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The University of Dubuque men’s lacrosse team is a new program recently launched as a varsity sport, and began intercollegiate competition in the spring of 2014. Lacrosse is a relatively new sport in the Midwest, we encourage you to join and help establish the Spartans as a winning lacrosse team. As an experienced lacrosse player, you will make an immediate impact.

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 into this rigorous, challenging sport of Native American origin.

The Spartans will join the CCIW conference for men's lacrosse in 2015.


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Simmons Named Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach

The University of Dubuque has named Tyler Simmons as Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach. Simmons has been part of the Spartans football staff for three seasons and first as a graduate assistant. Simmons served as the linebackers coach in 2013 after being an assistant linebacker coach the previous two seasons.

UD Lacrosse Set to Join CCIW in 2015

The University of Dubuque Men's and Women's Lacrosse teams have been announced as the newest members of the College Conferences of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW). The Spartans will be associate members of the league beginning in 2014-15.

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
2 Alex Jameison Midfield 6-1 165 Junior Rhinebeck, NY
4 Tyson Svoboda Attack/Mid. 6-0 160 Freshman Omaha, Neb.
6 Colin Grever Midfield 5-10 150 Freshman Grayslake, Ill.
10 Joaquin Cruz Midfield 5-7 165 Freshman Dededo, Guam
11 Connor Kern Defense 6-1 200 Sophomore Pleasant Prairie, Wis.
12 Deroulo Cadet Goalie 5-9 175 Freshman Hoffman Estates, Ill.
13 Jonas Steinborn Defense 5-10 220 Junior Cambria, Wis.
15 Isaac Hernandez Midfield 5-10 170 Sophomore St. Joseph, Mich.
17 Andrew Poncer Midfield 6-1 210 Junior Crestwood, Ill.
18 Javez Vargas Defense 5-9 180 Freshman Homewood, Ill.
19 Eric Frank Attack 5-10 170 Sophomore Greenfield, Wis.
21 Nathan Pomorin Midfield 6-1 230 Junior Antioch, Ill.
23 Josh Berey-Wingate Midfield 5-8 200 Freshman Homewood, Ill.
24 Louis Levine Attack 5-10 210 Freshman Deerfield, Ill.
25 Chad Whitford Midfield 5-10 175 Sophomore Granite City, Ill.
26 Brandon Smoot Attack 5-10 155 Sophomore Evergreen, Colo.
29 Efrain Rodriguez Defense 6-0 220 Freshman Lakevilla, Ill.


Feb. 21

at Rockhurst College

Des Moines, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

Feb. 25

at Cornell College

Mt. Vernon, Iowa

6:00 p.m.

Feb. 27

vs. Hendrix College

Dubuque, Iowa

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 28

vs. Concordia (WI)

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

Mar. 04

at Calvin College

Elmhurst, Ill.


Mar. 07

vs. Hope College

Dubuque, Iowa

3:00 p.m.

Mar. 11

at Milwaukee School of Eng.

Milwaukee, Wis.


Mar. 21

at Defiance College

Defiance, Ohio

3:00 p.m.

Mar. 25

at Carthage College

Carthage, Wis.

6:00 p.m.

Mar. 28

at Carroll University

Waukesha, Wis.

1:00 p.m.

Apr. 03

vs. Augustana College

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

Apr. 11

vs. Milwaukee School of Eng.

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

Apr. 15

vs. Illinois Wesleyan Univ.

Dubuque, Iowa

7:00 p.m.

Apr. 18

at Beloit College

Beloit, Wis.

1:00 p.m.

Apr. 25

at Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, Ill.

1:00 p.m.

Season Statistics


University of Dubuque Men's Lacrosse Coaches Profile
Tyler Simmons
Tyler Simmons
Head Men's Lacrosse Coach; Assistant Football Coach, Linebackers

BS, Education, University of Dubuque

Office Phone: (563) 589-3428
Office Location: 230 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to close

Tyler Simmons begins his fourth season with the Spartans and second as a graduate assistant. Simmons has been the linebackers coach since 2013 after being an assistant linebacker coach the previous two seasons.

Before joining the Spartans he worked Lisle Senior High School in Lisle, Ill. Simmons served as the JV offensive and defensive line coach, freshman offensive coordinator, and varsity assistant working with the offense in 2008, 2009 and the defense in 2010. Prior to Lisle, he was the sophomore linebacker coach at Naperville Central High School in Naperville, Ill. in 2007 and freshman offensive line and linebacker coach at Hempstead High School in Dubuque, Iowa in 2006.

An alumnus of UD, Simmons played linebacker and center for the Spartans from 2002-2005 and graduated in 2006 with a degree in education. He earned two varsity letters and was named Academic All-Iowa Conference twice.

A native of Albia, Iowa, he graduated from Albia Community High School in 2002 where he was a three-year letter winner in football earning All-District, Academic All-District, and Ottumwa Courier All-Region Honors.

Simmons is also the head coach of the men's lacrosse team which completed their inaugural season in the spring of 2014. UD will compete in the CCIW conference in 2015.

Simmons and his wife Kelly reside in East Dubuque, Ill.

John DeTurris
John DeTurris
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach



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  • 2011-12 Lacrosse