LSE Signs First Female Athletes to NIL Division

Evan Laufer, CEO of Laufer Sports & Entertainment, announced new client signings earlier this month. A.C. Fitzpatrick, an outside hitter for the Florida Gators Volleyball team, and UCF Women’s Tennis player Jaleesa Leslie, signed with LSE’s NIL Division. The duo marks LSE’s first female athletes signed for NIL marketing opportunities. 

“I am super excited to be working with Evan and Laufer Sports & Entertainment! I think Evan & I’s partnership will be extremely beneficial for the both of us,” Leslie said. “Already from the start, talking to Evan has been super easy and he has made me feel comfortable with the whole process, which is a big reason why I decided to sign with him. He explained the agency and made everything extremely clear and easy to understand, which I really appreciated. And, of course, I can’t forget that Evan is a UCF Alum so that also got me super excited to know that I’ll be working with another Knight!  Overall, I can’t wait to meet other athletes who are signed as well and get exposed to more of the NIL world! I can’t wait to start this new journey with Evan and his agency!”

Jaleesa will have an excellent opportunity to face top collegiate tennis competitors as UCF makes the transition to the Big 12 Conference in time for the 2024 women’s tennis season. She will compete as a senior for the Knights this upcoming season. 

Fitzpatrick echoed Leslie’s excitement about signing with their new agent. “I wanted to sign with Evan because I think this would be a great opportunity that can benefit both of us,” she expressed. “He was super willing to help me and I think this is going to be a great match! 

The 2020 Florida Gatorade Player of the Year will also be a senior for the upcoming season. Fitzpatrick is a Florida native who played for two seasons with the Penn State Nittany Lions, where she received 2021 All-Big Ten Sportsmanship honors before returning home to compete as a Florida Gator her junior and upcoming senior year. 

LSE is a full-service sports and entertainment agency that preaches “Family Over Everything.” Laufer will look to build the “self-brands” of Leslie and Fitzpatrick off the courts and connect them with NIL marketing opportunities.