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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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Section 9 All-Academic Team (Football)... Honor Roll.
Letter Winner: Football, Track, and Wrestling.
|Alex Jameison||Midfield||6-1||165||Junior||Rhinebeck, NY|
All-State (2 times)... Team Captain (2 times).
|Tyson Svoboda||Attack/Mid.||6-0||160||Freshman||Omaha, Neb.|
Regional Championship - Soccer
Letter Winner: Soccer and Wrestling.
|Colin Grever||Midfield||5-10||150||Freshman||Grayslake, Ill.|
Second Team All-Tournament - Soccer.
|Joaquin Cruz||Midfield||5-7||165||Freshman||Dededo, Guam|
|Connor Kern||Defense||6-1||200||Sophomore||Pleasant Prairie, Wis.|
Team Captain Lacrosse and Football... School Record for saves.
Letter Winner: Lacrosse, Basketball, and Football.
|Deroulo Cadet||Goalie||5-9||175||Freshman||Hoffman Estates, Ill.|
|Jonas Steinborn||Defense||5-10||220||Junior||Cambria, Wis.|
All-District (Soccer)... All-Conference (Soccer)... All-Conference (Swimming)... Conference Track winner.
Letter Winner: Soccer & Track.
|Isaac Hernandez||Midfield||5-10||170||Sophomore||St. Joseph, Mich.|
|Andrew Poncer||Midfield||6-1||210||Junior||Crestwood, Ill.|
Team Captain - Lacrosse...
Letter Winner: Lacrosse and Hockey.
|Javez Vargas||Defense||5-9||180||Freshman||Homewood, Ill.|
Team MVP... Honor Roll.
|Eric Frank||Attack||5-10||170||Sophomore||Greenfield, Wis.|
|Nathan Pomorin||Midfield||6-1||230||Junior||Antioch, Ill.|
Team Captain... Honor Roll.
Letter Winner: Lacrosse and Football.
|Josh Berey-Wingate||Midfield||5-8||200||Freshman||Homewood, Ill.|
|Louis Levine||Attack||5-10||210||Freshman||Deerfield, Ill.|
|Chad Whitford||Midfield||5-10||175||Sophomore||Granite City, Ill.|
All-Conference (Junior & Senior)... Deans List (Junior).
|Brandon Smoot||Attack||5-10||155||Sophomore||Evergreen, Colo.|
|Efrain Rodriguez||Defense||6-0||220||Freshman||Lakevilla, Ill.|
|February 19, 2014||at Hendrix College||Conway, Ark.||L, 4-24|
|February 20, 2014||at Rhodes College||Memphis, Tenn.||L, 0-20|
|February 23, 2014||at Fontbonne University||St. Louis, Mo.||L, 4-13|
|March 1, 2014||at Concordia University (Wis.)||Mequon, Wis.||L, 2-23|
|March 8, 2014||at Milwaukee School of Engineering||Milwaukee, Wis.||Postponed to 4/19|
|March 12, 2014||at Augustana College||Rock Island, Ill.||L, 1-20|
|March 26, 2014||at Olivet College||Olivet, Mich.||L, 1-19|
|March 29, 2014||at Hope College||Holland, Mich.||L, 2-27|
|April 6, 2014||vs. Rockhurst University (at Valley Southwoods HS)||Des Moines, Iowa||L, 4-17|
|April 9, 2014||vs. Beloit College||Dubuque, Iowa||L, 4-31|
|April 11, 2014||at Illinois Wesleyan University||Bloomington, Ill.||L, 2-21|
|April 12, 2014||vs. Carthage College (at Illinois Wesleyan)||Bloomington, Ill.||L, 1-32|
|April 19, 2014||at Milwaukee School of Engineering||Milwaukee, Wis.||L, 0-16|
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.
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
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- 2011-12 Lacrosse
2011-12 Lacrosse Season
The University of Dubuque announced the appointment of Jake Olsen as head men's lacrosse coach for the Spartans on December 23, 2011. Olsen will lead the Spartans in their inaugural season of Lacrosse in 2014. There are currently 179 Division III Men's Lacrosse teams and 206 Division III Women's Lacrosse teams competing in the NCAA. UD will compete as a club team in the Spring of 2013.