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Game Face Podcast: Knowledge and Relationships are Power in NIL

Bre Socker made the most of NIL her final semester of college

student athlete Bre Socker talking about NIL on Game Face podcast

Last Updated on February 7, 2022

This week on my Game Face podcast with Linktree, I’m joined by Bre Socker, a DIII field hockey athlete who made the most of her NIL opportunities in her final semester of college. Bre finished her college athletic career in Division 3 field hockey at St John Fisher College with the National Field Hockey Coaches Association naming her an All-American for the second time.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How she reached out to brands
  • Why the relationships she’s developed over time led to deals
  • Why knowledge is power in determining your pricing
  • The often-overlooked advantage to being a DIII athlete when being considered by brands
  • The value of creating your own merchandise
  • How schools can do more to support their athletes
  • Why she’s such an advocate of talking about mental health
  • And so much more!

You can listen below or on your favorite podcast platform.

Know someone we should have on Game Face? Nominate a guest here. Have a question you want us to get answered by a student athlete or NIL expert? Submit questions here.

You can also listen to previous episodes here and share with student athletes you know who want to build their brands and grow their platforms!


  • Kristi Dosh

    Kristi A. Dosh is the founder of and has served as a sports business analyst and contributor for outlets such as Forbes, ESPN, SportsBusiness Journal, Bleacher Report, SB Nation and more. She is also the author of a book on the business of college football, Saturday Millionaires. Kristi is a sought-after consultant and speaker on topics related to the business of college sports and a former practicing attorney. Click to learn more

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