Women's Lacrosse



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.


#7 Irish Surge Past #15 Stanford, 13-9

Notre Dame scores eight unanswered goals in second half to win its home opener.


No. 16 Irish Drop To No. 4 Boston College, 15-6

Fortunato nets second consecutive hat trick


#11/9 Women's Lacrosse Blitzes Cincinnati, 14-5 in Season Opener

Fortunato collects four goals and two assists as Fighting Irish win on opening day for 12th consecutive season.


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.

AS A FRESHMAN: 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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