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USA Lax Mag: How a Florida Lacrosse Player Became the Face of an NIL Movement

by Justin Boggs


Name, image and likeness deals have become commonplace at the college level in recent years since the NCAA began allowing athletes to sign sponsorship deals in 2021.

While numerous states have since extended the ability for high school athletes to profit off their name, Florida is not among them. Bartram Trail’s lacrosse star Ryann Frechette hoped Florida would join the growing number of states allowing NIL deals.

According to the National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations, 30 states had adopted NIL for high school athletes by late 2023. (Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Washington permit it.)

Several other states, like Michigan and Delaware, are weighing adding NIL.

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