Zone Coverage: Lady Sports News Founder Ieshia Hill

Writer / Kara Reibel  Photography / Provided

Growing up, North Central graduate Ieshia Hill played softball, volleyball and basketball. During her years at NCHS, her basketball team won back to back state titles and earned a national ranking.

“We garnered a lot of attention during that time,” recalls Hill, whose teammates were Miss Basketball and runner-up the following year. “But there were amazing players on other teams that also deserved media attention.”

Wishing to turn the tide and bring awareness to other female athletes, both on and off their field of play, Hill started Lady Sports News.

“Lady Sports News is an exciting concept as it solely focuses on uplifting and promoting young ladies in the world of sports,” shares Kendrea Williams, CEO of Dreamapolis. “Ieshia’s platform is a innovative way to change how society thinks about athletes, in addition to being a media outlet which positively highlights the female players.”

Hill is an Ernie Pyle School of Journalism graduate from Indiana University. “40 percent of all athletes are women, and they only receive 4 percent of media coverage,” states Hill, who is working to close this gap.

In 2009, ESPN came under scrutiny due to the fact that women received only 1 percent of total coverage on SportsCenter. Now there is ESPNW, but they mainly cover the professional echelon. Hill sees an opportunity to bridge this divide. Through her online content, she seeks to encourage younger athletes, keeping them interested and motivated in playing sports.

Hill currently provides coverage for Brebeuf Jesuit, North Central and Ben Davis with strong plans for scaling up her business. With help from student journalists, coverage of games along with stories from the players and coaches are shared daily.

Hill’s goal for Lady Sports News is to be the main source for high school girls’ sports in the Greater Indianapolis area with plans to branch out into other cities across the state. The blueprint for her online news platform is multi-faceted with the ability to follow specific school news and having advertisers who focus on supporting their schools of choice.

“We are local and community-based,” says Hill. “We are thrilled to inspire young athletes through our online platform.”

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