Peter Baum (Lincoln, 2009)

Peter BaumPeter Baum

Peter Baum (Lincoln, 2009)
School: Lincoln Graduation Year: 2009

Year Inducted: 2020

Sport Played: Lacrosse

High School Honors: 4 Lacrosse Letters. All-State and All-American as a Junior and Senior. State Championship team as a Junior, 2nd in State as a Senior; selected to participate in the 2009 Under Armour All-American Game and ranked No. 37 on Inside Lacrosse’s list of the nation’s Top 100 Recruits.

Post High School Career: 2013 graduate of Colgate University with a BA in Geography, magna cum laude; four-year letterwinner and team captain as a Senior; 4x First Team All-Patriot League selection; 3x NCAA All American; led the nation in scoring and won the 2012 Tewaaraton Award (regarded as the “Heisman Trophy of lacrosse”) as the Division 1 National Player of the Year; graduated as the Patriot League’s all-time leader in goals. Selected with the #1 overall pick in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Collegiate Draft by the Ohio Machine; Played for the Ohio Machine from 2014-18; twice named MLL All-Pro; 2017 MLL Champions. Received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 2020 and will join the Los Angeles office of the global law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Like so many young people, playing my own sports and watching my classmates compete in theirs were absolute highlights of my childhood and certainly of my high school experience. Perhaps even more vivid than my memories of competing on the lacrosse field for Lincoln High School, I remember and cherish the afternoons and evenings spent watching my friends participate in football, soccer, dance, and more.

The athletics community at Lincoln High School and in the PIL shaped my approach to sports and laid the foundation for me to chase excellence at the collegiate level and beyond in lacrosse, academics and in my professional life. I will always be grateful to Will Harris, who was my high school coach at Lincoln and the engine behind our beloved lacrosse program. Without his tireless efforts, and those of so many other volunteers too numerous to count, my high school and college experiences might have been very different.

Being a part of a lacrosse team has given me my greatest thrills and a community that stretches from coast to coast. Sports are a defining characteristic of my life and it’s a pleasure knowing that so many others feel the same way.

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