Minnesota Soccer Goalie Inks State's First Prep NIL Deal

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Edina (Minn.) High School soccer goalkeeper Bayliss Flynn this week became Minnesota's first high school athlete to sign an NIL Deal.

In the wake of the Minnesota High School League's decision to open up NIL opportunities for high school athletes, Flynn inked a deal with TruStone Financial. 

While Flynn plays on her high school team, as well as club teams, she's also the youngest member of the Minnesota Aurora FC, the state's USLW league team. TruStone is one of the founding sponsors of Minnesota Aurora. 

"I'm honored to announce the 1st Name Image Likeness (NIL) endorsement deal for a high school athlete in Minnesota," Flynn wrote in a tweet. "Very grateful for the @MSHSL decision allowing #NIL." 

Flynn has already announced her commitment to play D-I soccer at the University of Montana. 

Minnesota's high school NIL rules stipulate the following: 

  • Compensation not being contingent on specific athletic performance or achievement
  • Compensation not being provided as a recruitment tool or to remain enrolled at a particular school 
  • NIL activities can't interfere with a student-athlete's academic obligations, among other things
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