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Women's Basketball

The University of Dubuque Spartans women’s basketball first competed in the early 1900s, but the Iowa Conference officially began sponsoring the sport in 1982-83. Current head coach Mark Noll joined the Spartans in 2007. He is the 11th coach in the program’s history and has since become the all-time wins leader for the Spartans.

UD has consistently qualified for the IIAC women’s basketball tournament, missing it just once in past five seasons and setting a new school record of 10 wins in the IIAC in 2012 and 20 season wins in 2013. The Spartans have had 39 All-Iowa Conference Performers and over 30 Academic All-Iowa Conference honorees since 1982-83. UD runs an up-tempo offense while adding staunch defensive pressure.

 

 

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Kotas & Goetz Named All-Iowa Conference

University of Dubuque Women's Basetball student-athletes Jenna Kotas and Jessica Goetz each earned All-Iowa Conference (IIAC) honors as voted by the leagues coaches. Kotas was named to the First Team while Goetz earned Second Team recognition. The Spartans finished the season with an overall record of 17-9 and tied for second place in the IIAC at 10-4. The second place finish was the best in the programs history.

Spartans Upset in IIAC Tourney

The University of Dubuque Women's Basketball team was upset in the First Round of the Iowa Conference Tournament. The Spartans 63-59 loss to Buena Vista on Tuesday night proved the old saying that the hardest thing in sports to do is beat a team three times in a season. Jenna Kotas recorded a double-double, scoring 19 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. UD finishes the year with a 17-9 overall record.

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Roster

Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Abbey Meyer 5-2 Freshman Bernard, Iowa
2 Maria Miller Forward 5-10 Junior Frederic, Wis.
3 Meggie Schmidt Guard 5-7 Senior Edgerton, Wis.
4 Molly Richardson Guard 5-5 Junior Marengo, Ill.
5 Kara Enos 5-7 Freshman Strum, Wis.
11 Allie Biermeier 6-0 Freshman Eau Claire, Wis.
12 Braana Steen 5-11 Freshman Colfax, Wis.
13 Kristina Bozickovic 5-4 Freshman Moline, Ill.
15 Brittany Collier Guard 5-4 Senior Oswego, Ill.
21 Abigail Willis 5-11 Freshman DeWitt, Iowa
22 Jessica Goetz Guard 5-9 Senior Sussex, Wis.
23 Emily Brinker Guard 5-11 Sophomore Baraboo, Wis.
24 Jessie Kirkwood Guard 5-8 Junior Hudson, Wis.
25 Devin Glenski Guard 5-2 Sophomore Cedar Rapids, Iowa
30 Sawyer Lay 5-8 Freshman McHenry, Ill.
31 Jenna Kotas Forward 5-11 Senior Tinley Park, Ill.
33 Erin Morrisey 5-11 Freshman Moline, Ill.
35 Hannah Jensen 5-9 Freshman Menomonie, Wis.
41 Brittani Graves Forward 5-10 Junior Dubuque, Iowa
42 Daneshia Snitker Forward 5-8 Sophomore Waukon, Iowa
44 Kayla Springer Forward 5-9 Senior Altoona, Wis.

Schedule

2014-15 Schedule

Nov. 15

UD Tournament (Edgewood)

Dubuque, Iowa

5:00 p.m.

Nov. 15

Loras Vs. UW-P

Dubuque, Iowa

7:00 p.m.

Nov. 16

Loras Vs. Platteville

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

Nov. 16

UD Tournament (UW-P)

Dubuque, Iowa

3:00 p.m.

Nov. 19

Vs. UW-La Crosse

Dubuque, Iowa

6:00 p.m.

Nov. 29-30

at UW-Stout Thanksgiving Turkey Shootout

 

 

 

UD, UW-Stout, Gustavus Adolphus, St. Scholastica

 

 

Nov. 29

Vs. Gustavus Adolphus

Menomonie, Wis.

1:00 p.m.

Nov. 30

Vs. Consolation/Championship

Menomonie, Wis.

11 a.m./3:00 p.m.

Dec. 05

Vs. North Park College

Dubuque, Iowa

7:00 p.m.

Dec. 12

at Wheaton College

Wheaton, Ill.

5:00 p.m.

Dec. 19

at North Central College

Naperville, Ill.

7:00 p.m.

Dec. 29-30

Wisconsin Dells Tournament

 

 

Dec. 29

Vs. UW-Whitewater

Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

3:30 p.m.

Dec. 30

Vs. UW-La Crosse

Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

3:30 p.m.

Jan. 02

Vs. St. Scholastica

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

Jan. 07

Vs. Central College

Dubuque, Iowa

6:00 p.m.

Jan. 10

Vs. Wartburg College

Dubuque, Iowa

2:00 p.m.

Jan. 14

at Luther College

Decorah, Iowa

6:00 p.m.

Jan. 17

at Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, Iowa

2:00 p.m.

Jan. 21

Vs. Loras College

Dubuque, Iowa

6:00 p.m.

Jan. 24

Vs. Simpson College

Dubuque, Iowa

4:00 p.m.

Jan. 28

at Coe College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

6:00 p.m.

Jan. 31

at Loras

Dubuque, Iowa

2:00 p.m.

Feb. 04

at Central College

Pella, Iowa

6:00 p.m.

Feb. 07

Vs. Coe College

Dubuque, Iowa

2:00 p.m.

Feb. 11

at Simpson College

Indianola, Iowa

6:00 p.m.

Feb. 14

at Wartburg College

Waverly, Iowa

2:00 p.m.

Feb. 18

Vs. Buena Vista University

Dubuque, Iowa

6:00 p.m.

Feb. 21

Vs. Luther College

Dubuque, Iowa

2:00 p.m.

Feb. 24

IIAC Tournament First Round

TBA

TBA

Feb. 26

IIAC Tournament Semifinals

TBA

TBA

Feb. 28

IIAC Championship

TBA

TBA

 

 

Season Statistics

Coaches

University of Dubuque Women's Basketball Coaches Profile
Mark Noll
Mark Noll
Head Women's Basketball Coach

BA, UW-Stout



Email: mnoll@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3279
Fax: (563) 589-3425
Office Location: 312 Stoltz Athletic Center
Biography - Click to close

Mark W. Noll was named Head Women's Basketball Coach on May 1, 2007.

Noll, a native of Colfax, Wis. is a 2000 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wis., where he has was assistant women's basketball coach for seven seasons. He has 17 years of coaching experience at all levels including collegiate, AAU and youth levels. He was a significant presence in the recent success at UW-Stout women's basketball program which included three consecutive Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) basketball championships, WIAC tournament championships, and two "Sweet 16" finishes in the NCAA Division III National Championships. The women's team at Stout had been among the record attendance leaders for the past five seasons among Division III programs.

The Spartans set a school record for overall wins with 20 during the 2012-13 season and Iowa Conference wins record with 10 in 2011-12 & 2013-14. In seven season as head coach, Noll has coached 10 All-Iowa Conference selections (5 - First Team, 5 - Second Team, and 7 - Honorable Mention).

Mark Noll's background also includes extensive experience as basketball coach, personal instructor and club promoter for the Wisconsin Amateur Athletic Union from 1989-2002. He assisted in every facet of running the nationally known Great Lakes Shootout Basketball Series. He coached AAU teams to the national level with numerous Top-8 finishes at the National Championships and Junior Olympics.

He has coached over 100 players who went on to receive college scholarships, two Big Ten Freshman of the Year, two NCAA Kodak All-Americans, the top-3 all-time leading scorers in high school for the state of Wisconsin, two USA Basketball Team members, and three WNBA players.

 
Women's Basketball Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque
Year Overall IIAC
 
2007-08 14-13 7-9 5th place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2008-09 9-16 5-11 7th place  
2009-10 15-11 9-7 5th place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2010-11 11-16 7-9 6th place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2011-12 15-11 10-6 3rd place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2012-13 20-8 8-6 3rd place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2013-14 17-9 10-4  2nd place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
  TOTAL     101-84    56-52 
Spartans All-Time Wins Leader

Kelsey Steinhagen
Kelsey Steinhagen
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

BA, Apparel Design and Development, UW-Stout

Email: KSteinhagen@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3415
Office Location: 405 Stoltz Sports Center
Biography - Click to close

Kelsey (Duoss) Steinhagen joined the University of Dubuque in September of 2013 as the Women’s Assistant Basketball Coach. Steinhagen spent the past three years coaching at Concordia University- Texas. Her primarily responsibility was the training and development of the Tornado post players, which helped the program register three winning seasons, set school records for overall wins (23) and league wins (18) and captured its first American Southwest Conference Tournament title and West Division crown. In addition, the team also received votes in the national polls and became the first women's sport at the school to appear in an NCAA Tournament in 2011-12.

Prior to her arrival at Concordia, Steinhagen spent one year as an assistant coach at Menomonie High School in Wisconsin. She served as the varsity girls assistant and head junior varsity girls coach, working specifically with the post players while also assisting with scouting reports and film breakdown. The Menomonie varsity squad had its best record in six seasons.

 Steinhagen, who won a state championship on the scholastic level, earned three letters at UW-Stout and put the program on the map after transferring from Division-1 University of Illinois at Chicago. She was named to the D3hoops.com All-Decade Third Team as a center after being named a two-time Kodak First-Team All-American and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Player of the Year twice. In addition, Steinhagen was a WIAC all-defensive team pick and all-conference honoree all three years. She finished her career ranked second all-time in WIAC history with 258 career blocked shots, while her 1,413 career points and 750 rebounds rank second all-time in the UW-Stout program annals. While at UW-Stout, the team compiled a 69-21 record, won three WIAC regular season and tournament titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, including the Sweet 16 twice. 

After completing her All-American collegiate career, Steinhagen became the first UW-Stout female basketball student-athlete to compete professionally when she played for the Dandenong Rangers of the Women’s National Basketball League in Australia. On February 29, 2012, she was one of only 16 players named to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) All-Time Women's Basketball Team as part of the league’s centennial celebration. She recently had her No. 40 jersey retired by UW-Stout on February 21, 2009. 

A native of Clinton, Wisconsin, Steinhagen graduated from UW-Stout in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in apparel design and development while carrying minors in business administration and human resources. She is married to Chet Steinhagen.  


Mollie Whiting
Mollie Whiting
Graduate Assistant Women's Basketball

BA, Health, Wellness & Recreation - University of Dubuque

Email: mwhiting@dbq.edu 
Biography - Click to close

Mollie Whiting begins her first season as a graduate assistant coach with the Spartans in 2013. Whiting will serve as an assistant while pursuing her MBA in the University of Dubuque’s Masters Program.

Before joining the Spartans coaching staff she studied for four years at UD, graduating in May 2013 with her undergrad in Health Wellness and Recreation with a Coaching Endorsement. Whiting played Basketball all four years for the Spartans, serving as team captain for two years. She graduated with 3.71 GPA and was named Academic All-Iowa Conference three times. She was an active member of the SAAC organization for four years.  

On the court, Whiting averaged 27.0 points per game in IIAC play as a senior which was the 6th highest scoring average in IIAC History and the highest in the last 18 years. Her post season honors included; First Team All-West Region, Honorable Mention D3hoops.com All-American (Top 25 Players in the Nation), Honorable Mention WBCA All-American, and IIAC All Conference as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. She is the all-time leading scorer in UD Women’s Basketball history with 1,737 points.

Whiting hopes to pursue a coaching career at the collegiate level after graduating with her masters. 


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