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Height: 5'11"
Year: Freshman
City/State: Memphis, Tenn.
High School: Westminister Academy


Career Stats

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 … majoring in history.

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