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CORTNEY FORTUNATO NAMED WOMENSLAX.COM NATIONAL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

February 24, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Freshman Cortney Fortunato of the No. 12 Notre Dame women’s
lacrosse team was named the national Rookie of the Week on Monday by WomensLax.com.

The Northport, N.Y. native was crucial to the Irish’s 8-7 win over then-No. 12 Stony
Brook on Saturday night, having a hand in five of Notre Dame’s eight goals, scoring
four herself and assisting on another. Amongst the four strikes was what held up as
the game-winner. Fortunato also filled out the stat sheet nicely with four ground
balls, two caused turnovers and one crucial draw control. The draw control came
after Stony Brook scored to close to within a goal at 8-7 with 1:41 to play.
Fortunato grabbed the ball off of the draw and the Irish were able to maintain
possession for the next 1:37 and claim the victory.

Fortunato, a three-time All-American in high school, has a team-high 13 points (nine
goals and four assists) in just three games played thus far for the Fighting Irish.
She has netted the game-winning goal in both of Notre Dame’s (2-1) victories and
ranks second on the team with both seven ground balls and seven draw controls.

The Irish are back in action on Thursday night as they travel to Chapel Hill to face
No. 1 North Carolina (4-0), the defending national champion.


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