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Lisa Strasman Named to 2019 Cynopsis Top Women in Sports List

The Cynopsis Top Women in Sports Awards shine a light on female trailblazers who are pushing the industry forward, while empowering and inspiring others with their drive for innovation and inclusion.

NGWSD Reflections: How ice hockey led NCSA President Lisa Strasman forward

Lisa Strasman played ice hockey at Yale University and professionally in Switzerland. She is currently the President of Next College Student Athlete, and shares her story with the Women’s Sports Foundation in recognition of NGWSD

Former Yale women’s ice hockey captain is de-stressing recruitment for student-athletes

Lisa Strasman ’01 B.A. isn’t sure what compelled her to try ice hockey at the age of 5. She just knew she loved being on the ice, did not particularly care for figure skating, and had both an older cousin and a friend in kindergarten who played. One day, she simply declared that she wanted to play...

In Growing ‘Wild West’ of Campus Esports, Programs Rush to Lure the Best Players

To hunt for the best [esports] players, some colleges opt to work with external recruiting networks like Next College Student Athlete or beRecruited, services popular among traditional athletes and coaches.

College athletic recruiting network ranks Cal in the top-10 of its 2018 power rankings

College athletics recruiting network Next College Student Athlete calculated “power” rankings for more than 1,000 college athletic programs across the U.S., and the California Golden Bears ranked eighth overall—topping heavyweights like the Michigan Wolverines (No. 16), Florida Gators (No. 24) and...

NCSA Certified as a 2018 Great Place to Work

Based on a survey of NCSA's employees, NCSA Next College Student Athlete was named a 2018 Great Place to Work. This certification was based on employees' responses to questions around workplace culture, challenges, rewards, management and more.

NCSA Named to Crain's 2018 Best Places to Work List

Partnering with the Best Companies Group, Crain's surveyed 8,800 employees at Chicago-area companies to find the top 100 companies to work for. NCSA made the list based on its employee perks and workplace culture.

NCSA Teams Up with IMG Academy to Deliver Its Team Edition Platform to Coaches

NCSA has teamed up with IMG Academy, an educational institution known as one of the most advanced schools for athletic, academic and personal development, to deploy NCSA Team Edition, a powerful new recruiting platform for club and high school teams.

ESPNW Features Lisa Strasman's Journey to Becoming President of NCSA

From being named the captain of Yale's women's ice hockey team to becoming a professional hockey player, technology salesperson and now president of NCSA, Lisa Strasman talks about how her background in sports helped her gain success in the workplace.

NCSA Named One of 15 Coolest Offices in Chicago

Crain's Chicago Business ranked the coolest 15 offices that were rehabbed or opened after July 1, 2016, and NCSA made the cut.

NCSA Ranks #31 on Top 100 Tech Companies in Chicago List

Built in Chicago lists Chicago’s 100 biggest digital tech companies, ranking NCSA at 31.

NFL alum Izell Reese brings high school football combine to Chicago

Former NFL player and Next College Student Athlete Executive Vice President Izell Reese attends one of’s events for high school football players.

7 ways to talk about your athletic experience on a job interview

NCSA President and former Yale Hockey Captain Lisa Strasman gives advice to college athletes entering the job market and how to kill it on every interview.

Weekly Recruiting Tips in USA Today

USA TODAY High School Sports has a weekly column on college recruiting. Here, we provide practical tips and real-world advice on becoming a better recruit to maximize your opportunities to play in college.

Press Releases


Next College Student Athlete Partners With Blast Motion


adidas, USA Volleyball, Next College Student Athlete Launch 2019 adidas Volleyball Experience


Next College Student Athlete President Lisa Strasman Named Top Woman In Sports By Cynopsis Media


Next College Student Athlete Partners With Battlefy


Next College Student Athlete Partners With Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools


Next College Student Athlete Partners With University Athlete, Hires Founder, Marc Swindle


Next College Student Athlete Partners With GotSoccer


Next College Student Athlete Named Official Recruiting Partner of US Youth Soccer


Rivals, Next College Student Athlete, Adidas Announce 2019 Rivals Camp Series


Next College Student Athlete Announces 2018 Winter and Spring Sports NCSA Power Rankings


Next College Student Athlete Announces 2018 NCSA Power Rankings


Next College Student Athlete Named to Chicago Tribune's 2018 Top Workplaces List


Next College Student Athlete Named Official Responsible Recruiting Partner of US Lacrosse


Next College Student Athlete Adds Esports To Collegiate Recruiting Network


Roundballers to Get More Recruiting Help: NCSA Partners with West Coast Elite Basketball


Next College Student Athlete and USA Wrestling Announce Addition of Women’s Wrestling to NCSA Athletic Recruiting Network


NCSA Next College Student Athlete Gives College Football Coaches an All-Access Look at Rivals Camp Series Video and More with Its New Coach Pass™ by NCSA Recruiting Tool


Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) Partners with AthleteTypes to Bring Mental Toughness Evaluation to College Recruiting


NCSA Partners with Sidelined USA to Help Athletes with Career Ending Injuries


Rivals, NCSA, adidas Expand Football Camp, Combine Series to Reach More Student-Athletes In 2018


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