October 6, 2019,

Satisfying life must be when you can have a very positive effect on the lives of young people across the United States.

Especially if they are female athletes seeking a scholarship. The opportunities are endless.

You can verify that by speaking with Ms. Lisa Strasman, the President of Next College Student Athlete (NCSA).

Are you familiar with the NCSA?

If you are the parent of a talented student athlete, you should be.

Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) is a for-profit organization that connects middle and high school student-athletes with college coaches. NCSA teaches middle and high school student-athletes about the college recruiting process.

The NCSA Athletic Recruiting team consists of coaches, scouts and former college athletes. NCSA Athletic Recruiting was included in the 2012 Inc. 5000, and in the top 20 of Crain’s Fast Fifty in both 2013 and 2012. The headquarters of NCSA Athletic Recruiting is in Chicago, Illinois.

Chris Krause is the founder and CEO of NCSA Athletic Recruiting.

This is a very family oriented process.

NCSA Athletic Recruiting teaches student-athletes and their parents about college recruiting.

NCSA Athletic Recruiting gives each student-athlete his/her own recruiting profile. On this profile, the student-athlete can create a public page to display his/her talents. Student-athletes’ academic grades and athleticism are evaluated by NCSA Athletic Recruiting scouts.

With this information, the scouts compose a list of colleges each student-athlete can realistically consider to both make the team and receive financial aid.

For those of us who have raised student athletes, we know obtaining a scholarship so that their college education is paid for is the ultimate dream.

As reported by US News, “Tuition and fees vary from college to college. Among ranked National Universities, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2019–2020 school year was $41,426 at private colleges, $11,260 for state residents at public colleges and $27,120 for out-of-state students at state schools, according to data reported to U.S. News in an annual survey.”

Having Ms. Strasman for a President is an athletic organization’s dream. She brings a wealth of experience to her desk.

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As shared by ESPN, “As the former captain of Yale’s women’s ice hockey team and a former professional hockey player, Lisa Strasman honed her team-building and leadership skills well before she became president of Next College Student Athlete, an organization that connects high school athletes to more than 42,000 college coaches.”

Lisa spent a season after college playing professional hockey in Switzerland before she started a career in technology sales.

From the NCSA headquarters in Chicago, she now oversees a team of more than 650 people across the country and guides the development of the organization’s proprietary software in matching student-athletes with potential schools.

Families often ask her how to make the right college choice. Most NCSA athletes receive multiple offers and athletic scholarship opportunities, and it can be tough to decide where to spend the next four years.

This is where NCSA can help. It is important to understand that the college a student chooses not only can affect their future employment opportunities, it is often the place where they will build lifetime relationships.

Lisa’s hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to student athletes and their parents is paying off.

It is time for her to enjoy the rewards, awards and fruits of her labor.

Please read on.

Next College Student Athlete President Lisa Strasman Named Top Woman in Sports by Cynopsis Media

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Inaugural award honors female trailblazers in the sports industry

CHICAGO, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network, is pleased to announce that NCSA President Lisa Strasman has been named a 2019 Top Woman in Sports by Cynopsis Media.

Cynopsis Top Women in Sports was established in 2019 to “celebrate female trailblazers in the sports industry.” Strasman is recognized in two categories, Social Good and Sports-Centric Brands. She will join fellow winners to receive her award at the Cynopsis Top Women in Sports Awards Gala in New York City this spring.

“Lisa is a true innovator and has helped pave the way for women in her sport and in her industry; first as captain of the Yale women’s ice hockey team and today in her role at NCSA,” said Luke Zaientz, CEO of NCSA parent company Reigning Champs. “She cares deeply about NCSA’s mission and is committed to making college accessible to all student-athletes.”

During her 14 years at NCSA, Strasman spearheaded the development of countless new products and services – from the first searchable athlete database for college coaches to a recruiting platform for the world’s fastest growing sport, esports. These innovations have not only helped define NCSA’s success, they have also had a tremendous impact on the recruiting industry as a whole, helping thousands more student-athletes find their right college fit.

In addition to strengthening NCSA’s reach, influence, and credibility within the recruiting industry, Strasman has played a pivotal role in the company’s tradition of giving back.

Throughout Strasman’s tenure, NCSA has donated millions of dollars in services to over 30,000 student-athletes and their families through NCSA’s All In Award and Seat At The Table programs. In 2018, NCSA donated $15M in services to student-athletes and their families.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Cynopsis Media as a Top Woman in Sports. I am blessed with an amazing team at NCSA who works tirelessly to help student-athletes reach their dreams. Sports has played an integral role in my life and I am grateful to have a platform to pay it forward,” said Strasman.

NCSA was founded in 2000 to help educate student-athletes and their families on the college athletic recruiting process and today, leverages proprietary technology and data with professional expertise and personal relationships to equip student athletes with the resources they need to connect with more than 35,000 college coaches across 34 different sports in NCSA’s network.

ABOUT NEXT COLLEGE STUDENT ATHLETE (NCSA)
Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) is the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reigning Champs LLC (www.reigningchamps.com), NCSA leverages proprietary technology and data with professional expertise and personal relationships, connecting tens of thousands of college-bound student-athletes to more than 35,000 college coaches nationwide across 34 sports each year.

Learn more about NCSA at www.ncsasports.org.

CONTACT: Lauren Pulte
(312) 624-7427
lpulte@ncsasports.org

SOURCE Next College Student Athlete

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https://www.espn.com/espnw/voices/story/_/id/22274792/lisa-strasman-cool-job-next-college-student-athlete-president

https://www.ncsasports.org/blog/2014/06/20/desk-president-lisa-strasman-making-college-choice/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Next_College_Student_Athlete

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/what-you-need-to-know-about-college-tuition-costs