#22 Madison Cable
2016: Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America … WBCA Coaches’ All-America Team Finalist … WBCA All-Region I Team … ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player … All-ACC First Team (Blue Ribbon Panel/Coaches) … All-ACC Tournament First Team … two-time ACC Player of the Week (Dec. 14; Feb. 8) … Junkanoo Jam Most Valuable Player (Freeport Division) … Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team (Freeport Division).
2015: All-ACC Tournament Second Team.
OVERVIEW: Nicknamed “Maddie” … earned fifth year of eligibility by Notre Dame’s Faculty Board on Athletics in April 2015 after missing her freshman season (2011-12) with stress fractures in both feet … one of the nation’s elite “blue collar” players whose toughness and relentless work ethic served as a model to help lead Irish in 2015-16 … brought winning mentality and numerous intangibles to the table, providing remarkable leadership, success and value that dates back to her high school days — Cable’s teams posted a combined 255-22 (.921) record with seven NCAA or state high school semifinal appearances (leading to three titles and three runner-up finishes) in the last eight seasons she has been in uniform (2007-08 through 2015-16, excluding injury-plagued 2011-12 season at Notre Dame) … versatile player who plays both in the backcourt and on the wing … fundamentally-sound athlete who has a well-developed basketball IQ and picks up strategy and new concepts quickly … excellent perimeter shooting eye and is creative off the dribble … handles the ball well with either hand and is not afraid to attack the rim and get to the foul line … also battles fearlessly against taller players in the paint as a rebounder and defender … drew 48 charges during her career, including a team-high 31 during her final two seasons.
IN THE NCAA DIVISION I RECORD BOOK (THROUGH 2015-16): Ranks 10th with .456 career three-point field-goal percentage — Notre Dame is only school with two players in top 10 on NCAA career three-point percentage list (Alicia Ratay shot NCAA-record .476 from 1999-2003).
IN THE NOTRE DAME RECORD BOOK (THROUGH 2015-16): Ranks second in school history with .456 career three-point field-goal percentage (Alicia Ratay shot NCAA-record .476 from 1999-2003) … tied for third on school’s career gamed played list (145) … fourth in program history for consecutive games with a made three-point field goal (19 from Nov. 15, 2015-Jan. 21, 2016) … seventh in Notre Dame annals with .816 career free-throw percentage … eighth in program history for career three-point field goals made (152) … tied for 30th on Fighting Irish career scoring list (1,060) … ranks third and fourth on program’s single-season three-point percentage chart (.476 in 2014-15; .471 in 2015-16) … stands third on school’s list for consecutive games with at least one made three-point field goal in same season (19 from Nov. 15, 2015-Jan. 21, 2016) … tied for fourth on program’s single-season rundown for three-point field goals made (73 in 2015-16) … places 10th on Notre Dame’s single-season chart for three-point field goals attempted (155 in 2015-16).
FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR SEASON (2015-16): Started all 35 games, one of three players to appear in lineup for every game … posted career-high averages in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals, as well as total double-doubles (3) … led team with career-high 28 double-figure scoring games (had 18 in her first three seasons combined) and finished second on team with four double-digit rebounding games … ranked fifth in nation and led ACC in three-point percentage (.471), while ranking eighth in ACC in three-pointers per game (2.1), 10th in steals (1.7 spg.), 15th in field-goal percentage (.499), and 17th in scoring (13.7 ppg.) … in conference play, ranked fourth in free-throw percentage (.850), sixth in steals (2.1 spg.), seventh in three-point percentage (.385), 15th in field-goal percentage (.472) and 23rd in scoring (12.2 ppg.) … outstanding against Top 25 teams, averaging 15.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game with .517 three-point percentage and three double-doubles … excelled during NCAA Championship, averaging 14.3 points and 6.0 rebounds with .471 field-goal percentage and .400 three-point percentage in three games … with classmate Michaela Mabrey, became just second set of ND teammates to make 60 three-pointers in same season (first since 1999-2000, when Alicia Ratay made 73 treys and current Fighting Irish associate coach/recruiting coordinator Niele Ivey had 61) … continued to be defensive stalwart with team-high 11 drawn charges (48 for her career) and team-best 61 steals (second consecutive season she led ND in both categories) … earned starting nod in season opener against Bucknell and poured in 20 points (7-9 FG, 3-4 3FG) … collected 14 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3FG) and eight rebounds in road win at South Dakota State — scored seven straight points during 12-4 second-quarter run that gave Irish the lead for good … made the most of limited minutes in rout of Denver in Junkanoo Jam opener, scoring 13 points (5-7 FG, 3-4 3FG) and dishing out career-high five assists … scored (then) career-high 22 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3FG, 7-8 FT) and grabbed team-best nine rebounds in Junkanoo Jam title game win over UCLA — sank three-pointer 31 seconds into overtime to give Irish lead for good and clinched win by taking charge on UCLA’s Nirra Fields (her fifth foul) with 30.1 seconds left in extra period … named Junkanoo Jam Freeport Division Most Valuable Player after averaging 17.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists with .688 FG%, .667 3FG% and .875 FT% in two-game tournament … poured in career-high 25 points (career-best 5-9 3FG) and grabbed team-best 11 rebounds in win over No. 10/12 Ohio State — canned go-ahead three-pointer with 56.2 seconds left and made two free throws with 7.5 ticks remaining to give Irish a three-point lead … had 17 points and game-high three steals at No. 1 UConn … logged second double-double of year with game highs of 21 points (8-13 FG, career-high 5-8 3FG) and 10 rebounds in win over No. 18/17 DePaul … dropped in 16 points (7-12 FG) to spark victory at TCU … earned first career ACC Player of the Week honor on Dec. 14 after averaging 18.5 ppg. and 6.5 rpg. with .600 FG% and .500 FG% vs. DePaul and TCU … scored team-high 15 points (6-11 FG) in win over No. 10/9 Oregon State … rang up 19 points (career high-tying 5-9 3FG) and added team-high (season-best) three steals in ACC opener against Georgia Tech … in return to hometown of Pittsburgh, scored 16 points, grabbed seven rebounds and tied season high with three steals — also hit clinching basket with 1:30 remaining to cap game-ending 14-2 Irish run … tallied 12 points and six rebounds in victory over North Carolina … scored 11 points (4-6 FG, 2-2 3FG) and pulled down four rebounds in win at Boston College … picked up 10 points and six rebounds in Big Monday victory over No. 18/15 Tennessee … contributed 13 points in midweek victory over No. RV/24 Syracuse — made 3-of-7 three-pointers, extending career-best streak to 19 consecutive games with at least one three-pointer (third-longest run in program history); streak ended in next two games, her only two all season without a three-pointer (Jan. 24 vs. Virginia Tech; Jan. 28 at Georgia Tech) … poured in game-high 18 points while adding seven rebounds and season-high five steals in Big Monday win at Duke — her three-pointer with 3:59 left gave Irish lead for good, followed by steal and score less than minute later punctuated 11-0 Notre Dame run that helped ice victory … nearly scored a point a minute against North Carolina State, finishing with career high-tying 25 points (8-12 FG, 7-7 FT) and game-high seven rebounds in 27 minutes — scored 13 of team’s first 19 points and had 18 points by halftime (N.C. State had 25 as a team) … chalked up third double-double of season (fourth career) with 13 points and team-high 12 rebounds at No. 13 Louisville — sank two free throws to give Irish lead for good with 3:07 left in fourth quarter, followed by clinching three-pointer with 2:00 to play … named ACC Player of the Week for second time this season on Feb. 8 after averaging 18.7 ppg., 8.7 rpg. and 2.7 spg. vs. Duke, North Carolina State and No. 13 Louisville … did bit of everything in win over No. 19/17 Miami with nine points, game-high eight rebounds, three assists and game-high three steals … another well-rounded effort in victory at Wake Forest with nine points, six rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes … gritty performance in road win at No. 12/9 Florida State with 13 points and team-high seven rebounds … led the way for Irish on Senior Day with game-high 20 points (8-12 FG), season high-tying five steals and four rebounds … part of balanced attack in ACC Tournament quarterfinal win over Duke with 11 points (3-5 3FG) and four rebounds … dropped in 14 points, along with three assists and game-high three steals in ACC Tournament semifinal victory over No. 21 Miami … exploded from three-point line in ACC Tournament championship game win over No. 17 Syracuse, connecting on career-high 6-of-9 3FG (tying for sixth on ND single-game list) to highlight performance that included team-high 18 points and eight rebounds … her six treys also were the most by a Notre Dame player in a postseason game since March 26, 2011 (Brittany Mallory – 6 vs. Oklahoma in NCAA Dayton Regional semifinal) … became 34th player in Notre Dame women’s basketball history to score 1,000 career points, reaching milestone on three-pointer from left wing with 4:35 left in first quarter of ACC Tournament final vs. No. 17 Syracuse … named ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player after averaging 14.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game with .611 three-point percentage (11-of-18) in three-game run to the title … had efficient night in NCAA Championship first-round win over North Carolina A&T with 15 points (7-11 FG) and game-high seven rebounds in 20 minutes … scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds in NCAA second-round victory over Indiana — had 14 of her points in second half, including back-to-back three-pointers 25 seconds apart early in fourth quarter to highlight 24-6 run that iced win … tallied 12 points and six rebounds in NCAA Sweet 16 game against No. 13/16 Stanford — had five points during 11-3 fourth-quarter run, capped by offensive rebound and layup with 2:05 left that brought ND within three points.
SENIOR SEASON (2014-15): Played in all 39 games, starting six times … registered (at the time) career highs in nearly categories, including scoring (6.2 ppg.), rebounding (4.1 rpg.), steals (1.5 spg.), three-point percentage (ACC-leading .476) and free-throw percentage (.842) … ranked third on Irish single-season three-point percentage list with best mark since Alicia Ratay’s NCAA sophomore record .547 mark in 2000-01 … in conference games, ranked second in ACC in three-point percentage and fifth in steals … had nine double-figure scoring games … tied for team lead in steals with 59, making her the first Notre Dame player since 1980-81 to lead team in steals while playing primarily as a reserve (walk-on freshman guard Molly Ryan had team-high 39 thefts while starting twice in 28 games that season, ND’s first as Division I program) … scored 10 points on opening night against UMass Lowell … snared eight rebounds against Holy Cross … broke through with 12 points, four rebounds and three steals versus Harvard … overcame cramping in both her calves to record first career double-double (20 points/11 rebounds) in first start of season at No. 25 DePaul — point total was one off career high, while she set career highs in field goals made (8) and field goals attempted (15) … earned start against Michigan and had nine points, four rebounds and career-high (and game-best) four blocks … scored nine points (3-6 FG, 2-2 3FG) and grabbed five rebounds at UCLA … scrappy performance against Florida State featured team-high three steals, four points and five rebounds … thrived in starting role against Boston College with perfect shooting day (4-4 FG, 2-2 3FG, 4-4 FT), ending with 14 points, four rebounds and game-high three steals … earned start at No. 12/10 North Carolina, collecting seven points and six rebounds … came off bench with six points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals against No. 5/6 Tennessee … was all over the court against Wake Forest, totaling a career-high six steals to go along with 12 points (4-6 FG, 3-3 3FG, 1-1 FT) and three rebounds; also had critical four-point play midway through second half (first four-point play for ND since Ashley Barlow at Syracuse on Jan. 30, 2010) — six steals against Wake Forest were most for ND player since Kaila Turner had seven against Alabama A&M on Dec. 19, 2012 … flirted with double-double at Boston College, winding up with 11 points and game-high eight rebounds … provided key spark off bench in win over No. 10/11 Duke, collecting nine points (3-7 3FG), six rebounds and game-high four steals — all three 3FG came during 19-4 first-half run that put ND ahead for good … had near double-double at Georgia Tech with nine points (4-5 FG) and team-high 11 rebounds … tallied seven points (5-5 FT) and two steals in victory over No. 8/7 Louisville … earned starting nod on Senior Night against Pittsburgh, registering eight points (2-4 3FG) and two steals … nearly perfect from field with 12 points (4-5 3FG), including three triples in 79-second span in second half to fuel win at N.C. State in regular-season finale … perfect from the free throw line (career-best 8-8) in ACC Tournament quarterfinals against Miami, finishing with 13 points and seven rebounds … wrapped up All-ACC Tournament Second Team honors by scoring 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 3FG) and grabbing four rebounds in ACC Tournament championship game win over No. 7/6 Florida State … tied for game high honors with three steals to go along with three rebounds in NCAA Sweet 16 win over No. 14/17 Stanford … contributed six points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3FG), six rebounds and two blocks in NCAA Elite Eight win over No. 5/6 Baylor; also delivered highlight-reel block racing back on defense to reject transition layup by BU’s Nina Davis with less than six minutes remaining and Irish leading by six before hitting runner in lane with 57.9 seconds left to clinch win … grabbed offensive rebound and buried game-winning shot with 19 seconds remaining to send the Irish past No. 3/4 South Carolina in the NCAA Final Four; was her only basket of the night, and one of her two rebounds.
JUNIOR SEASON (2013-14): Saw action in 37 games, averaging (then) career highs in points (5.5) and rebounds (3.4) per game … would have ranked second in ACC in three-point field goal percentage (career- and team-high .463), but was short of minimum to qualify for ranking (1.0 3FGM/game) … had six double-figure scoring games, doubling total from previous year … scored eight points (3-5 FG, 2-3 3FG) and grabbed six rebounds against Valparaiso … tied career high for fifth time with seven rebounds against No. 25 DePaul, along with seven points … had career effort against UCLA, pouring in 21 points (7-8 FG, 5-6 3FG, 2-3 FT) in 25 minutes, connecting on first seven shots (including five 3FG) before missing final three-point try with 25 seconds left … also grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists … registered career highs in points, field goals made, field goals attempted, three pointers made and three pointers attempted … first Notre Dame player with five treys in a game since Skylar Diggins vs. Tennessee in 2012 … scored four points and grabbed five rebounds against Central Michigan … also tied career high for seventh time with one blocked shot … clutch performer off bench at Oregon State with seven points (including buzzer-beating three-pointer at end of first half) while tying (then) career highs with seven rebounds and one block … turned in second double-figure scoring effort of season (and fifth of career) with 13 points (5-7 FG, 3-5 3FG) and five rebounds against South Dakota State … scored six points and claimed three rebounds against Boston College … had nine points (5-6 FT), six rebounds and season-high three steals in homecoming game at Pittsburgh … gave Irish spark off bench at No. 11/10 Tennessee, scoring eight points in 2:31 span during second half to solidify ND comeback win … finished with 12 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 3FG), four rebounds, three assists and three steals … turned in fourth double-figure scoring effort of season with 10 points and six rebounds against Miami … snared a career-high 13 rebounds (12 defensive) against Virginia Tech, while adding three points and three assists … collected nine points and game highs of nine points and (season-best) four steals against Syracuse … had four points and four rebounds at Boston College … gritty effort in closing minutes against No. 14/11 North Carolina with seven points (2-4 FG) … posted five points, two rebounds and two assists in ACC quarterfinal win over Florida State … sparkled in ACC semifinal victory over No. 14/17 North Carolina State with 10 points (career-high 5-6 FT) and game-high seven rebounds … superb off bench in NCAA first-round win over Robert Morris with 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-4 3FG), game-high eight rebounds and two steals … knocked down both of her shots (four points) against Arizona State in NCAA second-round victory … another sterling effort off bench in NCAA Sweet 16 win over No. 21/18 Oklahoma State with eight points (3-5 FG) and career-high two blocks … contributed two points and six rebounds in NCAA Elite Eight victory against No. 5/6 Baylor … solid effort in NCAA national semifinal win over No. 11/9 Maryland with seven points (including three-pointer to beat halftime horn) and five rebounds … collected two points, three rebounds and two assists in NCAA national championship game vs. No. 1 Connecticut.
2013 EUROPEAN TOUR: Started all three games, averaging 8.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game with a .556 field goal percentage … scored 13 points (6-8 FG) in tour-opening win at Barking Abbey … tallied 11 points and three steals in victory over French All-Stars to close out tour.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13): Played in 34 games (starting three times) in her first full season, averaging 4.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game with three double-figure scoring games …earned starting nod in her college debut against No. 19/21 Ohio State at the Carrier Classic, collecting two points, three rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes … missed next two games (UMass and Mercer) to rest recovering foot injuries …returned to action in reserve role at No. 19/22 UCLA and delivered career-high seven points and two steals, including key theft and score in first half that sparked 15-2 run and gave Fighting Irish lead for good … back in starting lineup at Central Michigan and pulled down career-best seven rebounds …tied (then) career highs with seven points and seven rebounds against Utah State; also had career highs in assists (3), free throws (2) and blocks (1) and tied career highs in three-point field goals (1), three-point field goal attempts (3) and free throw attempts (2) … set numerous career highs against Alabama A&M, including points (13), assists (4), field goals made (4), field goals attempted (6), three-pointers made (3) and three-pointers attempted (4) …in limited action against No. 22 Texas A&M, tied career high by going 2-of-2 at the foul line … had seven points and six rebounds against No. 11 Purdue, including a three-pointer and offensive putback that stifled a first-half run by the Boilermakers … packed stat sheet against Saint Francis (Pa.) with her first career “5-5-5” game, logging 10 points, six rebounds, career-high five steals and three assists in 20 minutes …key contributor off the bench against Georgetown with nine points (career-high 4-4 FT) and six rebounds in 23 minutes; played much of game after taking flagrant elbow to mouth from GU’s Vanessa Moore midway through first half … almost perfect from the field against St. John’s, making 5-of-6 shots, including career-high 3-for-3 from the three-point line, and tying personal best with 13 points … enjoyed successful homecoming game at Pittsburgh, scoring eight points (4-6 FG) and tying career high with seven rebounds, plus nabbing two steals …went 4-for-5 from the field (nine points) and grabbed four rebounds against Providence …turned in another solid performance at No. 9 Tennessee, collecting nine points (4-6 FG) and five rebounds … made numerous plays at Villanova that didn’t show up on stat sheet, most notably drawing charge from VU’s leading scorer Laura Sweeney (her fifth foul) with 37.6 seconds left and Notre Dame leading by nine points …chipped in four points and three rebounds at Seton Hall … came two assists shy of posting second career “5-5-5” game with five points, five rebounds and three assists against No. 10/11 Louisville …earned third start of career at Marquette, tying career high with seven rebounds …had five points and two rebounds in 14 minutes at DePaul … went 4-for-4 from the foul line in BIG EAST quarterfinal win over South Florida …scored six points (4-4 FT) and grabbed three rebounds in BIG EAST semifinal win over No. 16/15 Louisville …had two points, four rebounds and two assists in NCAA Championship debut, a first-round win over Tennessee-Martin …scored seven points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3FG) and dished out two assists in NCAA Sweet 16 win over Kansas …had four points and two steals in NCAA national semifinal game against No. 3 Connecticut.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12): Did not play after suffering stress fractures in both feet.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in Mt. Lebanon, Pa., where she was coached by Dori Oldaker … helped the Blue Devils to a combined record of 114-14 (.891) in her career … career per-game statistical averages of 12.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.4 steals, scoring 1,571 total points … led Mt. Lebanon to three consecutive Pennsylvania Class AAAA state championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011 (with a combined record of 85-8 in those three seasons), following a berth in the Class AAAA title game during her freshman season (2007-08) … in those three championship seasons, she had per-game averages of 14.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.0 steals … MLHS was the first girls’ Class AAAA champion to win three consecutive titles since that classification was added in 1984 (and just the seventh in state history across all classifications) … as a senior in 2010-11, led the Blue Devils to 25-6 record and their third consecutive state championship, as well as a No. 24 national ranking by MaxPreps (No. 1 in state) … averaged 17.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game, while shooting 50 percent from the field (38 percent from three-point line) and 83 percent from foul line … as a junior in 2009-10, helped Mt. Lebanon to 29-2 record, including season-ending 24-game winning streak, a No. 7 national ranking at season’s end, according to MaxPreps (tops in state across all four classes) and second consecutive state championship, as well as a second Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) crown in a row … averaged 15.0 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 5.0 spg., and 4.0 apg. … nearly single-handedly led her team to the 2010 state title, scoring 30 points and adding nine rebounds, six steals, five assists and four blocks in a 70-43 championship game win over Archbishop Ryan … as sophomore in 2008-09, helped team to a perfect 31-0 record, a No. 24 national ranking in the year-end MaxPreps poll (third in state and No. 1 in Class AAAA), the program’s first state championship and WPIAL title while averaging 12.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg., 4.0 spg., and 3.0 apg. … as freshman in 2007-08, was solid contributor on Class AAAA state runner-up squad that went 29-6 and was ranked 11th in the state; she averaged 6.0 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 2.0 spg. and 2.0 apg. … MLHS also won four consecutive WPIAL Section 4 championships in Cable’s career … enjoyed considerable success on the AAU circuit, playing for the Western Pennsylvania Bruins and coach Kyra Kaylor … averaged 26.0 ppg., in 2009-10, following similar offensive performances in 2008-09 (22.0 ppg.) and 2007-08 (18.0 ppg.).
PREP AWARDS/HONORS: Parade All-American (2011) … Competed in FILA All-American Game (2011) … Gatorade Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year (2011) … Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAAA Player of the Year (2011) … Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Player of the Year (2011) … two-time Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Player of the Year (2010, 2011) … two-time Sporting News preseason honorable mention All-American (2010, 2011) … MaxPreps honorable mention All-American (2010) … ESPN/RISE Magazine Underclassman All-America Team (2010) … two-time first-team all-state selection (2010 2011) … two-time ESPN/WTAE Female Basketball Player of the Year (2010, 2011) … three-time first-team all-WPIAL pick (2009, 2010, 2011) … three-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous Five selection (overall and south side in 2010 and 2011; south side in 2009) … three-time first-team all-WPIAL Section 4 choice (2009, 2010, 2011) … three-time Almanac Most Valuable Player (2009, 2010, 2011) … first-team all-tournament team selection at 2009 Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Ariz. (appeared on cover of 2010 Nike Tournament of Champions media guide) … ranked 52nd by ESPN Hoopgurlz … ranked 68th by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report (16th among wings/small forwards) … ranked 76th by All-Star Girls Report (14th among shooting guards) … ranked 99th by Blue Star Basketball.
PERSONAL DATA: Daughter of Suzie and Dale Cable … has two older sisters, Kassie and Jourdan … sixth Pennsylvania resident to suit up for the Notre Dame women’s basketball program … first Fighting Irish women’s basketball player to come from the Pittsburgh metro area since two-time honorable mention All-America wing Charel Allen (Monessen/Monessen HS) from 2004-08 … has two unique talents — can juggle while riding a wave skateboard, and has a scream that sounds like a siren … graduated in May 2015 from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters with her bachelor’s degree in political science … completed summer 2015 internship in front office of NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, working closely with Chief Operating Officer, Travis Williams, as well as other members of the team’s management and hockey operations staffs … began college career wearing No. 5 before switching to No. 22 Fighting Irish jersey previously worn by Brittany Mallory, Sherri Orlosky, Comalita Haysbert and NCAA all-time three-point percentage leader Alicia Ratay, among others.