DURHAM, N.C.-- The Duke women's soccer program has added another standout recruiting class this year under the direction of head coach Robbie Church. This spring and summer GoDuke.com is taking a closer look at each of the 2013 incoming freshmen.
The sixth of seven signees is Malinda Allen, who is a product of Memphis, Tenn. Allen is currently ranked No. 65 in the latest TopDrawerSoccer.com listings. She competed for both the Brentwood Premier '94 and the Concorde Fire '95 club teams, while leading the squads to the USYS Tennessee State Championship in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Allen was a standout basketball player averaging a Memphis-best 32.4 points a game as a senior.
Get to Know Malinda Allen
Favorite Cereal? Honey Bunches of Oats
Favorite Ice Cream? Mint chocolate chip and chocolate chip cookie dough
Favorite Band/Singer? Ben Rector
Favorite Dessert? Chocolate cake and ice cream
Favorite sport to watch other than soccer? Basketball
Last movie you watched? Despicable Me 2
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Carnation pink
Would you bungee jump? Only after a while of serious convincing.
What is on your mouse pad? I don't have one.
What is the farthest you have been from home? Germany and Italy
What is the No. 1 song played on your iPod? Good question. I don't have one go to song. I like to switch it up.
When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time? I would take a nap, paint or draw something.
What is the first thing you notice about people? Their height
Mountain hideaway or beach house? Beach house
What is your dream job? Professional soccer
What is one word that describes you? Determined
One possession you cannot live without? I don't have one prized item. I like to be flexible.
What is something people don't know about you? I have never had the opportunity to play soccer for my school.
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be? Bora Bora
Do you have any hidden talents? Art
Do you have any idea what you would like to major in at Duke? I’m not quite sure yet, but maybe sports management or finance.