MANSFIELD - All-time leading scorer Alison Tagliaferri has rejoined the Mansfield University women's basketball program as a full-time assistant coach.
Tagliaferri was an exceptional two-sport athlete at Mansfield playing basketball for five seasons from 2002-2006 under head coach Ruth Hermansen and playing softball for four seasons from 2002-05 under head coach Edith Gallagher.
"I'm excited to be back," said Tagliaferri, also a Jersey Shore High School graduate. "I have great memories of Mansfield including being part of the first playoff team in school history. I want all of our players to have that same experience."
Tagliaferri, who was named PSAC East Player of the Week nine times during her career, is the all-time leading scorer in MU history with 1,795 points - more than 200 points better than the next highest scorer. She is also the most accurate shooter in school history hitting 48.4% of her shots. Tagliaferri ranks first in career blocks (130) and free throws made (457) and fourth in rebounds (852).
Tagliaferri is the first and only women's basketball player in school history to earn 1st Team All-East honors during all four seasons at Mansfield and was also named to the All-PSAC East softball team three times.