Duke Women's Soccer BIO
22 Malinda Allen
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 TopDrawerSoccer.com top 150 ranking of the club soccer players ... listed No. 10 in the South Atlantic region rankings for TopDrawerSoccer.com ... 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 team 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 jersey she wore for basketball, 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 the 8-11 grades ... 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. (22) and two sisters, Katharine (26) and Emily (24) ... 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., is a senior on the soccer team at Wheaton College ... her uncle, Steve Cusick, is a 1981 graduate of Duke University Fuqua School of Business ... ninth grade valedictorian ... 10th and 11th 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 … salutatorian of her senior class ... named to the Dean’s List at Duke in the Spring of 2014 ... a 2014 ACC Honor Roll selection.