Ten Freshmen Set to Join Notre Dame's Lacrosse Program

Emma Claire Fontenot Eden Prairie, Minn. Eden Prairie High School
Graduated from Eden Prairie High School in the spring of 2013 ... lettered in lacrosse four times, soccer three times and basketball once ... finished lacrosse career with school records in points (378) and assists (182), while starting all four years and winning four straight conference and sectional titles ... team finished as state runner-up three times and in third place once ... named all-conference and all-state three times each ... dished out school-record 61 assists on way to scoring 109 points (second in school history) as a senior ... senior captain who was named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American, received the Minnesota Minute Men Ms. Lacrosse Award and was all-metro ... led state in assists (59) and points (106) as a junior ... led state in assists with 49 as a sophomore ... was a member of the Under Armour Midwest Regional and Worldwide U17 Women's Lacrosse teams ... selected to the Women's Divisional National Tournament Team as a freshman ... competed in the final round of the 2011 U19 U.S. National Team tryouts ... two-time U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American ... on school soccer team as a sophomore that won the Class AA section and state championships and was ranked No. 1 in the country ... two-year varsity soccer starter ... valedictorian of high school class of 802 ... was on the "A" Honor Roll for 16 consecutive terms ... involved in numerous off the field activities including student council (four years), National Honor Society, FCA, Key Club, Ignite Leadership Academy, Winning for Life, Lewis Sports Foundation Leadership Training, Washington, D.C., Close Up Foundation Program, Concert Choir, Women's Concert Chorale, Women's Concert Chorale Chamber Choir, Spanish Club and Science Club ... also very active in community service, participating in some 14 different activities throughout high school career ... list of off the field awards include the ExCEL, Triple 'A', Doers and Dreamers, Steve Schultz Laurel Scholar, Eden Prairie Lions Club Scholarship, Helen and Calvin Anderson Scholarship, Sandness Family Scholarship, Gold Key Art, President's and Gold Star awards ... was named the homecoming queen ... played club with the Minnesota Lakers Select Lacrosse Team, the Eden Prairie Soccer Club, the Tonka United Soccer Club Premiere Team and the Burnsville Fire Soccer Club Premiere Team ... two-year lacrosse club team captain ... winner of the Bill Slowter Leadership Award (2012) and the Midfield Endurance Lacrosse Award (2010) ... named the MVP of the U17 Ken Galluccio Memorial Lacrosse Festival in Hannover, Germany (2011) ... was also a youth lacrosse mentor ... full name is Emma Claire Fontenot ... born in Houston, Texas to Rod and Kimberly Fontenot ... has a younger brother, George ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.

Cortney Fortunato Northport, N.Y. Northport High School
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 Christine Fortunato ... has two younger brothers, Teddy and Casey ... father, Theodore, played basketball at Clark University ... mother, Casey, was a swimmer at Ohio University ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.

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