November 11, 2011

New Jersey's Alissa Tarsi Commits to Being a Pioneer in 2012

Alissa Tarsi from North Hunterdon, N.J. has signed her national letter of intent to play for the Sacred Heart Pioneers in the upcoming 2012-13 season. In her junior year at North Hunterdon High, Tarsi averaged 11.3 points per game. The  North Hunterdon Lions are 72-12 with Alissa on the team and went on to win the Skyland Conference Delaware Division title last year.

"Alissa will bring toughness and physical play to our front court," said Head Coach Ed Swanson. "Her ability to run the floor and finish in transition fits perfectly into out style of play."

Tarsi won a handful of individual honors for the 2010-11 season, including: North Hunterdon High School Irons Award-MVP, All-West Jersey Second Team, Skyland Conference Delaware West First Team, HWS Tournament First Team, All-Area First Team Courier News, All-County First Team Hunterdon Democrat, Express Times Second Team and Express Times Player of the Week for 1/31/11.

Last season, she scored 316 points, including 88 free throws and 114 field goals. Tarsi recorded 55 assists and 49 steals, as well as 271 rebounds (9.6 average).

"Once I visited the school, I knew it was the one for me," Tarsi said about Sacred Heart. "I talked to a couple professors and the team and the coaches while I was there, and I felt at home."