Women's Basketball



2017 OSCARS Features Champions On And Off The Field

Annual student-athlete award show highlights athletic, academic and community success


Irish Elite in Historic Victory Over Buckeyes

Notre Dame advances to Elite Eight for eighth time in program history with win over Ohio State


Irish Top Purdue, Advance to Eighth Straight Sweet 16

Freshman Jackie Young helps Notre Dame to 88-82 overtime victory over Purdue


Irish Cruise Past Colonials, Advance to NCAA Second Round

Notre Dame defeats Robert Morris, 79-49, on home court, will host second round game on Sunday


Irish Win Fourth Straight ACC Championship

Notre Dame becomes second school to win four consecutive regular season and ACC tournament titles


Commencement 2017

Notre Dame and the athletics department graduated 170 student-athletes on May 21, 2017.


Notre Dame vs. Stanford (NCAA Elite Eight)

The top-seeded Fighting Irish fall 76-75 in the closing seconds against No. 2 seed Stanford.


Sweet 16: Notre Dame vs. Ohio State

Fighting Irish advance to Elite Eight with 99-76 victory over the Buckeyes


Notre Dame 84, Duke 61 (ACC Championship)

The Fighting Irish captured the ACC tournament title for the fourth consecutive year.


USATSI Gallery - No. 14 Louisville @ No. 3 Notre Dame

USATSI Gallery - No. 14 Louisville @ No. 3 Notre Dame


Notre Dame vs. Louisville

Feb. 6, 2017



  • Nancy Lieberman Award Finalist 
  • Wooden Award National Ballot
  • Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 List 
  • AP All-America Third Team
  • WBCA Coaches' All-America Team Finalist 
  • WBCA All-Region I Team 
  • Senior CLASS Award Finalist 
  • All-ACC First Team (Blue Ribbon Panel/Coaches)
  • ACC Tournament MVP 
  • All-ACC Tournament First Team 
  • NCAA All-Regional Team
  • Preseason WNIT All-Tournament Team


  • Nancy Lieberman Award Finalist
  • Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 List 
  • WBCA Coaches' All-America Team Finalist
  • WBCA All-Region I Team
  • All-ACC First Team (Blue Ribbon Panel/Coaches) 
  • All-ACC Tournament First Team 
  • ACC Player of the Week (Dec. 28)


  • Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America 
  • Full Court Press Honorable Mention All-America 
  • Nancy Lieberman Award Finalist
  • NCAA Oklahoma City Regional Most Outstanding Player
  • NCAA Oklahoma City Regional All-Tournament Team


  • Full Court Press Freshman All-America Third Team


  • Nicknamed "L.A."
  • Started all 149 games of her Irish career, leading them to a 139-10 record over her career
  • Guided Notre Dame to four consecutive outright ACC regular season title and four ACC Tournament championships, joining Duke (2001-04) as the only teams to win both four years in a row
  • Helped the Irish to Final Four appearances in 2014 and 2015, the Sweet 16 in 2016 and the Elite Eight in 2017


  • Set Notre Dame records for single-season assists (282 in 2016-17), career assists (841), career starts (149), consecutive career starts (149), single-season minutes played (1,279 in 2016-17)
  • Set ACC records for assists in a single ACC Tournament (33), single-season assists (282 in 2016-17) and career assists (841)
  • Set what is believed to be an NCAA record for consecutive games started (149)
  • Ranked 22nd in NCAA history in career assists (841)
  • Ranked fourth in NCAA Championship career assists (115)
  • Stands tied for 21st in Notre Dame history for career points (1,313), seventh in career steals (229) and second in minutes played (4,554)
  • Joined by Mary Gavin '88 as the only Irish players with three career 200-assist seasons (205 in 2014-15, 204 in 2015-16 and 282 in 2016-17)

SENIOR SEASON (2016-17):

  • Team captain
  • Started all 32 games
  • Averaged 9.6 points 5.3 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game
  • Ranked second in the nation in assists (282), second in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.57) and fourth in assists per game (7.62), leading the ACC in all three categories
  • Set Notre Dame and ACC single-season records with her 282 assists on the year
  • Primary ball-distributor on a team which ranked fourth in the nation in field goal percentage (.494) and third in 3-point field goal percentage (.395)
  • Helped the Irish to a 129-50 victory over Central Michigan—the highest point margin of the season
  • Tied a school record by recording double-digit assists in three consecutive games, doing so twice (Jan. 22-29 and March 3-5) tallied a triple-double, the sixth in school history, with her 11 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in the Dec. 27 win at Chattanooga   
  • Had what is believed to be the first double-double in school history that did not include points when she had 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the Jan. 29 win over Virginia
  • Scored a season high 18 points against Boston College on Feb. 23 while averaging 5.3 rebounds
  • Named MVP of the ACC Tournament after accumulating an event-record 33 assists in Notre Dame's run to a fourth consecutive title
  • Her 13 assists in the championship game against Duke (March 5) marked a career high and tied the single game ACC Tournament record
  • Primary ball-distributor on a team which ranked fourth in the nation in field
  • Dazzled in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against Robert Morris shooting 75% from the field, knocking down 14 points, grabbing 8 rebounds and tallying 6 assists
  • Continued her dominate play against Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament playing nearly all 40 minutes (39) while scoring 16 points 

JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16):

  • Team captain
  • Started all 33 games
  • Averaged 9.3 points and career-high 5.8 assists per game with 2.52 assist/turnover ratio 
  • Scored in double figures 17 times and added two double-digit assist games (first of her career)
  • For second year in a row, led ACC in assists (20th in nation) and assist/turnover ratio (14th in nation) 
  • One of four players in the nation from Power Five conferences to rank in the top 20 in both assists and assist/turnover ratio 
  • In conference play, led ACC in assists (5.6 apg.) and assist/turnover ratio (2.43), while ranking third in field-goal percentage (.549)
  • Performed even better against Top 25 opponents, averaging 11.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game with 2.22 assist/turnover ratio 
  • Sensational in three games during NCAA Championship, averaging 14.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game with 4.40 assist/turnover ratio and .607 field-goal percentage
  • Led team with 10 "5-5-5" games (posting at least "5" in three of five major statistical categories), and now has 20 in her career to date 
  • Dodged foul trouble in season opener against Bucknell, posting game-high eight assists and three steals 
  • In win over Toledo, finished with 10 points (3-5 FG) and career high-tying nine assists, along with five rebounds and two steals
  • Played a (then) season-low 17 minutes against Valporaiso while registering four points, three rebounds and two steals 
  • Opened up play against Denver in the Junkanoo Jam opener logging 20 minutes while collecting five points and game-high five assists 
  • Bounced back from early foul trouble in Junkanoo Jam title game win over UCLA, finishing with 15 points and team-high five assists
  • Sank key 3FG as shot clock expired with 2:02 left in OT, giving ND four-point lead 
  • Scored (then) season-high 20 points and added six rebounds and game-high five assists in win over No. 10/12 Ohio State
  • Beat horn with shots at end of first three periods
  • Had 11 points (all in second half), team-high six assists and four rebounds at No. 1 UConn
  • Rang up 12 points (4-6 FG), game-high eight assists and four rebounds in win over No. 18/17 DePaul 
  • Collected 10 points and six rebounds in victory at TCU 
  • Flirted with triple-double at Saint Joseph's, finishing with 16 points (7-9 FG) and season highs of nine assists (tying career best) and seven rebounds -- led to her first-ever selection as ACC Player of the Week on Dec. 28
  • Tallied eight points and game-high five assists in win over No. 10/9 Oregon State -- hit two free throws with 5.6 seconds left (Irish leading by one) to help clinch victory 
  • Game-high six assists in ACC opener vs. Georgia Tech 
  • Tied season high with seven rebounds at Pittsburgh 
  • Packed stat sheet against North Carolina with six points, game-high six assists and five rebounds 
  • Delivered 10 points and team-high five assists in win at Boston College 
  • Key part of a Big Monday win over No. 18/15 Tennessee with 10 points, game-high seven assists, four rebounds and career high-tying four steals 
  • Collected six points, five rebounds and five assists in victory over No. RV/24 Syracuse
  • Handed out game-high six assists against Virginia Tech
  • Scored 14 points (6-9 FG) while collecting five rebounds and four assists in road win at Georgia Tech 
  • Dropped in 10 points and added game-high seven assists in Big Monday victory at Duke 
  • Again flirted with a double-double in win over North Carolina State with 10 points and game-high eight assists, as well as three steals
  • Chalked up 12 points (5-7 FG) in victory at No. 13 Louisville
  • Came back after missing majority of first half vs. No. 19/17 Miami with foul trouble to score 12 points (4-6 FG) in season-low 16 minutes 
  • Delivered game-high eight assists in win at Wake Forest
  • Sparkled in road victory at No. 12/9 Florida State with career-high 11 assists (only two turnovers), as well as six points, while playing all 40 minutes
  • Tallied eight points and game-high seven assists in win over Clemson
  • Turned in balanced line in ACC Tournament semifinal victory over No. 21 Miami with 14 points, game-high eight assists and six rebounds
  • Key part of an important 15-4 run to end third quarter against Miami that gave Irish lead for good
  • Had eight points, game-high six assists and five rebounds while playing all 40 minutes in ACC Tournament championship game win over No. 17 Syracuse 
  • Earned spot on All-ACC Tournament First Team after logging 9.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists during the three-game event 
  • Posted second double-digit assist game of season (and career) with game-high 10 assists in NCAA Championship first-round win over North Carolina A&T
  • Turned in outstanding all-around effort in NCAA second-round victory over Indiana with game- and season-high 22 points (career-best 10-13 FG), team-high seven assists and career-best five steals -- scored 18 points in first half, including team's final 10 points
  • Despite first-half foul trouble in NCAA Sweet 16 game against No. 13/16 Stanford, compiled team-high 20 points, team-high five assists and five rebounds


  • Started all 39 games
  • Averaged career-high 10.4 points per game along with 5.3 assists per game 
  • Had 17 double-digit scoring games
  • 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, 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
  • 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 while recording 8 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 in a NCAA first-round win over Montana, collecting nine points, game-high seven assists, five rebounds and two steals
  • Continued solid NCAA tournament effort 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) against Stanford
  • Had second monster game in a row 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


  • Moved into starting point guard spot from day one, cracking lineup for all 38 games
  • Averaged 6.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists ad 1.3 steals per game
  • Scored in double figures eight times 
  • 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), assist/turnover ratio (2.24) 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)
  • 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 with remarkable 5.6 assist/turnover ratio (28 assists/five turnovers
  • 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.


  • 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


  • Graduated with 4.04 cumulative GPA from St. John's College High School in Washington, D.C.
  • Combined record of 110-16 (.873)
  • Career per-game statistical averages of 12.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists
  • As a senior, led St. John's College to a 27-1 record and Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) championship 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, 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 sophomor, 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, 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)


  • 2013 McDonald's High School All-America Team selection (one of eight McDonald's All-Americans on 2016-17 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


  • Member of 2012 USA Basketball Under-17 National Team that went 8-0 and captured the gold medal at the FIBA U17 World Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Started 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


  • Daughter of Lorna Wilson-Allen and Terrell Allen III youngest of three children
  • Currently enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a management-consulting major 
  • Has participated past two years in Notre Dame's renowned Rosenthal Leadership Academy (earned certificate of merit for participation in RLA during 2014-15 academic year) 


Lindsay Allen
Lindsay  Allen


Mitchellville, Md.

High School:
St. John's College



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