EARLY RECRUITING

Equity IX is a digital media company founded by Leigh Ernst Friestedt to analyze key issues in sports and education: early recruiting, NCAA rules, gender equity and Title IX.

THE ROLE OF SPORTS IN EDUCATION

TLC #45 carries the ball at the Nike Elite G8 Girls Lacrosse Club Tournament (2015) to showcase for college coaches as part of the early recruiting process in girls lacrosse.  © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Photo by Leigh Ernst Friestedt Early Recruiting - Equity IX - SportsOgram

EARLY RECRUITING

NCAA RULE

Duke women's lacrosse head coach, Kerstin Kimel, watches prospective student-athletes compete at the Nike Elite G8 girls lacrosse club tournament (2015).  Kimel was instrumental in passing the NCAA early recruiting legislation for lacrosse in 2017.  © Equ Kerstin Kimel - Early Recruiting - Equity IX - SportsOgram

NEW NCAA RECRUITING RULE

The NCAA approved landmark early recruiting legislation for men's and women's lacrosse in April 2017 to limit contact and communication with college coaches before September 1 of a prospective student-athlete's junior year in high school.   

SPORTSOGRAM

DIGITAL MEDIA SPORTS

SportsOgram is the digital media sports company for Equity IX.  Leigh Ernst Friestedt has photographed the top lacrosse events including:  NCAA Final Four, Ivy League,
ACC, Big 10 and Big East Championships - NYC Marathon, tennis and sailing regattas. 

NYC marathon runner Lindsay Ernst #67711 has a huge smile on her face with her arms up in glory as she runs in Central Park at mile 25 - photo by Leigh Ernst Friestedt © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Photo by Leigh Ernst Friestedt Lindsay Ernst - NYC Marathon 2017 - Mile 25 - © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Photo by Leigh Ernst Friestedt
Gregory and Annabelle Fowlkes race their Indian sailboat in Nantucket at the Constable Cup.  Gregory wears a blue hat with matching blue and white Indian long sleeve t-shirt.  Annabelle has a yellow hat and hikes of the boat.  © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Sailing - Nantucket - Equity IX- SportsOgram
Sailor in black life jacket has a huge smile on his face with crew member wearing a white visor, red life jacket and sunglasses as they race the Indian sailboat at the Constable Cup in Nantucket.  © 2017 Equity IX - SportOgram - photo by Leigh Ernst Fries Sailing - Nantucket - Equity IX - SportsOgram

FILMS

EARLY RECRUIT

Early Recruit analyzes early recruiting in lacrosse where 8th-grade girls are "committing" to one of the most accelerated recruiting processes in college sports.

Zoe Belodeau (#14 Saints), an early recruit for Penn women's lacrosse, looks to shoot the lacrosse ball left handed in the ISL Girls Lacrosse Finals (2015).  © Equity IX - SportsOgram - Photo by Leigh Ernst Friestedt Zoe Belodeau - Early Recruit (UPenn) - Equity IX - SportsOgram - Photo by Leigh Ernst Friestedt

EARLY RECRUITING

Lexi Ledoyen, #23 Capital Club Lacrosse, carries the ball in the midfield with an injury on her left knee at the Nike Elite G8 girls lacrosse tournament (2015).  The green band on Lexi's left arm shows she has committed to Syracuse as an early recruit. © Early Recruiting - Equity IX - SportsOgram

SPORTSOGRAM

Lindsay Ernst runs in the 2017 NYC Marathon at mile 25 with a huge smile on her face and arms lined in victory.  © Equity IX - SportsOgram - photo by Leigh Ernst Friestedt NYC Marathon - Equity IX - SportsOgram
Kerrin Maurer, #9 Duke, top center with eye black under her goggles carries the ball in midfield against Syracuse midfielder at the ACC Women's Lacrosse Championship (2015).  Maurer was a top player from St. Anthony's and early recruit to Duke women's lac Early Recruiting - Equity IX - SportsOgram
Gregory and Annabelle Fowlkes race their Indian sailboat at the Constable Cup in Nantucket.  Gregory is wearing a light blue hat with a matching Indian long sleeve t-shirt. Annabelle has a yellow hat and is hiking out of the boat.  © 2017 Equity IX - Spor Sailing - Equity IX - SportsOgram

FILMS

Annie Dyson, #14 Capital Lacrosse Club, is an early recruit at UVA.  Dyson showcases in front of top college coaches at the Nike Elite G8 girls lacrosse tournament (2015).  The green arm band on her left bicep shows that she has committed early to college Early Recruiting - Equity IX - SportsOgram

Leigh Ernst Friestedt

Leigh Ernst Friestedt - CEO and Founder of Equity IX and SportsOgram - sports photography (lacrosse, sailing, tennis, marathons) and analyzes key issues in sports including early recruiting, NCAA rules, gender equity and Title IX. Leigh Ernst Friestedt - Equity IX, LLC
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