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Girls’ recruit: Middle Country sophomore attack-midfield Ortega commits to Notre Dame

Monday, 11th February 2013

Categories Girl's/Women's, High school, Recruiting  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 2/11/13

Middle Country sophomore attack-midfield Nikki Ortega has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Notre Dame.

Nikki Ortega log:

Nikki Ortega

High School: Middle Country, Brookhaven, Long Island

Graduation Year: 2015

Position: Attack/Midfield

College Choice: Notre Dame

Club Affiliation: L.I. Elite Yellow Jackets

Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: 2012 U-15 All-Tournament Team; 2012 All-County (70G, 37A); 2011 All-County; 2012 US National Lacrosse School Girls Tournament Team 2; 2012 Nike Team Champions

What will you major in/study? Pre-law, Poly-Sci

Why did you choose Notre Dame? “Notre Dame has the combination of extraordinary academics and a sports tradition that is exciting and renowned. The women’s lacrosse team is exciting to watch and the coaching staff is committed to bringing together a dynamic team.”

Outlook for your High School team? “I think we are going to have a pretty strong team. We are in a very tough division where we play teams like Northport, Bay Shore and Ward Melville. Hopefully we will be able to get past the second round of playoffs this year!”

Additional Comments: “My father has worked with me since I was in first grade. Without him, I would never have been able to be the best player I can be. Coach (Carol) Rose of the Yellow Jackets provided me with unwavering support and guidance ever since I have been a Yellow Jacket.”



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