USA Lax Mag: Sofia Chepenik Brings Lifetime NIL Deal to South Florida
via USALaxMagazine.com, by Justin Feil – July 6th,2023
Sofia Chepenik got a late start in lacrosse, but she’s made headlines with a landmark name, image and likeness deal and now a transfer from one new big-name college program to another.
Four months after signing a lifetime NIL contract midway through Clemson’s inaugural season, she was announced as part of the seven-member inaugural transfer class of the University of South Florida, which begins NCAA Division I play in the American Athletic Conference in Spring 2025.
Chepenik was one month into her first season at Clemson when she became the first female college athlete to sign a lifetime NIL deal — believed to be the longest and largest for any female lacrosse player. Through her agent, Christian Addison of Addison Sports & Entertainment, and Athletiverse, which connects student-athletes to NIL opportunities, Chepenik inked a deal with LootMogul that pays her endorsement money and granted her an equity stake in the Web3 gaming and e-commerce platform.
She is expected to be the face of their online lacrosse game.
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