Notre Dame Women's Lacrosse | Feb. 24, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
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.