Leah Peterson - Lacrosse - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#27 Leah Peterson


Class Senior
Hometown Hagerstown, Md.
High School North Hagerstown

2017 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Played in eight games as a senior attacker for the Commodores, posting a goal, two ground balls and a caused turnover… Helped Vanderbilt win five consecutive draw controls in the second half of the Dores’ win over Villanova on March 31… Scored her first goal of the season on March 25 at Butler, off an assist from twin sister Kayla Peterson… Collected a ground ball against Furman on February 24.

2017: Saw action in eight games as a reserve attacker… Won a career-high three draw controls on the road against No. 13 Denver… Tallied two draw controls in the home win over Butler… Picked up a ground ball in the season finale against Marquette… Named to the 2017 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2016: Did not see game action in her second year on campus… Named to the 2016 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2015: Played in nine games off the bench… Scored four goals, second among freshmen, behind only twin sister Kayla Peterson… Scored first goal, recorded first and lone assist of season and collected first two ground balls in college debut in season opener against Kennesaw State… Had career-high two goals on two shots at Penn State… Named to First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

High School: Four-year starter at North Hagerstown High School and St. James School… Named All-County Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013… Four-time All-County first team selection… Three-time All-MVAL first team selection… Maryland Crab Draw MVP in 2014 …. Nike Elite 120 standout in 2012 … Helped North Hagerstown win conference and county championships… Scored 75 goals and had 35 assists as a senior at North Hagerstown… Senior captain… Also played soccer all four years and one year of basketball… U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American… Received Scholar-Athlete Award… Member of the National Honors Society.

Personal: Leah Peterson… Born Sept. 23, 1996 in Baltimore, Md… Daughter of James and Susan Peterson… Has three sisters: Kayla, Courtney, Kristen; and two brothers: Jamie, Kevin… Twin sister, Kayla, is also on the Vanderbilt lacrosse team… Majoring in Human and Organizational Development… Favorites include: Kenny Chesney or John Mayer (favorite musical performer); Beyonce (person I’d love to trade places with for a day), Special K cereal (favorite midnight snack), The Notebook or The Help (favorite movie), Ghirardelli’s double chocolate brownies (best tasting food I can make), my mom, Susan (biggest influence in my life).