Notre Dame wins its first BIG EAST Championship title in its final season in the conference.
OVERVIEW: Nicknamed "Maddie" ... versatile wing player who is hungry to make an impact after missing her rookie season due to injuries ... 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 ...has switched her jersey number to No. 22 after wearing No. 5 as a freshman.
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 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 the second on the current roster, along with junior 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 ... 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.