By Chris Goldberg
LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 11/7/11
Northport junior attack Cortney Fortunato has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Notre Dame.
Fortunato led the US U-19 team to the World championship last summer in Hannover, Germany. She led the team in scoring and was named All-World. She also was a First Team All-American who led her high school team to the Class A state championship while scoring 87 goals and adding 49 assists.
A member of the Long Island yellow Jackets, she was named the top rising junior in the country by Inside Lacrosse.
Cortney Fortunato log:
High School: Northport High School
Graduation Year: 2013
College Choice: Notre Dame
Club Affiliation: Long Island Elite Yellow Jackets 2013 Blue
Major Lacrosse honors: Finished her fourth year on varsity as a sophomore scoring the second highest in goals and points on long island with 87 goals, 49 assists.(2011) …scoring 76 goals and 25 assists as a freshman (2010), as an eighth grader had 68 goals (county record) and 22 assists (2009) … Suffolk County Champions 2008, 2009, Suffolk county finalist 2010 …Received All County Honorable Mention (2009) …All Tournament Team (2009) … Team Most Improved Player (2009) … …All County (2010) … Team MVP Attacker (2010) …Played for Long Island Team 1 at the U.S. Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament as a freshman (2010) which they took first place… All Long Island Second Team (2010) … Long Island Under Armour Finalist 2nd place (2010) … Member of the U15 National Championship Team (2010) … Empire State Games gold medalist (2010) … NY State Class A Champions Northport Tigers (2011) … All Tournament Team (2011) All County (2011) … Newsday All Long Island Team 1 (2011) … All American (2011) …Team U.S.A. U19 Gold Medalist (2011) leading scorer in goals and points … Selected to the U19 All World Team (2011) …ranked as the #1 junior for the class of 2013 by Inside Lacrosse… 6th year member of the Long Island Elite Lacrosse Club Yellow Jackets 2013 Blue, also has played four years varsity soccer for Northport High School.
Academic Honors: National Honor Society, Honor Roll
What will you major in/study? Undecided
Why did you chose Notre Dame? “I chose Notre Dame because the campus is absolutely incredible. It is the most beautiful place, the facilities are top notch, the coaching staff is great and highly motivated to win and the athletic atmosphere is amazing. It is an extremely prestigious school with amazing academics. The main reason I chose Notre Dame is not only because I am absolutely in love with the school but I think we have the ability to win and I want to help make the program excel and win a national championship.”
What is your HS team’s outlook for next year? To repeat our success this year and be NY State Champions again!