Women's Lacrosse



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

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


  • Played in 19 games and made 12 starts.
  • Scored 18 goals, collected 10 ground balls and caused one turnover.
  • Recorded a .450 SOG percentage.


  • Played in all 21 games and made 14 starts.
  • Scored 21 goals and recorded 14 assists.
  • Scored a career-high four goals on March 9 vs. Liberty.
  • Recorded four points five times in 2016, including four on March 28 at Marquette.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Centereach High School in the spring of 2015... lettered all four years in soccer and was a six-year starter in lacrosse ... member of the USA Under-19 national team named to all-world team after netting 19 goals in seven starts at U-19 world championship ... part of 2013 USA U-15 championship team and all-tournament team ... named an Under Armour All-American ... U.S. Lacrosse All-American and All-Academic team member her junior and senior years ... honored with the U.S. Lacrosse Jackie Pitts Award ... named to the All-Inside Lacrosse High School team ... Newsday Lacrosse Player of the Year in 2015 ... Newsday all-Long Island Team ... lacrosse team ranked No. 1 in New York State Division A and ranked No. 6 in the nation her senior year ... ranks third in the state of New York with 558 career points and fifth with 232 career assists ... named Top Attacker at the Nike Ride camp her sophomore year ... led lacrosse team to its first undefeated season and its first trip to county playoffs ...... named all-county all four years of high school in lacrosse and all-county for soccer her junior year ... three-time high school team MVP ... played for the Long Island Elite Yellow Jackets club team which won every tournament it played in ... honored with an All Tournament Team award ... President of Varsity Leaders Club ... member of National Honor Society ... mentor to Middle Country Youth Lacrosse League ... recipient of Nancy Cole Award for her spirit ... full name is Nikki Ashley Ortega ... born in Port Jefferson New York to Louis and Susan Ortega ... played club lacrosse along side fellow Irish freshmen Jenn Casadonte, Samantha Giacolone and Samantha Lynch ... enrolled in first year of studies.

Ortega's Career Statistics

Year G-S SOG G A Pts. GB DC CT
2016 21-14 43 21 14 35 20 11 7
Totals 21-14 43 21 14 35 20 11 7

Nikki Ortega
Nikki  Ortega


Centereach, N.Y.

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