Lisa Strasman, NCSA President
I am the president of NCSA Next College Student Athlete as well as one of the first competitive female ice hockey players in Illinois. I went on to captain the women's hockey team at Yale University and, after graduation, I played professional hockey in Switzerland.
I joined NCSA as a recruiting coach in 2004 and helped create the digital platform that continues to guide thousands of student-athletes and their parents through college athletic recruiting. During my tenure as president, NCSA has seen steady growth in the number of college commitments as well as expansion of its recruiting services to more sports. NCSA has also been consistently named one of the top digital companies in Chicago and has been recognized as one of the best places to work.
In addition to my role as president, I am a frequent speaker and featured panelist at events including SXSW and Women in Sports and Events. I have also written articles for Fast Company, Entrepreneur and more.
I reside in the Chicago area with my husband, son, daughter and an Old English sheepdog.