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Men's Lacrosse

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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Goalkeeper Kyle Mullins Becomes First Spartan Named All-CCIW

Freshman goalkeeper, Kyle Mullins, garnered second team All-CCIW (College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin) honors after leading the conference and the University of Dubuque men's lacrosse team with 85 total saves in five CCIW games.

Men's Lacrosse Drops Pivotal Season Finale to Bluejays

With a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin tournament berth on the line, the University of Dubuque men's lacrosse team couldn't hold on to a 2-1 lead and fall to Elmhurst (Ill.), 20-4, on Saturday afternoon.

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
2 Andrew Triantos Midfield/Attack 6-0 180 Senior Bartlett, Ill.
3 Icle Freeland Attack 5-9 170 Junior Poplar Grove, Ill.
4 Tyson Svoboda Attack 6-0 160 Sophomore Omaha, Neb.
5 Colin Grever Midfield 5-10 150 Sophomore Grayslake, Ill.
9 Grant Coffas Defender 5-10 212 Sophomore Dubuque, Iowa
11 Connor Kern Defender 6-1 200 Junior Pleasant Prairie, Wis.
12 Dante Victum Defender 5-6 225 Freshman Dixon, Ill.
13 Joshua Cramer Midfield 5-8 150 Freshman Lake Villa
17 Andrew Poncer Midfield 6-1 210 Senior Crestwood, Ill.
14 Mike Utley Defender 6-1 265 Freshman West Dundee, Ill.
21 Andrew Mayfield Defender 6-3 290 Freshman Columbia, S.C.
22 Britton Harris Attack 6-1 150 Sophomore Duluth, Minn.
23 Josh Berey-Wingate Midfield 5-8 200 Sophomore Homewood, Ill.
25 Brandon Jagitsch Midfield 5-11 200 Freshman Dixon, Ill.
28 Collin Perry Defender 6-0 220 Freshman Grayslake, Ill.
29 Efrain Rodriguez Defender/LSM 6-0 220 Sophomore Lakevilla, Ill.
30 Kyle Mullins Goalkeeper 6-1 220 Freshman Lakewood, Colo.


2015 Schedule
Record (2-10, 1-4 CCIW)

Feb. 21

at Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Mo.

L, 4-17

Feb. 24

at Cornell College

Mt. Vernon, Iowa

L, 3-19

Mar. 07

vs. Hope College (Mich.)

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 5-17

Mar. 11

at Calvin College (Mich.)

Elmhurst, Ill.

L, 8-9

Mar. 21

at Defiance College (Ohio)

Defiance, Ohio

W, 8-4

Mar. 25

at Carthage College*

Carthage, Wis.

L, 3-16

Mar. 28

at Carroll University*

Waukesha, Wis.

W, 12-4

Apr. 03

vs. Augustana College*

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 1-22

Apr. 11

vs. Milwaukee School of Eng.

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 2-16

Apr. 15

vs. Illinois Wesleyan Univ.*

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 3-23

Apr. 18

at Beloit College

Beloit, Wis.

L, 2-22

Apr. 25

at Elmhurst College*

Elmhurst, Ill.

L, 4-20

*College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) game

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 Read

Tyler Simmons begins his fifth season with the Spartans after two years as a graduate assistant. Simmons has been the linebackers coach since 2013 after being an assistant linebacker coach the previous two seasons. He has been the head coach of the men's lacrosse team for the last two seasons and is the only coach in school history. 

Simmons has coached two All-Iowa Conference linebackers in Blaine Snitker (1st team in 2013 and 2014) and Trevor Stauner (2nd team in 2014). Simmons also contributed to the second-best pass efficiency defense (111.1) during the seven-game 2014 IIAC season. In 2013, the Spartans had the second-best rushing defense and second-best overall defense in the IIAC and scored 11 touchdowns with 18 sacks in seven IIAC games. The stout defense helped UD finish tied for the IIAC's best turnover margin of +5. 

In lacrosse, Simmons led the team to their first-ever win and first All-CCIW performer in school history during the 2014-15 season, their first of CCIW affiliation. The Spartans defeated Defiance (Ohio), 8-4, on March 21.

Before joining the Spartans he worked at 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 and his wife Kelly reside in East Dubuque, Ill.

Men's Lacrosse Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque 
 Year Overall   CCIW    
 2014 0-12 Unaffiliated      --  
 2015 2-10 1-4  5th Place
  Total    2-22         1-4     Only Coach in UD Men's Lacrosse History



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