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Fortunato Named WomensLax.com National Rookie of the Week

Fortunato leads the Irish with 13 points on the year.

Feb. 24, 2014

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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February 14
W, 21-9
Marquette
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February 18
W, 12-5
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (TBD)
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February 23
6:00 PM
Elon
Burlington, N.C. (Rudd Field)
February 26
12:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)

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March 4
3:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
March 7
7:00 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
March 11
1:00 PM
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Princeton, N.J. (Alumni Stadium)
March 15
4:00 PM
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Towson, Md. (Johnny Unitas Stadium)
March 18
12:00 PM
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Charlottesville, Va. (Klockner Stadium)

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March 26
12:00 PM
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Syracuse, N.Y. (Carrier Dome)

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April 2
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

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April 6
1:00 PM
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Atlanta, Ga. (Fifth Third Bank Stadium)
April 15
12:00 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

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12:00 PM
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Newton, Mass. (Newton Campus Lax & Soccer Field)
April 27
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Richmond, Va. (Sports Backer Stadium)

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TBA
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Richmond, Va. (Sports Backer Stadium)

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Richmond, Va. (Sports Backer Stadium)

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