Notre Dame Women's Lacrosse | May 20, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Notre Dame women's lacrosse team grabbed some national attention during its first season in the ACC and, not surprisingly, it received some national accolades on Tuesday morning as senior Margaret Smith and freshman Cortney Fortunato were both named to the IWLCA's All-American teams. Smith was a first-team selection while Fortunato took home third-team honors from the sport's national coaching association.
Smith's pick marks the sixth time in the last seven years that Notre Dame has produced a first-team All-American and the second-straight year the Irish have had a first-team All-America pick on defense as Smith's Irish teammate Barbara Sullivan (injured this spring) was a first-team pick in 2013. Fortunato was one of just two freshmen nationally to earn All-America honors in 2014. She is just the second freshman school history to be named All-American, joining Jillian Byers, a second-team pick in 2006.