Holly Ismail

Director of Regional Recruiting


St. Paul's School

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My name is Holly Ismail, Director of Regional Recruiting for NCSA. As a high school All-American in volleyball and basketball, I had to navigate the recruiting process times two. This felt daunting at times, with not a lot of guidance. Ultimately, I found a home at Syracuse University, where I chose to play basketball. I have since coached AAU and High School basketball for over 20 years. Being able to help my teams win national tournaments and state championships has been awesome, but nothing can compare to guiding my players to find the best collegiate fit, and to see them succeed at that level as student athletes. The impact of the college decision is lifelong.I consider myself very fortunate to be doing what I love. Having the opportunity to teach, guide and mentor so many student athletes and families in the recruiting process has been and continues to be extremely fulfilling.

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