Peter Baum Finally a Member of Machine

First round pick from the 2013 MLL Collegiate Draft and former 2012 Tewaaraton Trophy winner, Peter Baum has selected to sign with his team, the Ohio Machine. The former Colgate star had his rights retained by Ohio even though he elected to play LXM, signing with Adrenaline, a sponsor of LXM. He is also a sponsored athlete by STX, which became an Official Equipment Partner to the MLL along with the merger.

Baum commented in the press release, “I could not be more excited to begin my MLL career with the Ohio Machine.”

Ohio has him listed at the midfield position on their website, so it will be interesting to see what Coach Bear Davis does with this talented kid. If he plays attack, he will join the likes of Steele Stanwick (Virginia), Marcus Holman (UNC), Kevin Cooper (Maryland), and Logan Schuss (Ohio State) as one of the youngest attack groups in the MLL.

“They are one of the most exciting franchises in the league to me, and are a perfect fit for my desire to help spread the game to non-traditional lacrosse markets. The team has a young roster that is loaded with exciting talent, and I am really looking forward to getting into training camp and doing my best to make an immediate impact,” Baum said.

“During his career at Colgate, Peter was the best player in college lacrosse. His combination of physical tools, vision and playmaking ability are the traits we look for in our players, and we are excited to add a player of Peter’s caliber to our roster,” Ohio Machine President, John Algie, stated.

Peter ended his collegiate career as Colgate’s all-time leader in points (225), goals (164) and is the Patriot League’s all-time record goal scorer. Originally from Portland, Oregon, he was the first player from the Western coast of the United States, Colgate, and Patriot Leaguer to win the Tewaaraton Trophy. He won the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and was named First Team All-American in 2012.

With the merger of the LXM Pro Tour and Major League Lacrosse, players from the two leagues will now have the opportunity to play in both. Former MLL player Kyle Harrison, co-founder of LXM, is one huge name that will more than likely participate in both.