Skylar Diggins (24 points, 9 assists, 5 steals, 5 rebounds) named regional's Most Outstanding Player.
OVERVIEW: Nicknamed "Maddie" ... versatile player who emerged as a solid reserve in the Notre Dame rotation after missing her rookie season due to injuries (has three seasons of athletic eligibility remaining) ... can play either backcourt position or on the wing ... fundamentally-sound athlete who has a well-developed basketball IQ and picks up strategy and new concepts quickly ... has solid perimeter shooting eye and is creative off the dribble ... handles the ball well with either hand and is not afraid to attack the rim and get to the foul line ... also battles fearlessly against taller players in the paint as a rebounder and defender.
2013 EUROPEAN TOUR: Started all three games, averaging 8.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game with a .556 field goal percentage ... scored 13 points (6-8 FG) in tour-opening win at Barking Abbey ... tallied 11 points and three steals in victory over French All-Stars to close out tour.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13): Played in 34 games (starting three times) in her first full season, averaging 4.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game with three double-figure scoring games ...earned starting nod in her college debut against No. 19/21 Ohio State at the Carrier Classic, collecting two points, three rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes ... missed next two games (UMass and Mercer) to rest recovering foot injuries ...returned to action in reserve role at No. 19/22 UCLA and delivered career-high seven points and two steals, including key theft and score in first half that sparked 15-2 run and gave Fighting Irish lead for good ... back in starting lineup at Central Michigan and pulled down career-best seven rebounds ...tied (then) career highs with seven points and seven rebounds against Utah State; also had career highs in assists (3), free throws (2) and blocks (1) and tied career highs in three-point field goals (1), three-point field goal attempts (3) and free throw attempts (2) ... set numerous career highs against Alabama A&M, including points (13), assists (4), field goals made (4), field goals attempted (6), three-pointers made (3) and three-pointers attempted (4) ...in limited action against No. 22 Texas A&M, tied career high by going 2-of-2 at the foul line ... had seven points and six rebounds against No. 11 Purdue, including a three-pointer and offensive putback that stifled a first-half run by the Boilermakers ... packed stat sheet against Saint Francis (Pa.) with her first career "5-5-5" game, logging 10 points, six rebounds, career-high five steals and three assists in 20 minutes ...key contributor off the bench against Georgetown with nine points (career-high 4-4 FT) and six rebounds in 23 minutes; played much of game after taking flagrant elbow to mouth from GU's Vanessa Moore midway through first half ... almost perfect from the field against St. John's, making 5-of-6 shots, including career-high 3-for-3 from the three-point line, and tying personal best with 13 points ... enjoyed successful homecoming game at Pittsburgh, scoring eight points (4-6 FG) and tying career high with seven rebounds, plus nabbing two steals ...went 4-for-5 from the field (nine points) and grabbed four rebounds against Providence ...turned in another solid performance at No. 9 Tennessee, collecting nine points (4-6 FG) and five rebounds ... made numerous plays at Villanova that didn't show up on stat sheet, most notably drawing charge from VU's leading scorer Laura Sweeney (her fifth foul) with 37.6 seconds left and Notre Dame leading by nine points ...chipped in four points and three rebounds at Seton Hall ... came two assists shy of posting second career "5-5-5" game with five points, five rebounds and three assists against No. 10/11 Louisville ...earned third start of career at Marquette, tying career high with seven rebounds ...had five points and two rebounds in 14 minutes at DePaul ... went 4-for-4 from the foul line in BIG EAST quarterfinal win over South Florida ...scored six points (4-4 FT) and grabbed three rebounds in BIG EAST semifinal win over No. 16/15 Louisville ...had two points, four rebounds and two assists in NCAA Championship debut, a first-round win over Tennessee-Martin ...scored seven points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3FG) and dished out two assists in NCAA Sweet 16 win over Kansas ...had four points and two steals in NCAA Women's Final Four semifinal game against No. 3 Connecticut.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12): Did not play after suffering stress fractures in both feet.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in Mt. Lebanon, Pa., where she was coached by Dori Oldaker ... helped the Blue Devils to a combined record of 114-14 (.891) in her career ... career per-game statistical averages of 12.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.4 steals, scoring 1,571 total points ... led Mt. Lebanon to three consecutive Pennsylvania Class AAAA state championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011 (with a combined record of 85-8 in those three seasons), following a berth in the Class AAAA title game during her freshman season (2007-08) ... in those three championship seasons, she had per-game averages of 14.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.0 steals ... MLHS was the first girls' Class AAAA champion to win three consecutive titles since that classification was added in 1984 (and just the seventh in state history across all classifications) ... as a senior in 2010-11, led the Blue Devils to 25-6 record and their third consecutive state championship, as well as a No. 24 national ranking by MaxPreps (No. 1 in state) ... averaged 17.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game, while shooting 50 percent from the field (38 percent from three-point line) and 83 percent from foul line ... as a junior in 2009-10, helped Mt. Lebanon to 29-2 record, including season-ending 24-game winning streak, a No. 7 national ranking at season's end, according to MaxPreps (tops in state across all four classes) and second consecutive state championship, as well as a second Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) crown in a row ... averaged 15.0 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 5.0 spg., and 4.0 apg. ... nearly single-handedly led her team to the 2010 state title, scoring 30 points and adding nine rebounds, six steals, five assists and four blocks in a 70-43 championship game win over Archbishop Ryan ... as sophomore in 2008-09, helped team to a perfect 31-0 record, a No. 24 national ranking in the year-end MaxPreps poll (third in state and No. 1 in Class AAAA), the program's first state championship and WPIAL title while averaging 12.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg., 4.0 spg., and 3.0 apg. ... as freshman in 2007-08, was solid contributor on Class AAAA state runner-up squad that went 29-6 and was ranked 11th in the state; she averaged 6.0 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 2.0 spg. and 2.0 apg. ... MLHS also won four consecutive WPIAL Section 4 championships in Cable's career ... enjoyed considerable success on the AAU circuit, playing for the Western Pennsylvania Bruins and coach Kyra Kaylor ... averaged 26.0 ppg., in 2009-10, following similar offensive performances in 2008-09 (22.0 ppg.) and 2007-08 (18.0 ppg.).
AWARDS/HONORS: Parade All-American (2011) ... Competed in FILA All-American Game (2011) ... Gatorade Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year (2011) ... Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAAA Player of the Year (2011) ... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Player of the Year (2011) ... two-time Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Player of the Year (2010, 2011) ... two-time Sporting News preseason honorable mention All-American (2010, 2011) ... MaxPreps honorable mention All-American (2010) ... ESPN/RISE Magazine Underclassman All-America Team (2010) ... two-time first-team all-state selection (2010 2011) ... two-time ESPN/WTAE Female Basketball Player of the Year (2010, 2011) ... three-time first-team all-WPIAL pick (2009, 2010, 2011) ... three-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous Five selection (overall and south side in 2010 and 2011; south side in 2009) ... three-time first-team all-WPIAL Section 4 choice (2009, 2010, 2011) ... three-time Almanac Most Valuable Player (2009, 2010, 2011) ... first-team all-tournament team selection at 2009 Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Ariz. (appeared on cover of 2010 Nike Tournament of Champions media guide) ... ranked 52nd by ESPN Hoopgurlz ... ranked 68th by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report (16th among wings/small forwards) ... ranked 76th by All-Star Girls Report (14th among shooting guards) ... ranked 99th by Blue Star Basketball.
PERSONAL DATA: Daughter of Suzie and Dale Cable ... has two older sisters, Kassie and Jourdan ... sixth Pennsylvania resident to join the Notre Dame women's basketball program, and one of two on the current roster, along with senior guard/Erie, Pa., native Kayla McBride ... first Fighting Irish women's basketball player to come from the Pittsburgh metro area since two-time honorable mention All-America wing Charel Allen (Monessen/Monessen HS) from 2004-08 ... has two unique talents -- can juggle while riding a wave skateboard, and has a scream that sounds like a siren ... currently enrolled in Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters as an industrial design major ... assumes the No. 22 Fighting Irish jersey that has previously been worn by Brittany Mallory, Sherri Orlosky, Comalita Haysbert and NCAA all-time three-point percentage leader Alicia Ratay, among others.