Women's Soccer

The University of Dubuque women’s soccer team is a model of consistency. The Spartans have qualified for the Iowa Conference Tournament 12 out the 14 years it’s been hosted, including eleven straight. UD won the IIAC Tournament Championship in 2009 and 2014 while claiming its first Iowa conference title in 2014.

The women’s team has 153 victories in 14 years of the varsity program wtih 59 wins in the Iowa Conference. UD has 55 All-Iowa Conference honorees including two MVP's, four Coach of the Year honors, eight All-Region, 65 Academic All-Iowa Conference, seven Academic All-Regions, and one Academic All-American selection.

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News

Trinco Adds NSCAA All-Region Second Team Honor

Dec 2, 2015

The University of Dubuque women's soccer defender and senior Kim Trinco, was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III All-North Region Second Team selection.

Lynn, Trinco, Three Others Named to Women's Soccer All-IIAC Team

Nov 10, 2015

The University of Dubuque women's soccer team was represented on the All-Iowa Conference teams as seniors Katie Lynn and Kim Trinco, were both named First Team All-Iowa Conference, and Emily Meeker, Kyleigh McLaughlin, and Lauren Cangelosi were also honored.

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Upcoming Events

Women's Soccer

Sep 1, 2016 | 7:00 PM — 6:00 PM | Dubuque, Iowa

Women's soccer vs. UW-La Crosse

Women's Soccer

Sep 3, 2016 | 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM | Aurora, Ill.

Women's soccer vs. UW-Oshkosh

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
00 Harleigh Lewis 5-9 Sophomore Okinawa, Japan
0 Megan Moll 5-6 Sophomore Middleton, Wis.
2 Jamie Spate Forward/Mid. 5-7 Senior Belvidere, Ill.
4 Ryann Abeyta 5-2 Senior Las Vegas, Nev.
5 Taylor Bettinger 5-4 Sophomore Plain, Wis.
6 Alora Esparza Midfielder 5-2 Senior Silvis, Ill.
8 Lexus Rose 5-2 Sophomore Plainfield, Ill.
11 Ashlyn Ptasienski Defender 5-6 Senior Stillman Valley, Ill.
12 Lauren Cangelosi 5-4 Sophomore Clarendon Hills, Ill.
14 Emily Meeker Midfielder 5-5 Junior Muscatine, Iowa
17 Shelby Nicholson Defender 5-3 Senior Wonder Lake, Ill.
19 Bailey Pipiras 5-9 Sophomore New Lenox, Ill.
20 Kyleigh McLaughlin Forward 5-7 Junior East Moline, Ill.
23 Jessica Fierce Midfielder 5-5 Senior Lansing, Ill.
24 Brianna Burkart Forward/Mid. 5-5 Senior Dubuque, Iowa
26 Elizabeth Kelley 5-3 Sophomore Sugar Grove, Ill.
27 Taryn Spisak Defender 5-9 Junior Crown Point, Ind.
99 Paige Dykstra 5-6 Sophomore Elgin, Ill.
1 Katie Silberstein Goalkeeper 5-6 Junior Solon, Iowa

Fall 2016 Schedule

Aug. 23

vs. Clarke Univ. (scrimmage)

Dubuque, IA

7:30 p.m.

Sept. 1

vs. UW-LaCrosse

Dubuque, IA

7:00 p.m.

Sept. 3

vs. UW-Oshkosh

Dubuque, IA

3:00 p.m.

Sept. 6

at Cornell College

Mt. Vernon, IA

4:30 p.m.

Sept. 9

at Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

6:00 p.m.

Sept. 11

vs, Marian Univ.

Dubuque, IA

1:00 p.m.

Sept. 16

at North Central College

Naperville, IL

7:00 p.m.

Sept. 18

at UW-Platteville

Platteville, WI

2:00 p.m.

Sept. 21

vs. Monmouth College

Dubuque, IA

7:00 p.m.

Sept. 24

at Buena Vista Univ.

Storm Lake, IA

5:30 p.m.

Sept. 28

vs. UW- Eau Claire

Dubuque, IA

7:00 p.m.

Oct. 1

at Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.

Lincoln, NE

1:00 p.m.

Oct. 5

vs. Loras College

Dubuque, IA

5:00 p.m.

Oct. 8

vs. Simpson College

Dubuque, IA

5:00 p.m.

Oct. 11

at Luther College

Decorah, IA

5:00 p.m.

Oct. 15

at Central College

Pella, IA

1:00 p.m.

Oct. 19

vs. Wartburg College

Dubuque, IA

5:00 p.m.

Oct. 25

vs. Coe College

Dubuque, IA

5:00 p.m.

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Fall 2015 Schedule

Fall Record: 10-7-2, 2-4-1 IIAC

Aug. 22

vs. Clarke (Scrimmage)

Dubuque, Iowa

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Sept. 1

vs. Carthage College

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 4-0

Sept. 4

at Chelsea Lloyd Memorial Tourney

Aurora University

 

 

vs. Aurora Univ.

Aurora, Ill.

L, 0-2

Sept. 6

at Chelsea Lloyd Memorial Tourney

Aurora University

 

 

vs. Adrian College

Aurora, Ill.

T, 0-0 (2 OT)

Sept. 9

at UW-La Crosse

La Crosse, Wis.

W, 1-0

Sept. 12

vs. Lawrence Univ.

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 1-0

Sept. 15

at Monmouth College

Monmouth, Ill.

W, 2-1

Sept. 19

vs. North Park Univ.

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 2-1

Sept. 23

vs. Dominican Univ.

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 2-0

Sept. 26

vs. Wartburg College***

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 0-1

Sept. 29

vs. Cornell College

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 3-0

Oct. 3

at Simpson College***

Indianola, Iowa

W, 2-1

Oct. 7

vs. North Central (Ill.) College

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 1-0

Oct. 10

vs. Central College***

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 0-2

Oct. 14

at Luther College***

Decorah, Iowa

L, 2-3 (OT)

Oct. 17

vs. Buena Vista Univ.***

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 6-0

Oct. 20

at UW-Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wis.

L, 1-3

Oct. 24

at Coe College***

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

T, 2-2 (2 OT)

Oct. 27

vs. Loras College***

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 2-4

Oct. 31

IIAC Tournament First Round at Loras

Dubuque, Iowa (LOR)

L, 0-2

***IIAC opponents

Jason Berna
Jason Berna
Assistant Athletic Director; Head Women's Soccer Coach

MA, Loras College; Athletics Administration
BA, Loras College; Physical Education

Office Phone: 563.589.3786
E-mail: jberna@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 216 Mercer-Birmingham
Fax: 563.589.3425
Biography - Click to Open

Jason Berna joined the University of Dubuque in 2001. He started the men's and women's soccer programs in 2001 and was both the Men's and Women's Head Soccer coach for eight season before stepping down as the Men's Coach in 2008 to focus on leading women's program. Coach Berna led the Spartans to their first-ever regular season IIAC title and second IIAC Tournament title in school history during the 2014 season. The Spartans fell in the 2014 NCAA First Round in their second trip to the NCAA Tournament in school history.

In 2015, the Spartans reached their fourth consecutive, double-digit win season for the first time in school history after finishing 10-7-2. A trio of seniors left as the winningest class in school history with 53 wins. With two selections in 2015, it marked the seventh straight season Coach Berna has coached two or more First Team All-IIAC selections.

Berna's 2014 squad tied the school record with six All-IIAC selections. Its senior class compiled the second most wins (52) in school history. Senior Lauren Waddell became the only woman in school history to be named All-IIAC (2nd team or better) three times and was honored as UD's Female Senior of the Year for her four-year career accomplishments.

Berna has led the women's team to 12 straight conference tournament appearances and 13 out of 15 in the program's history. He was named IIAC Women's Coach of the year in 2005, 2009, 2012, and 2013. He led the men's team to two straight playoff appearances and reached the IIAC Tournament Championship semi-finals in his final year as the men's head coach. 

As the Women's Coach, he has coached: 52 All-Iowa Conference athletes (26-First Team/ 26-Second Team), 8 All-Region performers, 2 Conference MVP and 73 Academic All-Conference student-athletes. He has always pushed his teams to not only do well on the field, but in the class room. The women's program has received team academic awards from the NSCAA in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 for having above a 3.0 team GPA.

Berna graduated from Loras College in 2001 and played four years, was a three-time All-Iowa Conference selection, and three-year captain. He also trained and played in 1999 with the Des Menace PDL team for one summer before tearing his ACL for the second time. He was an assistant coach with his alma mater for one season with the men's and women's soccer programs before joining UD. Berna also serves as the Dubuque Soccer Club administrator and as an Iowa Olympic Development State Staff coach for the past five years.

Berna holds the highest coaching license offered by the United States Soccer Fedration, an "A" License as well as his NSCAA Goal Keeping License. He is also a state license instructor teaching the USSF "D" course on campus so students can obtain their beginning coaching license while attending UD.

Berna received a master's degree in Physical Education and Athletic Administration and an undergraduate degree in sports science from Loras College in 2001 and 1999. He and his wife Nicole reside in Dubuque with their children.

 
Women's Soccer Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque 
 Year Overall  IIAC     
 2001 4-12-1 2-7-0  8th Place   
 2002 10-8-1 4-4-1  6th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier 
 2003 8-10-0 3-5-0  4th Place   
 2004 10-9-1 3-4-1  5th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier 
 2005 12-6-2 5-2-1  3rd Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2006 9-10-0 3-5-0  4th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2007 13-5-2 4-3-1  4th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2008 9-8-3 4-3-1  5th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2009 15-6-1 6-2-0  2nd Place  *IIAC Tournament Champions; NCAA Tournament Qualifier 
 2010 11-8-2 6-2-0  3rd Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2011 9-8-1 4-3-1 5th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2012 11-7-2 4-2-1  3rd Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2013 16-5-0 5-2-0 2nd Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
 2014 16-5-1 6-1 1st Place *IIAC Regular Season and Tournament Champions
2015 10-7-2 2-4-1 6th Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
  Total    163-114-19    61-49-8     Only Coach in UD Women's Soccer History

Viktor Bergstrand
Viktor Bergstrand
Associate Head Men's Soccer Coach; Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

MBA, University of Dubuque; Business Administration
BS, Embry-Riddle University; Aviation Business

Office Phone: 563.589.3254
E-mail: vbergstrand@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 219 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to Open

Viktor Bergstrand joined the University of Dubuque Spartans in 2010 as the Assistant Soccer Coach. Bergstrand was later elevated to Associate Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach.

The women have compiled a 73-40-8, 27-14-3 Iowa Conference record that includes one regular season Iowa Conference title, one Iowa Conference Tournament Championships in 2014, and an Iowa Conference Tournament qualifier every year. After a 10-7-2 finish in 2015, the senior class went out as the winningest class in school history with 53 wins from 2012-15.

The men have posted a record of 63-37-8, 29-14-1 Iowa Conference in his tenure, including an Iowa Conference regular season championship in 2010 and an Iowa Conference Tournament qualifier every year. In 2015, the Spartans reached their first-ever IIAC title game after 5-2 finish in IIAC play.

A former goalkeeper himself, Bergstrand coached two-time, Second Team All-Iowa Conference selection and holder of seven school records, women's goalkeeper Tiffany Duncan from 2011-2014. In 2014, Duncan tallied 99 saves and a 0.81 goals against average for one of the best defensive teams in the country. The senior anchored a defense that captured the 2014 Iowa Conference regular season and tournament titles in qualifying for the 2014 NCAA Tournament for the second time in school history.

In 2014, men's junior goalkeeper, Riley Jensen, led the Iowa Conference in saves and became the first UD goalkeeper named to the First-Team All-Iowa Conference team. Jensen was also named Second Team All-Iowa Conference in 2015 and became the only UD goalkeeper in school history to be named All-IIAC twice.

Prior to UD, Bergstrand served as a 4-year starting Goalkeeper at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). Bergstrand helped the Eagles to three NAIA National Tournaments in four years, three regular season conference titles, and two conference tournament titles. Bergstrand was also a part of the team that was ranked #1 in the nation in 2006. During his four years at Embry-Riddle he collected numerous awards including All-American, All Region, All-Conference, and ESPN Magazine Awards.

Bergstrand, a native of Malmo, Sweden represented the Swedish U-15, U-16, and U-17 National Team. Bergstrand currently holds coaching licenses from both the USSF and NSCAA. Bergstrand is currently active in the Dubuque Soccer Club serving as the Director of Goalkeeping and as the Head Coach for the U11 and U12 DSC Boys team.

Bergstrand received his undergraduate degree in Aviation Business Administration at ERAU, and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Dubuque.


Alexandra Watkins
Alexandra Watkins
Graduate Assistant Women's Soccer

BA, University of Dubuque

Office Phone: 563.589.3553
E-mail: awatkins@dbq.edu 
Office Location: Mercer Birmingham
Fax: 563.589.3425
Biography - Click to Open

Alexandra Watkins joined the University of Dubuque Women's Soccer staff in June of 2015. She was a four year starter for the University of Dubuque from 2010-2014. She was named Most Valuable Offensive Player and made an all-conference team all four years. She served as a captain her senior year.

The former UD great helped coach five All-IIAC selections in 2015, including senior Katie Lynn, who led the IIAC in shots, assists, and game winners. 

Watkins earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Dubuque in 2014, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Dubuque.


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