September 15, 2020

Get to Know the Freshmen: Leah Sax


Follow along and get to know the newest members of the Buckeye women’s lacrosse program.

Today, meet Leah Sax from Philadelphia.

Buckeye head coach Amy Bokker on Leah …

“Leah is a smart attacker with a crafty stick. She is a mature leader within her class and carries herself with confidence. I know she will continue to grow as a player and contribute to our Buckeye attack.”

Leah, on why she chose Ohio State …

I chose Ohio State because the culture was so welcoming and exactly what I was looking for in a college experience. Ohio State women’s lacrosse holds each other accountable to be the best athlete, student and person possible and that’s the kind of family I want to be a part of.”

Ohio State Buckeyes

Prior to Ohio State

  • Team captain as a senior
  • National Tournament participant in 2018 and ‘19
  • Under Amour Uncommitted Team selection in 2017 and ‘19
  • Played for Big 4 HHH from 2016-20 and STEPS Philly from 2013-16
  • Earned high honors throughout high school
  • Received American Chemical Society award and Raymond Evans Jr. Memorial Prize in mathematics
  • Member of Cum Laude Society
  • National Hispanic Recognition Scholar
  • Also played water polo


  • Daughter of Richard Sax and Leslie Gomez
  • Has an older brother, Andrew, who attends the University of Vermont
  • Pre-med major and plans to attend medical school
  • Enjoys snowboarding and skiing
  • Has spent time coaching lacrosse
  • Started playing lacrosse in fourth grade