About

lacrosse team

We. are. Gaels.

The Gaels NIL Fund was created to help Saint Mary’s College athletes succeed on a new playing field.

When college athletes became eligible to benefit from their own name, image and likeness (NIL), several alums and prominent Gaels donors recognized an opportunity to combine sports industry leaders and put their ”collective” experience to use to empower SMC student-athletes to elevate their NIL opportunities — all while allowing them to focus on their academic and athletic responsibilities.

Led by Chris Schoemann, The Gaels NIL Fund’s Executive Director and utilizing a team of local and national sports marketing professionals, The Gaels NIL Fund is bringing creative and innovative opportunities to this new college athletics landscape.

Ultimately, The Gaels NIL Fund’s mission is to empower SMC student-athletes to be successful in the brand and marketing landscape, as well as maximize revenue opportunities.