Irish welcome back four starters and 10 monogram recipients, along with one of nation's top five freshman classes.
Muffet McGraw and the Irish players discuss the upcoming season.
Matchups with Connecticut, Tennessee, Louisville and Ohio State, plus Bahamas trip highlight this year's docket.
Coaching, style of play & resources make Notre Dame pipeline to pros.
Ninth-year Notre Dame assistant also continues as Fighting Irish recruiting coordinator.
The Notre Dame women's basketball team held its 2015-16 Media Day on Oct. 12, 2015, at Purcell Pavilion.
Fighting Irish fall to top-ranked Huskies in national-title game for second year in a row, 63-53.
Notre Dame players and coaches prepare for the Final Four
A look at the 2014-15 women's basketball season
Notre Dame beats Baylor 77-68 to reach a fifth straight Final Four.
OVERVIEW: Nicknamed "L.A." ... one of three captains for Fighting Irish in 2015-16 … has dished out more assists in her first two seasons (355) than any player in school history ... gifted point guard who took the reins of the Notre Dame offense prior to her rookie season and never looked back, starting all 77 games to date ... expected to take on larger leadership role on the court and in the locker room as veteran and two-year starter ... calm and composed demeanor helps keep Irish patient and poised in pressure situations ... strong ballhandler who makes wise decisions with the basketball in virtually all instances ... quick and athletic player with excellent court vision who operates effectively in transition and half-court sets ... ability to break apart defenses with slashing drives to the hoop ... also possesses reliable perimeter game to keep foes honest ... sharp on-ball defender who can cause problems for opposition with fast hands and awareness of defensive positioning ... picks up new concepts very quickly.
IN THE NOTRE DAME RECORD BOOK: Ranks fourth in school history with .835 career free-throw percentage ... stands seventh in program history for highest career assist average (4.6 apg.) ... places ninth in Irish history for career minutes average (28.9 mpg.) ... ranks second and fourth on school's single-season assist/turnover ratio list (2.24 in 2013-14; 2.14 in 2014-15) ... tied for sixth on Notre Dame single-season assist chart (205 in 2014-15).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15): Started all 39 games, averaging career highs of 10.4 points and 5.3 assists per game ... led ACC in assists (30th in nation) and assist/turnover ratio (2.14; 32nd in nation) and ranked sixth in field-goal percentage (.522) -- no guard in the ACC ranked in the top six in all three categories ... one of seven players in the nation to rank in the top 35 in both assists and assist/turnover ratio ... during conference play, led ACC in both assists (6.3 apg.) and assist/turnover ratio (2.17), ranked fifth in free-throw percentage (.821) and eighth in field-goal percentage (.504) -- no other guard in the ACC ranked in the top eight in all four categories during league games ... particularly sharp against ranked opponents (15 games), averaging 11.5 points, 5.4 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game with a 1.93 assist/turnover ratio ... tied Notre Dame sophomore record for single-season assists (Mary Gavin - 205 in 1985-86) and shared sixth place with Gavin on program's seasonal assist chart ... just the fourth Notre Dame player to record a 200-assist season, joining Gavin (three times), Skylar Diggins (twice; last to do so with 225 in 2012-13) and current associate coach Niele Ivey (school-record 247 in 2000-01) in that elite club ... her 2.14 assist/turnover ratio was fourth on Irish single-season list, making her only second player in program history to appear in the top five in that category twice (the other being Ivey in 1998-99 and 2000-01) ... also ranked fourth on Notre Dame single-season chart with 1,211 minutes played ... tallied at least five assists in 25 games ... posted team-high nine "5-5-5" games (at least "5" in three of five major statistical categories), including four in six NCAA Championship games ... tied for game-high honors and matched career best with four steals against UMass Lowell (also had game-high five assists) ... collected career-high nine rebounds and game-best five assists in road win at No. 15/17 Michigan State; also scored in double figures (14 points) for first time since Feb. 2, 2014, at No. 3 Duke (15 points) ... had efficient 11 points (5-5 FG) against Chattanooga ... also recorded team high in steals (3) and tied for game high in assists (6) ... posted second "5-5-5" game of season with seven points, six rebounds and six assists against Quinnipiac ... scored 11 points and dished out team-high four assists against Kansas ... had efficient effort against No. 15/10 Maryland, registering 10 points (3-4 FG, 4-4 FT), six rebounds and two assists ... scored 11 points and added three assists and three steals against No. 3 UConn ... recorded third "5-5-5" game of season with nine points, team-high six assists and five rebounds at No. 25 DePaul ... poured in (then) career-high 17 points (7-8 FG, 2-2 FT), along with four assists, game-high three steals and three rebounds against Michigan ... grabbed game-high eight rebounds to go along with 10 points against Saint Joseph's (Pa.) ... posted game- and (then) career-high 22 points (career-best 8-10 FG, 4-5 3FG) with four assists at UCLA ... scored 18 points and tied career high with eight assists against Florida State; tallied five points in final 1:12 (jumper, 3 FT) to seal Irish victory ... tied for game-high honors with six assists at No. 21/22 Syracuse and also added five points and two steals ... narrowly missed first career double-double at No. 12/10 North Carolina, finishing with career highs of 24 points (16 in first half) and nine assists ... produced fourth "5-5-5" game of season with 15 points (5-9 FG, 5-5 FT), game-high six assists, five rebounds and three steals against No. 5/6 Tennessee ... impressive game against Wake Forest saw her score 18 points (7-10 FG, 4-5 FT), tie career high with four steals and just miss career high with eight assists ... another steady performance against Virginia with 12 points (5-7 FG), six rebounds, four assists and two steals ... nearly posted double-double in victory against No. 8/7 Louisville, tying career high with nine assists in addition to scoring nine points ... helped stoke fire on Senior Night victory against Pittsburgh, finishing with 13 points (6-8 FG) and game-high eight assists ... picked up another "5-5-5" game with eight points, five rebounds and six assists at N.C. State in regular-season finale... filled up the stat sheet with another "5-5-5" game in NCAA first-round win over Montana, collecting nine points, game-high seven assists, five rebounds and two steals ... continued solid NCAA tournament effort and logged seventh "5-5-5" game of season (eight career) with 11 points, game-high seven assists (one turnover) and five rebounds in second-round win over DePaul ... recorded best game of career in NCAA Sweet 16 win over No. 14/17 Stanford with career-high 28 points (9-17 FG, 4-7 3FG, 6-6 FT), including 24 in the first half alone, adding in five rebounds and four assists -- set career highs in field goals attempted (17) and three-pointers attempted (7) while tying career highs in field goals made (9), three-pointers made (4) and free throws made (6) ... had second monster game in a row (and eighth "5-5-5" game of season) in NCAA Elite Eight win over No. 5/6 Baylor with team-high 23 points (10-16 FG), seven assists (no turnovers), five rebounds and game-best (and career high-tying) four steals while playing all 40 minutes ... earned NCAA Oklahoma City Regional Most Outstanding Player honors after averaging 25.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists with a .576 field-goal percentage (19 of 31) and 2.75 assist/turnover ratio during two-game regional ... turned in balanced line in NCAA national championship game against No. 1 UConn with eight points, seven rebounds and game-high seven assists.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14): Moved into starting point guard spot from day one, cracking lineup for all 38 games while averaging 6.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists ad 1.3 steals per game ... led ACC in assist/turnover ratio (2.24) and ranked seventh in assists ... had 28 games with 0-2 turnovers ... set ND freshman single-season records for assists (150, topping Mary Gavin's mark of 116 in 1984-85), assist/turnover ratio (2.24; second-best in school history regardless of class and best since Niele Ivey's school-record 2.67 in 2000-01) and games started (38) ... ranked second all-time among ND freshman in assist average (best since Gavin's 4.5 apg. in '84-85) and games played, and third in minutes played (11 shy of Skylar Diggins' total in 2009-10) ... earned starting nod for season opener against UNC Wilmington, scoring 11 points (4-5 FG, including team's first five points of season) ... first ND rookie point guard to start opener since 1994 (Mollie Peirick at Seton Hall) ... played 31 minutes against No. 19/18 Michigan State, ending up with seven points, five assists and three steals ... scored 15 points (on season-high 7-10 FG) against Valparaiso ... tallied eight points (3-4 FG) and added season highs of seven assists, five rebounds and four steals at Penn ... piled up 13 points (6-8 FG) and six assists (one turnover) against No. 25 DePaul ... filled up the stat sheet with 11 points (4-4 FG), four rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block against Duquesne ... totaled eight points, four assists, three rebounds and three steals at Michigan ... had strong all-around game against Central Michigan, scoring 11 points (3-4 FG, 4-6 FT) and dishing out six assists (no turnovers) in addition to two steals and season-high two blocks ... scored 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-3 FT) and had four assists (one turnover) and two steals against Clemson ... nabbed five rebounds along with five assists vs. Boston College ... tallied eight points (3-3 FG, season-high 2-2 3FG) and three assists (no turnovers) at Pittsburgh ... put together arguably best game of rookie year to date against Miami with a season-high 16 points (5-6 FG, 5-5 FT), five assists (two turnovers) and three rebounds ... expertly managed offense against Virginia Tech with seven points (3-3 FG), season-high eight assists (one turnover) and three rebounds ... gave Irish good offensive production at No. 3 Duke, scoring 15 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3FG, 4-5 FT) ... added two assists, two steals and three rebounds ... dished out six assists (one turnover) at Florida State ... scored six points (3-5 FG) and handed out three assists (no turnovers) at Boston College ... grabbed season-high eight rebounds against Georgia Tech, along with four points, five assists and two steals ... strong all-around effort in regular-season home finale against No. 14/11 North Carolina with nine points (4-5 FG), game highs of five assists and three steals ... dished out game-high five assists in postseason debut against Florida State in ACC quarterfinals ... recorded game-high four assists in ACC title game win over No. 10 Duke ... efficiently piloted offense in NCAA debut against Robert Morris with game-high seven assists (one turnover) ... tied for second-most assists by ND rookie in NCAA game and most since 2010 (Diggins - 8 vs. Cleveland State in first round) ... registered game-high six assists (no turnovers), plus five points and four rebounds in NCAA Sweet 16 win over No. 21/18 Oklahoma State ... dropped in eight points (season-high 6-6 FT) with three rebounds and three assists (one turnover) in season high-tying 34 minutes of NCAA Elite Eight victory over No. 5/6 Baylor ... was cool at the helm for Fighting Irish in NCAA national semifinal win vs. No. 11/9 Maryland with nine points (2-3 FG, 5-7 FT), five assists (no turnovers) and three rebounds ... handed out team-high five assists (one turnover) and added two steals in NCAA national championship game against No. 1 Connecticut ... during NCAA Championship, averaged 4.7 assists per game (at least five assists in four of six outings) with remarkable 5.6 assist/turnover ratio (28 assists/five turnovers), ranking second in latter category among all players who saw action in more than one tournament game ... in last four games of NCAA tournament (Sweet Sixteen through national championship game), had 19 assists and just two turnovers (4.8 apg., 9.5 assist/turnover ratio) ... in nine postseason games (ACC and NCAA tournaments), averaged 4.3 assists per outing with 3.25 assist/turnover ratio.
2013 EUROPEAN TOUR: Played in all three games (starting once), averaging 10.3 points, 6.7 assists and 3.0 steals per contest while shooting .545 from the field ... registered double-double in tour-opening win over Barking Abbey with 16 points and 12 assists.HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated with 4.04 cumulative GPA from St. John's College High School (combined record of 110-16, .873) in Washington, D.C., where she was coached by Jonathan Scribner ... career per-game statistical averages of 12.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists ... as a senior in 2011-12, led St. John's College to a 27-1 record and Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) championship (highest level of competition with no state tournament in Washington, D.C.), while averaging 16.0 ppg., 6.5 rpg. and 8.0 apg. ... scored game-high 28 points in WCAC championship game win (67-66) over Our Lady of Good Counsel ... as a junior in 2011-12, helped SJC to a 26-7 record and WCAC runner-up finish, while averaging 13.5 ppg., 4.2 rpg. and 6.0 apg. ... as a sophomore in 2010-11, paced team to 33-2 record as well as conference and city titles, averaging 14.0 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 5.0 apg. along the way ... as a freshman in 2009-10, played in a reserve role, averaging 7.0 ppg. and 4.0 apg. while her team posted a 24-6 record ... posted career highs of 32 points (vs. Good Counsel in 2011), nine rebounds (twice), eight steals (vs. South Lakes in 2010) and 11 assists (vs. Forest Park in 2011) ... also has extensive AAU pedigree, capped by stint with Philly Belles and head coach Matt Dugan ... previously played with AAU programs Team Unique (2010-11), Fairfax Stars (2008-09) and Team Excel (2004-07).
PREP AWARDS/HONORS: 2013 McDonald's High School All-America Team selection (one of eight McDonald's All-Americans on 2015-16 Notre Dame roster) ... 2013 WBCA High School All-America Team selection ... 2013 USA Today All-USA First Team selection ... 2013 MaxPreps Second-Team All-America pick ... 2013 Gatorade Washington D.C. High School Player of the Year ... Three-time Washington Post All-Metro First Team selection (2011, 2012, 2013) ... four-time all-conference choice (first team in 2011, 2012, 2013; honorable mention in 2010) ... 2012 Boo Williams Invitational All-Tournament Team ... ranked among the top 25 by all major recruiting services, and as high as No. 18 in Class of 2013.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Member of 2012 USA Basketball Under-17 National Team (along with classmate Taya Reimer) that went 8-0 and captured the gold medal at the FIBA U17 World Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands ... started alongside Reimer in all eight games for Team USA, averaging 4.4 points, 4.1 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game while shooting .560 from the field and .500 from the three-point line; finished as tournament leader in both assists and assist/turnover ratio (2.36) ... also participated in 2011 USA Basketball U16 National Team Trials.
PERSONAL DATA: Daughter of Lorna Wilson-Allen and Terrell Allen III ... youngest of three children ... fifth Maryland resident to play for Fighting Irish, and first since Baltimore native Brittany Mallory from 2007-12 ... currently enrolled in Notre Dame's top-ranked Mendoza College of Business as a management-consulting major ... in second year as participant in Notre Dame's renowned Rosenthal Leadership Academy (earned certificate of merit for participation in RLA during 2014-15 academic year) ... some other Fighting Irish players who have worn No. 15 include Renee Antolik, Carol Elliott and Kaila Turner.
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