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#32 - Natalie Cortese
2010-11 Women's Bowling
YR.
Jr.
BOWLS
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HOMETOWN
Hoffman Estates, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Hoffman Estates (Central Missouri)
Natalie Cortese

2010-2011: Started 37 traditional matches in her second year as a Crusader … became first bowler in Valpo history to post a 200 average for a full season, finishing the year with a 200.1 average … an NTCA Honorable Mention All-American … selected to the NTCA All-Academic Third Team … MVP of Valpo’s own Crusader Classic, posting a 213.6 average in traditional action at Stardust Bowl II … also earned All-Tournament Team accolades at the Kutztown Invitational, where her 218.9 average ranked second among all bowlers, and the Greater Ozark Invitational … also paced Valpo with a 205.5 average at the Big Red Invitational … rolled 19 200+ games, including seven games where she broke 230, and paced the Crusaders on 14 occasions … opened season with 245 Oct. 30 against #17 Minnesota St.-Mankato … rolled a 248 Nov. 13 against #14 UW-Whitewater, part of a stretch of five consecutive games of at least 200 … broke 200 in three of four games at the Big Red Invitational Jan. 21, including a 235 vs. #6 Arkansas State … surpassed 200 on four occasions, including each of her last three matches, Jan. 29 at the Kutztown Invitational … closed that day with a 235 vs. Howard, a 245 vs. Cheyney and a 258 against #2 Fairleigh Dickinson … 258 against FDU marked a season-high and Valpo’s second-best individual effort of the year … an NTCA All-Academic honoree … recipient of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award.

2009-2010: Named to the Brunswick/NTCA Second Team All-American squad after leading the Crusaders on the lanes in their inaugural campaign ... paced Valpo with 195.5 average over 52 traditional games ... rolled 22 games of 200 or better over the course of the season ... led the Crusaders in 17 of the 52 games ... named Tournament MVP at the Greater Ozark Invitational Oct. 23-25, averaging a 224.8 ... earned Tournament Co-MVP accolades at the Kutztown Invitational Jan. 29-31, where she averaged a 220.7 ... earned All-Tournament Team honors as well at Crusader Classic Nov. 13-14, where she finished third among all bowlers with a 200.6 average ... rolled Valpo season-high 290 Oct. 24 at #4 Central Missouri, part of four straight 200+ games ... posted a 226 Nov. 14 in win over Adrian ... registered Valpo's second-best game of the season Jan. 30 against Howard, rolling a 278 ... 278 kicked off another stretch of four consecutive 200+ games ... helped Crusaders to win over Elmhurst Feb. 14 at Warhawk Classic with 235 game as Valpo earned the event title ... also finished third at UW-Whitewater with 205 average, earning All-Tournament accolades.

2008-2009 [UCM]: Ranked fourth on the Jennies as a freshman, posting a 189 average ... helped Central Missouri to a runner-up finish at 2009 NCAA Championship ... named to All-Tournament Team at Morgan State Invitational.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Hawks ... won the Denny’s High School All-American Challenge in April of 2008 ... posted top-20 finishes individually at state tournament in each of her four years, including a fifth-place finish as a freshman ... a two-time All-State honoree ... won Pepsi Illinois State Tournament in 2007 and 2008 ... finished fifth at Pepsi Nationals in 2007 ... took fourth place at USBC Youth Open Championship in 2007 ... bowled a perfect 300 game on Jan. 12, 2006 ... holds state record for high three-game series of 802, set Dec. 9, 2005 ... helped Hawks to top-five state finishes all four years, including the team championship as a sophomore ... team won sectional title three times and conference title all four years ... a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Natalie is the daughter of Joe and Angie Cortese ... major is graphic design with a minor in Spanish ... has earned Presidential academic honors during her time at Valpo ... born April 19, 1990.

 

M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana