Gladiator Lacrosse was founded in 2013 by then-13-year old seventh grade entrepreneur and lacrosse player, Rachel Zietz. Like every player wishing to improve his or her game, Rachel’s coaches advised her to play “wall ball” and practice her shot as much as possible. However, the quality of the products she purchased for use in the backyard would not hold up to the weather outdoors and were expensive.
Participating in the YEA! Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce program, Rachel decided to start a business that produced high-quality lacrosse equipment at an affordable price and Gladiator Lacrosse was born. Since graduating from the YEA! program in 2013, Rachel has been growing her business, and is on track to see $1 million in revenue after launching less than two years ago. She is currently a ninth-grade student and attends school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.