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Sophie Baez

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Player profile

  • Hometown Milton, Ga.
  • Last School Milton High School
  • Year Graduate Student
  • Height 5-3

Ohio State Career

  • Earned bachelor’s degree in sport industry in Spring 2021
  • Pursuing master’s degree in sport management
  • Selected for NCAA Career in Sports Forum
  • Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week March 5, 2019
  • Two-time Academic All-B1G selection and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • 40 career games played, with 26 starts, posting 50 goals, 24 assists and 74 points, along with 35 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers

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2021 (Senior Season)

  • Played in 11 games, starting three
  • 10 points, with five goals and five assists
  • Two points in each game vs. Penn State, with goal and an assist in game one March 26 and two goals March 28
  • Also had two points vs. Northwestern with a goal and a helper
  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors

2020 (Junior Season)

  • Started all nine games
  • Tallied 20 points from 14 goals and six assists, ranking second on the team
  • Scored in seven of the Buckeyes’ nine games
  • Registered a hat trick against No. 19 UMass March 1
  • Scored four goals against Kent State University Feb. 12
  • Picked up six ground balls
  • Ended the season with four caused turnovers
  • Academic All-Big Ten honoree
  • Named a SASSO Student-Athlete of the Month in February
  • Miechelle Willis Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Award winner

2019 (Sophomore Season)

  • Appeared in 16 games with 14 starts
  • Tallied 44 points from 31 goals and 13 assists, ranking third on the team
  • Averaged 1.94 goals per game
  • Third on the team with 23 ground balls
  • Caused nine turnovers as an attacker
  • Notched four draw controls
  • Had a career-high eight points against Niagara March 3
  • Finished the season with 11 multi-point games
  • Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week March 5 after an 11-point weekend against Marquette and Niagara

2018 (Freshman Season)

  • Appeared in four games
  • Scooped up the first ground ball of her career against UConn March 14
  • Saw the field against No. 10 Navy Feb. 10, Detroit Mercy Feb. 16 and Cincinnati Feb. 26

Prior to Ohio State

  • Four-year starter and letterwinner at Milton High School
  • Three-time Georgia state champion
  • 2017 team captain and offensive player of the year
  • 2017 First Team Georgia All-State Selection
  • 2017 US Lacrosse High School All-American selection
  • Played for Eagle Stix for eight years
  • Was involved in making ceramics and represented Milton High School in the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, winning honorable mention out of 149 pieces taken to the festival
  • Recipient of the Academic Excellence award for ceramics

Personal

  • Daughter of Carlos Baez and Nancy Makarek-Baez
  • Has a younger brother, Colin
  • Earned bachelor’s degree in sport industry in Spring 2021; enrolled in sport management master’s program
  • Enjoys ceramics, painting and hiking
  • Got into lacrosse after seeing a boys lacrosse practice at a local park; found a ball and asked her mother for a stick, then taught herself how to pass and catch and then joined a team
  • Trained in karate when she was younger, receiving a purple belt