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Height: 6'0"
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Memphis, Tenn.
High School: Westminister Academy


Career Stats

Awards/Honors: ACC Honor Roll (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).

Professional: Signed with Shelbourne FC (Dublin City, Ireland) on July 10, 2018.

2017 - Redshirt Senior (Stats): Played in all 26 contests, drawing three starts … Tallied a pair of goals and logged 877 minutes of action …Scored her first goal at No. 18 Notre Dame (Sept. 21), sealing a 3-0 victory to secure Duke's program record ninth-straight win … Scored on Senior Day against Miami on Oct. 15 … Made her final start in the Blue Devils' NCAA Tournament First Round contest against UNCG, playing the full 90 and helping lead Duke to a 1-0 victory.

2016 - Redshirt Junior (Stats): Appeared in 20 matches, while making three starts … Tallied an assist during a 3-1 win at NC State … Appeared in 818 minutes … Attempted 10 shots.

2015 - Redshirt Sophomore (Stats): Played in 24 matches and started the Appalachian State contest … Tallied her lone goal of the season, which was the game-winner, at FGCU in the second round of the NCAA Tournament … Logged 839 minutes and took 14 shots … Tallied two assists in a 4-0 win versus Weber State.

2014 - Sophomore: Missed the season due to a knee injury.

2013 - Freshman (Stats): Saw action in 23 games, starting 10 … Earned three points on the season with one goal against Pittsburgh on Oct. 27 and one assist against top-ranked Virginia on Sept. 26 … Played all 110 minutes in ties against West Virginia on Sept. 6 and Virginia tech on Sept. 29 … Took 16 shots over 11 games … Named to Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament Team … Tallied 1,604 minutes played.

Regional Team Experience: USYS Tennessee State ODP team member from 2007-11 … USYS Region III team from 2009-11 … Traveled to Germany and Spain in 2010 and 2011 with the Region III team … Member of the Region III Inter-regional team from 2009-11, while being named captain in 2011.

High School/Club:  Ranked No. 65 in the top 150 ranking of the club soccer players … Listed No. 10 in the South Atlantic region rankings for … Invited to play with the ECNL PDP in March of 2013 … Played for the Brentwood Premier ‘94 from the 9-11 grades and Concorde Fire ‘95 as a senior … Led her team to the USYS Tennessee State Championship in 2010, 2011 and 2012 … USYS regional champion and national finalist in 2012, USYS regional finalist in 2011 and USYS regional semifinalist in 2010 … Her high school did not offer soccer … Captain of her high school basketball team from grades 10-12 … Set school records for most points scored in a game (62), highest scoring average (32.4) and most points in a career (1,617) … Her high school retired her No. 22 basketball jersey, becoming the first Westminister Academy athlete to have her jersey retired … Led the city of Memphis in scoring as a senior with a 32.4 scoring average … MVP of her team from grades 8-11 … Owned a career scoring average of 23.1 points a game … named the Commercial Appeal Basketball Player of the Week once as a senior … Selected the Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps All-Metro team in Basketball as a sophomore and junior … Lettered in basketball from grades 8-12 … Lettered in cross country as a freshman and sophomore …  MVP of her cross country team as a freshman and sophomore … Earned Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps All-Metro team accolades in Cross Country in the eighth and ninth grades.

Personal:  Full name is Malinda Cusick Allen … Born March 4, 1994 in Memphis, Tenn. … Daughter of Cannon and Jill Allen … Has one brother, Cannon, Jr. (23) and two sisters, Katharine (27) and Emily (25) … Her grandfather, A. Michael Cusick, Jr., ran track & field at Indiana from 1952-55 … Mother, Jill, played field hockey and basketball at DePauw from 1979-83 … Father, Cannon, Sr., rowed crew at Princeton in 1980 … Sister, Katharine, played lacrosse at Fort Lewis College from 2009-11 … Sister, Emily, played on the Vermont lacrosse team … Brother, Cannon, Jr., played soccer at Wheaton College … Her uncle, Steve Cusick, is a 1981 graduate of Duke University Fuqua School of Business … Ninth grade valedictorian … 10th, 11th and 12th grade salutatorian … Class president in ninth grade … Class vice president in 10th grade … Member of the Leadership Council as a senior … Active in the community … Named to the Dean’s List at Duke in the Spring of 2014 and Spring of 2016 … Graduated with her masters of management studies from the Fuqua School of Business.

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