The University of Dubuque softball team recently renovated the softball field. The Spartans added brick dugouts, permanent seating for fans and a new scoreboard around a hillside which provides plenty of viewing options.

The Spartans have become one of the toughest teams to beat, taking away wins from top-ranked teams every year. Each spring the team travels south over spring break to face competition from teams at colleges across the United States with trips to Florida or Arizona.


2018-19 UD Softball Camp Announced

Aug 23, 2018

Head Softball Coach Jeff Lamb has announced the 2018 fall softball camp which will be held on Friday, Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 on campus. The camp will cost $50 per person and will have 25 spots for 2019 graduates. Cost does include meals and admission to the Spartan football game on Sept. 22.

Spartans Announce Lamb as Softball Coach

Jul 30, 2018

The University of Dubuque’s Athletic Director, Dan Runkle, has announced the appointment of Jeff Lamb as head softball coach for the Spartans.

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
2 Morgan Turnmire OF/INF 5-8 Sophomore Moline, Ill.
4 Taylor Allard UTL 5-5 Sophomore Lake Mills, Wis
11 Gabby Marchese OF 5-4 Junior Waukesha, Wis.
13 Brandy Heraty INF 5-5 Senior Hainesville, Ill.
14 Makenzie Kopp P/INF 5-7 Freshman Waunakee, Wis.
15 Jessica Puccinelli C/OF 5-7 Sophomore Lake Zurich, Ill.
17 Ann Braithwaite INF 5-3 Sophomore Madison, Wis.
20 Hailey Wang OF 5-4 Sophomore Elkhorn, Wis.
22 Cassandra Zaves INF 5-6 Sophomore Menasha, Wis.
26 Taylor Kurtz P/INF 5-9 Senior Kalona, Iowa
27 Morgan Jakel INF 5-7 Junior Scales Mound, Ill.
Chelsea Benbenek 5-3 Junior Johnsburg, Ill.
Malyssa Daletski 5-3 Freshman Shorewood, Ill.
Rachel Trader 5-7 Freshman Morris, Ill.
Jessica Coyle 5-9 Freshman Alsip, Ill.
Brooke Goodman 5-6 Freshman North Liberty, Iowa
Kaylin Featheringill 5-8 Junior Fort Madison, Iowa
Kayla Breunig 5-5 Freshman Mazomanie, Wis.
Alyssa Klawitter 5-6 Freshman Frankfort, Ill.
Deanna Origer 5-6 Freshman Algonquin, Ill.
Cailyn Pienschke 5-7 Freshman Huntley, Ill.
Lauren Cramer 5-5 Junior Dakota, Ill.
Kylee Biedermann 5-3 Sophomore Bellevue, Iowa
Fina Jrolf 5-6 Freshman Dousman, Wis.
Cameryn Cox 5-2 Freshman Seward, Ill.
Dharma Heidenreich 5-4 Freshman Warren, Ill.
Kaitlyn Fuchs 5-6 Freshman Sheridan, Ill.
Abby McBee 5-4 Freshman Norwalk, Iowa
Isabella Johnson 5-4 Freshman Hudsonville, Wis.
Allison Yager 5-9 Freshman Geneseo, Ill.
Jocelyn Caballa Freshman Independence, Iowa
McKenna Michels 5-8 Freshman Bellevue, Iowa
Karsen Elgas 5-3 Freshman Milan, Ill.
Marissa Nurnberg 5-2 Freshman Lake Geneva, Wis.
Alexis Schmidt 5-3 Sophomore West Point, Iowa
Brianna Negrete McGinley 5-3 Freshman Round Lake, Ill.
Alyssa Grueneberg 5-6 Freshman Muskego, Wis.
Madeline Peters 5-3 Freshman Charles City, Iowa

2018 Schedule


Mar. 3-4

at Rochester Dome Tourney

Rochester, MN


Mar. 3

at Beloit College

Rochester, MN

W, 12-3

Mar. 3

at Northwestern University

Rochester, MN

L, 8-3

Mar. 4

at Knox College

Rochester, MN

W, 7-4

Mar. 4

at Lake Forest College

Rochester, MN

L, 7-0

Mar. 11-17

at 2018 Tucson Invitational

Tucson, Ariz.


Mar. 11

at Macalester College (Field 6)

Tucson, Ariz.

W, 10-8

Mar. 11

at Dickinson College (Field 6)

Tucson, Ariz.

L, 6-4

Mar. 12

at Hood College (F6)

Tucson, Ariz.

L, 10-2

Mar. 12

at Augsburg University (F6)

Tucson, Ariz.

L, 9-2

Mar. 13

at Stevens Inst. of Tech (F7)

Tucson, Ariz.

L, 7-6

Mar. 13

at Rochester Inst. of Tech (F5)

Tucson, Ariz.

L, 6-3

Mar. 14

Off Day



Mar. 15

at Dickinson College (F1)

Tucson, Ariz.

L, 5-3

Mar. 15

at Gustavus Adolphus Col. (F1)

Tucson, Ariz.

L, 12-6

Mar. 16

at UW-La Crosse (Field 7)

Tucson, Ariz.

L, 6-0

Mar. 16

at Gustavus Adolphus Col. (F8)

Tucson, Ariz.

W, 11-3

Mar. 23-25

at Augustana Invite

Rock Island, IL


Mar. 23

at Augustana College

Rock Island, IL

L, 9-0

Mar. 24

at Augustana College

Rock Island, IL

L, 7-6

Mar. 28

vs UW-La Crosse

Dubuque, IA

L, 2-1 (8)L, 6-2





Apr. 5

at Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA

L, 7-5L, 8-6

Apr. 7

at NE Wesleyan University*

Lincoln, NE,

L, 7-1, L, 14-2

Apr. 11

at Simpson College*

Indianola, IA

L, 5-1, W, 2-0

Apr. 12

at UW-Platteville

Platteville, WI

L, 6-0, L, 9-2

Apr. 14

at Wartburg College*

Waverly, IA

Postponed to 4/22

Apr. 15

vs. UW-Whitewater

Dubuque, IA


Apr. 17

vs. Coe College*

Dubuque, IA

Postponed to 4/24

Apr. 20

vs. Luther College*

Dubuque, IA

L 8-0, W 2-1

Apr. 21

vs. Loras College*

Dubuque, IA

L 8-0, L 7-6

Apr. 25

at Buena Vista University*

Storm Lake, IA

3:00 p.m.

Apr. 28

vs. Central College*

Dubuque, IA

1:00 p.m.

*Iowa Conference doubleheaders

Jeff Lamb
Jeff Lamb
Head Softball Coach

MS, Iowa State University
BS, West Chester University

Office Phone: 563.589.3683
Office Location: 217 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to Open

Jeff Lamb joined the University of Dubuque in July of 2018 and was named the 14th head softball coach in the school’s history.

He finished his five seasons as Clarke University head softball coach in Dubuque, Iowa with a 124-98 overall record. Lamb guided the Crusaders to 21 victories in his first season at Clarke (2014). A year later, Lamb's the Crusaders compiled a school-record 31 wins, posted a 15-9 record in Midwest Collegiate Conference play and qualified for the MCC Final Four. In 2017, his team broke the school record again with a 41-12 overall mark.

Lamb also coached Marshalltown Community College, Marshalltown, Iowa, where he served as the Tigers’ head softball coach for five years. During his stint at Marshalltown, Lamb’s teams set over 30 individual and team records. He served as the head softball coach at Marshalltown High School in 2012 and 2013. Lamb guided the 2012 Bobcats to the program's first state tournament appearance and coached the program’s first all-state player in over a decade.

Prior to taking the softball reins at Marshalltown, Lamb spent two seasons as the Tigers’ assistant baseball coach. He also served as a graduate assistant baseball coach at Georgia College and State University and as a volunteer assistant baseball coach at West Chester.

Lamb was a member of the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association Division II All-American Committee in 2013. He played two seasons of collegiate baseball at Marshalltown and was also a member of the baseball programs at Drexel University and West Chester University. He received his bachelor of science degree in professional studies from West Chester University, and his master of science degree in education from Iowa State University. The Fort Madison, Iowa, native resides in Dubuque with wife Rachel and their two children.

Jamie Deering
Jamie Deering
Assistant Softball Coach

BA, Clarke University

Office Phone: 563.589.3683
Office Location: 217 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to Open

Jamie Deering will begin her first year at University of Dubuque as the Assistant Softball Coach in 2018 – 2019.  She spent the summer of 2018 at Bellevue High School Coaching Freshman and Junior Varsity while assisting for Varsity. 

Jamie spent the last four years as a player at Clarke University where she played shortstop.  Her freshman year, she saw the win total jump ten games from the previous year and her junior year she helped the squad to a 41 win season while earning the Gold Glove award in the Heart of America Conference.  She graduated with a degree in communication.

Jamie also received the University’s Dr. LeRoy Walker Character award nomination her senior year.  The nomination is given to the student-athlete that best exemplifies character both on and off the field.  As a student, she also spent time in the marketing department, helping with social media, and in the admissions office, helping set up visits and recruit prospective student athletes. 

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