UND Roster

2016-17 Women's Basketball Roster

#15 Lindsay Allen


Height 5'8''
Class Senior
Hometown Mitchellville, Md.



  • 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)