Women's Lacrosse



Five Named to All-ACC Academic Team

The Irish earn five recipients for the second straight season


Irish Host Eagles To Open 2018 Season

Notre Dame faces the national runner-up tomorrow at Loftus Sports Center


Irish Crush Orange in 16-7 Victory

Notre Dame's Samantha Giacolone collects career-high-tying 13 saves in victory


Irish Boast 46 Spring Student-Athletes On All-ACC Academic Teams

List highlighted by Matt Landis' recognition as men's lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year


#6 Irish Fall in NCAA Quarterfinals, 10-6

Notre Dame tumbles in hard-fought battle with ACC rival North Carolina.


Commencement 2017

Notre Dame and the athletics department graduated 170 student-athletes on May 21, 2017.


Women's Lacrosse at North Carolina - NCAA Quarterfinals

The Irish women's lacrosse team visited North Carolina in the '16 NCAA Championship quarterfinals (photos by Reagan Lunn)


Women's Lacrosse vs Stanford 3/29

Women's Lacrosse lost to Stanford 11 to 10 at Arlotta Stadium on Saturday, March 29th, 2014.


  • Selected as a Tewaaraton Award Nominee.
  • Named IWLCA All-America Second Team and IWLCA All-Region First Team.
  • Received All-ACC First Team and All-ACC Academic Team honors.
  • Received Preseason All-America First Team honors by Inside Lacrosse.
  • Was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week (February 14).
  • Appeared in 19 games and made 18 starts.
  • Led the Irish with 59 goals, had a .434 SOG percentage and had one game winning goal.
  • Collected 28 ground balls, recorded six draw controls and caused 24 turnovers.


  • Selected as a Tewaaraton Award Nominee.
  • Was Preseason All-ACC and earned All-ACC First Team honors.
  • Named to the IWLCA All-America First Team.
  • Received Inside Lacrosse Midseason All-America First Team and Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America First Team honors.
  • Named to the ACC All-Academic Team.
  • Received ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors twice (week of February 9, 23).
  • Surpassed her own record of 56 goals in a single season (2015) with 64 goals, which ranks fourth in Irish history.
  • Recorded 27 assists, which is 10th in program history.
  • Led the team in points, goals and assists … topped her previous high for points in a single season by recording 91 points (76 in 2015).
  • Owns the second-most career goals of any Irish player in program history with 166 and ranks fourth with 230 career points.
  • Scored a season-high five goals three times in 2016.
  • Started all 21 games for Notre Dame.
  • Recorded eight points (five assists and three goals) vs. California on February 28.


  • Selected as a Tewaaraton Trophy Nominee.
  • Named to the IWLCA All-America First Team ... selected to the IWLCA All-West/Midwest Region First Team.
  • Received All-ACC Second Team honors.
  • Named to the ACC All-Academic Team.
  • Recognized as All-ILWomen.com.
  • Was ACC Offensive Player of the Week for the week of April 7 ... recognized as ILWomen.com National Co-Player of the Week for the week of April 7.
  • Started all 20 Irish contests.
  • Scored 56 goals … set the school record for most goals in a home game with a season-high eight on March 14 vs. Virginia Tech.
  • Averaged 6.55 shots per game … had 20 assists … tallied three assists twice, on February 15 vs. Detroit and on March 25 at Marquette … picked up 28 ground balls and recorded 24 draw controls … averaged 3.80 points per game … totaled eight points three times in 2015.
  • Named WomensLax.com's national Rookie of the Year and named to its All-America team ... earned IWLCA third-team All-America honors, one of just two freshman nationally recognized ... was an IWLCA first-team all-region pick ... named to the ILWomen.com all-rookie team ... started in all 19 games in an impressive freshman season ... tallied a team-high 46 goals and 17 assists for 63 points ... her 63 points were second-best all-time for a Notre Dame freshman behind Jillian Byers' 78 in 2006 ... added 22 ground balls, 16 draw controls and nine caused turnovers ... was one of five Irish players in double figures in ground balls and draw controls ... scored five goals in a win over No. 7 Duke, the most by a Notre Dame freshman in a regulation game since Byers did it five times in 2006 ... earned Notre Dame Student Athlete of the Week recognition after her five-goal game against Duke ... registered seven points (four goals, three assists) in her collegiate debut against Cincinnati ... also recorded four draw controls against the Bearcats ... picked up four ground balls against No. 12 Stony Brook ... scored at least two goals in 15 games, and had at least a hat trick in nine contests ... was one of six ACC players with at least 40 goals and 20 ground balls during the regular season ... named ACC Offensive Player of the Week after netting hat tricks in wins over both No. 4 Northwestern and Louisville ... recognized at midseason as second-team All-American by Inside Lacrosse ... earned a monogram.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Northport High School in the spring of 2013 ... earned six letters in lacrosse and five in soccer ... three-time All-American in lacrosse ... two-time Academic All-American ... four-time all-county ... two-time team captain ... finished six-year lacrosse career with 388 goals and 171 assists for 559 points ... played in the Under Armour All-American Senior Game, earning game MVP honors after tying a game record with eight points (4G, 4A) ... named to the North squad along with incoming teammates Alex Dalton and Casey Pearsall ... ranked as the No. 1 rising senior for the class of 2013 by Inside Lacrosse in 2012 ... played for the Under Armour Underclass Team Long Island squad that won the 2012 championship, earning all-tournament honors at the attack position ... selected team pride MVP at the Champion All-American Showcase as a junior ... played for the Team USA U19 team that won gold at the 2011 Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championships in Hannover, Germany ... led the team in goals and points and was selected to the all-world team ... played with current Notre Dame student-athletes Allie Murray and Barbara Sullivan ... was the youngest player on the squad ... entered junior year ranked as the No. 1 rising junior for the class of 2013 by Inside Lacrosse ... as a senior was named to the all-Long Island Team 1 by Newsday ... received the U.S. Lacrosse Jackie Pitts Award for Long Island ... named first team all-metro ... helped team to a semifinal finish in Suffolk County ... 82 goals was third on Long Island and 118 points was fifth highest ... named to the all-Long Island team 2 by Newsday as a junior ... helped team win Suffolk County, Long Island and N.Y. Class A state championships as a sophomore ... in state title game, scored the winning goal with one second left in double overtime to help Northport win first state championship in school history ... named to the all-tournament team ... named all-Long Island team 1 by Newsday ... was second on Long Island in goals (87) and points (136) ... played for the Long Island team 1 champions at the U.S. Lacrosse women's division national tournament as a freshman ... member of the U15 National Championship team ... selected to the all-tournament team ... led team in scoring as the squad won the Empire State Games gold medal ... named second team all-Long Island ... received all-county honorable mention and earned all-tournament team honors ... helped team win Suffolk County championship ... holds Long Island record for an eighth grader with 68 goals ... helped team to two Lax for the Cure championships (2010, 2012) ... in soccer was a two-time all-county performer and earned all-region and all-conference honors once ... named the Suffolk Player of the Year for league 2 as a senior ... scored winning goal with two seconds left to clinch the Suffolk County title as a senior ... helped squad to Long Island championship same year ... played club lacrosse with the Long Island Elite Lacrosse Club Yellow Jackets for six years ... from same hometown and high school as former Notre Dame four-time All-American Jill Byers ... was involved in the National Honor Society and the Foreign Language Honor Society ... full name is Cortney Marie Fortunato ... born in Huntington, N.Y., to Theodore and Chrissy Fortunato ... has two younger brothers, Teddy and Casey ... father, Theodore, played baseball at Clark University ... mother, Casey, was a swimmer at Ohio University ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in psychology.

Fortunato's Career Statistics

Year G-S SOG G A Pts. GB DC CT
2014 19-19 79 46 17 63 22 16 9
2015 20-20 131 56 20 76 28 24 30
2016 21-21 151 64 27 91 28 6 31
Totals 60-60 387 166 64 230 78 46 70

Cortney Fortunato
Cortney  Fortunato


Northport, N.Y.

High School:


Attack / Midfield

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