NCAA Womens Basketball: Notre Dame at Syracuse (USATSI)
CAREER HONORS 2014: Full Court Press Freshman All-America Third Team ... Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List
Overview: Nicknamed "L.A." ... gifted point guard who took the reins of the Notre Dame offense prior to her rookie season and never looked back ... 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 posseses 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 ... will look to enhance her scoring prowess and take on a larger on-court leadership role in 2014-15.
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, currently playing for 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).
AWARDS/HONORS: 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 ... 2013 WBCA High School All-America Team selection ... 2013 McDonald's High School All-America Team selection.
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 College of Arts and Letters, but has not yet declared a major ... some other Fighting Irish players who have worn No. 15 include Renee Antolik, Carol Elliott and Kaila Turner.