Women's Lacrosse

The University of Dubuque Women’s Lacrosse team, recently added as a varsity sport, began intercollegiate competition in the spring of 2013. Lacrosse is a relatively new sport in the Midwest, we encourage you to join and help establish the Spartans as a winning lacrosse team.

We welcome those who are new to the sport to step out and see what this high-paced game is all about. Expand your experiences and come see lacrosse which combines the discipline of many sports.

The Spartans competed in the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) in the Spring of 2014 before joining the Conference Colleges of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) in 2015. Current CCIW teams include Augustana College, Carthage College, North Central College, Elmhurst College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Carroll University, and in 2018 the University of Chicago will join.


Tjaarda and Carlson Earn CCIW All-Conference

May 1, 2018

Breann Tjaarda and Claire Carlson of the University of Dubuque women’s lacrosse team picked up CCIW postseason honors. Tjaarda was named first team all-conference, while Carlson was selected second team all-conference.

Women's Lacrosse Closes Season with Loss

Apr 28, 2018

The University of Dubuque women’s lacrosse team closed the 2018 season at home against Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon, falling 20-4.

View All Women's Lacrosse News

Upcoming Events

Women's Lacrosse

Feb 23, 2019 | 3:00 PM — 5:00 PM | Dubuque, Iowa

vs. Beloit College

Women's Lacrosse

Feb 27, 2019 | 3:00 PM — 6:00 PM | Davenport, Iowa

at St. Ambrose

View All Women's Lacrosse Events

Become a Spartan!

If you're interested in playing women's lacrosse at the University of Dubuque, complete the prospect form, and a coach will be in touch.

Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
4 Sara Rose Attack Senior Mukwanogo, Wis./
8 Carolyn Clemens Midfield Junior Lindenhurst, N.Y.
9 Lindsey Fernandez Defense 5-5 Junior Berwyn, Ill.
10 Kori King Midfield 5-7 Sophomore Winfield, Ill.
13 Lyndy Holdt Defense/Attack Sophomore Davenport, Iowa
14 Brooke Jones Midfield Senior Sun Prairie, Wis.
16 Kristen Lancaster Attack Sophomore Milwaukee, Wis.
18 Julianne Galante Attack 5-4 Junior Tinley Park, Ill.
21 Vanessa Fortney Defense/Attack Jr. Janesville, Wis.
24/0 Gemma Keegan Attack/Defense/Goalie 5-10 Junior Oswego, Ill.
25 Lydia Kleckner Defense 5-11 Sophomore Decorah, Iowa
26 Lizzie Kelley Midfield Senior Sugar Grove, Ill.
28 Kiera Donovan Attack Junior Naperville, Ill.
30 Erykah Ames Defense Freshman Chadwick, Ill.
31 Kaley Weir Goalie 5-3 Senior Johns Creek, Ga.

University of Dubuque Spartans 2019 Women's Lacrosse Schedule

Feb. 23

vs. Beloit College

Dubuque, IA

3 p.m.

Feb. 27

at St. Ambrose University

Davenport, IA

3 p.m.

Mar. 2

vs. Albion College

Dubuque, IA

1 p.m.

Mar. 5

at Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA

5 p.m.

Mar. 8

vs. Clarke University

Dubuque, IA

5 p.m.

Mar. 9

at University of Northwestern

St. Paul, MN

6 p.m.

Mar. 10

at Augsburg University

Minneapolis, MN

2 p.m.

Mar. 30

vs. North Central College

Dubuque, IA

3 p.m.

Apr. 3

vs. Loras College

Dubuque, IA

5 p.m.

Apr. 6

vs. Carthage College

Dubuque, IA

3 p.m.

Apr. 8

at Missouri Baptist University

St. Louis, MO.

1 p.m.

Apr. 10

at Carroll University

Waukesha, WI

7 p.m.

Apr. 13

at Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, IL

1 p.m.

Apr. 17

vs. Augustana College (SR Day)

Dubuque, IA

5 p.m.

Apr. 20

at University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

2 p.m.

Apr. 23

at UW-River Falls

River Falls, WI

4 p.m.

Apr. 27

at Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL

1 p.m.

May 1

CCIW Tournament



May 4

CCIW Tournament



Bridget Schirmers
Bridget Schirmers
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach

BS, University of Dubuque

Office Phone: 563.589.3566
E-mail: BSchirmers@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 229 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to Open

Bridget Schirmers was named the head coach for the women’s lacrosse team in 2018. She most recently was assistant coach and Student Athlete Advisory Committee Staff Advisor at Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, Ind. While at Indiana Tech, the squad won the regular season conference tournament and attended the NAIA National Invitation where they placed second in the nation for NAIA lacrosse. 

A native of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Schirmers was a standout on the field at the University of Dubuque, where she left as the career record holder for goals (132), points (165), shots (301), games played (58) and games started (56). She was named to the Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) All-Academic and All-Conference Team in 2015. Schirmers was a four-year letter winner for the Spartans and a two-time captain.? ?After graduation, she spent the 2016-17 academic year as an assistant coach at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, where she helped the team to a 4-7 record and a berth in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Tournament.

Schirmers is a 2016 graduate of the University of Dubuque and holds bachelor's degree in wellness and exercise science and is working on a master’s degree in organizational leadership and management at Indiana Institute of Technology with an expected completion in May of 2019.

Past Seasons

Select a season for historical information and statistics 

2018 Record Book