Q. Tell us your favorite motivational quote.

A. "You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take." Wayne Gretzky

Q. If you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be?

A. Lately I’ve become obsessed with the dramatic entrance the Clemson football team makes at home games in Death Valley. I’d love to play a lacrosse game in front of a crowd like that, 80,000+ fans!
 

 

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07.14.2016

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