Notre Dame faces former BIG EAST rival for fourth consecutive year at Final Four, and fifth overall (8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN; listen on Michiana's Pulse FM or nationwide on Westwood One/NCAA Radio Network).
OVERVIEW: Multi-talented backcourt player with exceptional basketball IQ ... has tremendous range and efficiency with her three-point shot ... instinctive passer who sees the court well ... solid ball-handler with good feel for putting her teammates in position to succeed ... understands all the nuances of the game at both ends of the floor ... charismatic player who should be a tremendous fit in the Notre Dame system ... has potential to be an important part of Fighting Irish fortunes in 2012-13.
2013 EUROPEAN TOUR:Played in all three games (starting twice) and ranking third on the team at 12.3 points per game ... connected at .474 clip from the three-point line (9-of-19) ... shredded Barking Abbey for game-high 24 points (9-18 FG, 6-12 3FG) and seven rebounds in tour-opening win ... chalked up 10 points and game-best four steals in first of two wins over French All-Star Team.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13): Appeared in 30 games during her rookie season, averaging 3.0 points and 1.3 assists per game and scoring in double figures three times ... dropped in 10 points (2-6 3FG) and added three assists in college debut, a home-opening win over UMass ... posted five assists and four rebounds in 24 minutes against Mercer ...came off bench to drill three-pointer in first-half action at Central Michigan ... missed four games after suffering ankle injury in practice Dec. 6 ...returned from injury to nail a three against No. 11 Purdue in 13 minutes of action ...had most productive game of young career against Saint Francis (Pa.), scoring a season-high 18 points (6-12 FG, 2-4 3FG, 4-4 FT) and dishing out a season-best seven assists (one turnover) in 22 minutes ... made splash in her BIG EAST debut at No. 1 Connecticut, scoring 11 points (season-high 3-4 3FG), including two first-half treys as Irish built nine-point lead on way to first-ever road win over a top-ranked opponent ...scored three points in 11 minutes of overtime win at South Florida, making game-clinching free throw with 6.1 seconds left in overtime ... had three points and two assists at Pittsburgh ...tallied eight points, season-high five rebounds and four assists against Providence ...canned pair of three-pointers in first half at No. 9 Tennessee, finishing with six points in nine minutes as Irish earned first-ever road win over Lady Vols ... scored five points, dished out two assists and added two steals in 16 minutes against No. 10/11 Louisville ...scored six points and grabbed three rebounds in 12 minutes at Marquette ...handed out four assists at Providence, while collecting three rebounds and two points ...saw time in all five NCAA Championship contests for Notre Dame, recording single assists in first-round (Tennessee-Martin) and Sweet 16 (Kansas) wins.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Manasquan High School in Manasquan, N.J., where she was coached by Felix Romero, after spending her freshman season at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel, N.J. ... combined career per-game statistical averages (both schools) of 19.8 points and 4.9 assists ... scored 2,123 points in her prep career, ranking fourth all-time among players from the Shore Conference, and making her the first 2,000-point scorer from the Shore since 1993, when Christie Pearce (Rampone) reached that milestone for Point Pleasant Boro before electing to devote her energy full-time to soccer (Rampone has more than 250 caps with the U.S. Women's National Team, including four FIFA World Cup and four Olympic appearances, helping the Americans to the 1999 World Cup title and Olympic gold medals in 2004, 2008 and 2012) ... career per-game statistical averages in three seasons at Manasquan of 22.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists ...led the Shore Conference in scoring as both a sophomore and junior ... as a senior in 2011-12, averaged 17.0 ppg., 6.2 rpg., 5.4 apg. and 2.8 spg., while leading Manasquan to a 32-2 record, a No. 17 national ranking in the final USA Today Super 25 poll, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Group III state title and the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions crown (across all groups/classes) ... became one of only handful of New Jersey girls' players ever to win two Tournament of Champions titles at different schools ... had three 20-point outings in the state tournament and capped by a 26-point performance in the Tournament of Champions final against Gill St. Bernard's ... as a junior in 2010-11, averaged 23.4 ppg., 9.0 rpg., 5.9 apg. and 3.8 spg., while knocking down 42 three-pointers and .883 from the free throw line ... as sophomore in 2009-10, averaged 26.9 ppg., 9.5 rpg. and 3.4 apg. with .821 free throw percentage ... played her freshman season (2008-09) at St. John Vianney, averaging 12.0 ppg. and 5.0 apg., while helping team win NJSIAA Tournament of Champions ... also sparkled on the AAU circuit, playing for New Jersey Demons and coach Rich Leary ... program won four state-level AAU tournaments and finished second once in summer of 2011.
AWARDS/HONORS: 2012 McDonald's and Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) High School All-America selection... finished second in Powerade Jam Fest Girls' 3-Point Shootout at McDonald's High School All-America Game in Chicago, narrowly losing in final, 17-16 ... 2012 Gatorade New Jersey High School Player of the Year ... 2012 ESPN Hoopgurlz Eastern All-Star Team ... two-time all-state selection (first team in 2012, second team in 2011) ... two-time all-metro (tri-state) first-team pick (2011, 2012) ... two-time Coast Star Offensive Player of the Year (2011, 2012) ... was near-consensus player of the year selection in 2012 by Newark Star-Ledger, MSG Varsity and Asbury Park Press, in addition to Coast Star ... 2010 Newark Star-Ledger Sophomore of the Year ... four-time all-region choice (2009-12) ... four-time all-conference selection (2009-12) ... made all-star teams at two AAU tournaments in summer of 2011 (U.S. Junior Nationals in Washington, D.C., and Lady Choz Festival), and was named to ESPN Hoopgurlz "Best of the Summer 2011" ... ranked 20th by Blue Star Basketball ... ranked 33rd by ESPN Hoopgurlz ... ranked 36th by All-Star Girls Report ... ranked 76th by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Member of 2012 USA Basketball Under-18 National Team that went 5-0 and won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Gurabo, Puerto Rico ... appeared in all five games (started four times), averaging 12.8 points, 4.8 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game with .500 three-point percentage (16-of-32) and .489 overall field goal percentage (23-of-47) while scoring in double figures four times, including 14 points in gold-medal game against Brazil (3 3FG in 19-0 run that erased early 11-point deficit) ... led all players in the eight-team tournament in assists, assist-to-turnover ratio (2.67) and three-pointers per game (3.2) ... stamped name all over the USA Basketball U18 record books, setting new single-game record with 10 assists in win over the Dominican Republic, and tying another U.S. U18 record with an .833 three-point percentage (5-of-6) in victory over Colombia ... also tied second-best tournament-long assist average (4.8) and three-point percentage (.500) by a USA Basketball player.
PERSONAL DATA: Last name is pronounced MAY-bree ... daughter of Patti and Roy Mabrey ... second of five siblings ... older brother, Roy, is a standout sophomore basketball player at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. ... ninth New Jersey resident to join the Notre Dame women's basketball program, and first in nearly two decades (Fighting Irish All-America guard/Turnersville native Karen Robinson played from 1987-91, followed by Keyport product Audrey Gomez from 1991-93) ... talented cook (named Chef of the Month at her high school) ... currently enrolled in Notre Dame's unique First Year of Studies program ... some other Fighting Irish players who have worn No. 23 include Melissa Lechlitner and Stacy Fields, while current assistant coach Niele Ivey wore the number as a freshman (1996-97) and current junior guard Kayla McBride wore it during her first two seasons at Notre Dame (2010-12).