UND Roster

2016-17 Women's Lacrosse Roster

#15 Cortney Fortunato

Attack / Midfield

Height 5'7''
Class Senior
Hometown Northport, N.Y.
High School Northport


  • 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