Two-time All-Met guard Lindsay Allen, a member of the USA Women’s U17 championship team, might pick up some of the native language when her squad travels in August to play in Italy and the Netherlands.
That would be a bonus. It was her more freely gabbing in English that perhaps was the deciding factor in the rising St. John’s senior earning a spot on the U17 team.
Cut last year at the U16 tryouts in Colorado Springs, Allen returned this year with a better idea of what the national coaches want in a point guard. Communication is at or near the top of the list.
“They want us to talk on offense and defense and feed the ball to the post and run the team,” said Allen, a Notre Dame commit and the only East Coast player on the 12- member national team. “I think [this year] I put more focus on talking and bringing the energy on the offensive and defensive end.”