Bayliss Flynn becomes first Minnesota high school student-athletes to ink NIL deal

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Bayliss Flynn, a soccer player at Edina High School in Minnesota, has become the first high school student-athlete to sign a NIL deal in the state. Flynn announced the news on Twitter.

“I’m honored to announce the 1st Name Image Likeness (NIL) endorsement deal for a high school athlete in Minnesota,” Flynn tweeted.

The 17-year-old is able to make a profit off her NIL due to recent changes in the state’s law. Minnesota recently became the 10th state to definitively allow NIL for high school students.

Bayliss Flynn’s partnership is with TruStone Financial. She will help represent financial literacy within the community with credit and debit cards offered by TruStone Financial. There are no details currently available regarding compensation for Flynn.

“It definitely makes me very proud and very happy that a girl is the first one to do it,” Flynn told Kare 11 News.

About Bayliss Flynn

Bayliss Flynn is one of the best up-and-coming soccer players in the country. She’s a goalkeeper for her high school team, and she’s already signed with USLW team Minnesota Aurora FC. It’s also through Minnesota Aurora FC that she was able to get her NIL deal with TruStone Financial. That’s because TruStone Financial is a founding partner of Minnesota Aurora FC.

In January, Flynn committed to Montana, where she will play Division I soccer. Along with that, Flynn enjoys giving back to her community by running soccer camps for younger girls.

“I love seeing them improve and get better,” she said to Kare 11 News.. “I love seeing their passion for the sport already.”