Three-year starter at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland ... Also captained his club team, the Olney Rangers, and led the three-time Maryland state champions to the 2012 Dallas Cup title and the 2009 and 2011 Disney Tournament championships ... Received the African-American Outstanding Academic Achievement award all four years ... African-American Festival of Academic Excellence ... A member of the W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Scoiety.
Ismail Lapp-Kamara ... Born Oct. 10, 1995, in Washington, D.C. ... Son of Diana Lapp ... Has a younger brother, Sayidi, and an older sister, Kamilya ... Cousins Hannah and Alyssa Lapp both played soccer at St. Bonaventure ... Intends to major in sociology.
Coach Jones' Take: "A member of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, I've been able to watch Ismail over the past few years. He's a player who leads on the field with his calming influence no matter what position he plays in. He has the talent to break into the starting lineup come the fall."