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Women's Lacrosse

The University of Dubuque Women’s Lacrosse team, recently added as a varsity sport, began intercollegiate competition in the spring of 2013. Lacrosse is a relatively new sport in the Midwest, we encourage you to join and help establish the Spartans as a winning lacrosse team.

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.

The Spartans will join the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) in the Spring of 2014. Current members include Augustana, Aurora, Beloit, Benedictine, Carthage, Concordia (Wis.), Fontbonne, Loras, Mount St. Joseph, and North Central (Ill.).  Elmhurst and Illinois Wesleyan will join the MWLC in 2015. In 2015, the Spartans will join the CCIW conference for women's and men's lacrosse.


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Spartans Place 13 on MWLC All-Academic Team

The University of Dubuque placed a league best 13 Student-Athletes on the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference All-Academic Team for 2014. A cumulative grade point average of 3.30 is required to be named to the MWLC All-Academic Team.

Spartans Four Game Winning Streak Snapped

The University of Dubuque Women's Lacrosse had their four game winning streak snapped on Wednesday afternoon. The Spartans lost 21-9 to Beloit College in the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) matchup at Oyen Field. Bridget Schirmers scored three goals and assisted on a fourth goal. UD is 4-8 overall and 2-5 in the MWLC.

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Women's Lacrosse Team

Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Chelsea Hawkins Goalkeeper/Defender 5-9 Senior Maryland Heights, Mo.
2 Mollie Bohannan Attack 5-6 Junior Washington, Iowa
4 Sarah Rose Defender 5-11 Freshman North Prairie, Wis.
6 Alora Esparza Midfield 5-2 Sophomore Silvis, Ill.
7 Breann Tjaarda Midfield 5-5 Freshman Aurora, Ill.
8 Ashlyn Ptasienski Defender/Midfield 5-6 Sophomore Stillman Valley, Ill.
9 Abby Taets Defender 5-4 Sophomore Orion, Ill.
10 Judy Borah Attack 5-3 Senior Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
11 Nicole Pacheco Midfield 5-1 Junior Addison, Ill.
12 Anna Yackshaw Midfield 5-5 Sophomore Clinton, Iowa
13 Robyn Wittkopf Midfield 5-8 Sophomore Pewaukee, Wis.
14 Elisa Thode Midfield 5-5 Freshman Lake Zurich, Ill.
15 Bianca Diaz Attack 5-0 Junior Hawthorne, Calif.
16 Jessi Tapia Defender 5-1 Sophomore Hampton, Ill.
17 Kelly Wetherald Attack 5-3 Senior Homer Glen, Ill.
21 Itzel Rivera Defender 5-3 Sophomore Fort Knox, Ky.
22 Bridget Schirmers Attack 6-0 Junior Coon Rapids, Minn.
23 Haley Shilts Defender 5-4 Freshman Waukesha, Wis.
24 Cassandra Berger Midfield 5-3 Senior Waukon, Iowa
25 Brooke Crossen Defender 5-6 Sophomore Madison, Wis.
27 Ashley Geraghty Attack 4-10 Junior Palatine, Ill.
28 Jadyn Franklin Defender 5-8 Sophomore Verona, Wis.
32 Natalie Cukale Goalkeeper 5-5 Sophomore Aurora, Colo.


2015 Schedule

Feb. 21

at Benedictine University

Lisle, Ill. 

1:00 p.m.

Feb. 28

vs. Augsburg College

Dubuque, Iowa

3:00 p.m.

Mar. 07

at Rhodes College

Memphis, Tenn.

1:00 p.m.

Mar. 08

at Millsaps College**

Memphis, Tenn.

12:00 p.m.

Mar. 13

vs. Robert Morris University

Dubuque, Iowa

5:00 p.m.

Mar. 24

vs. Carroll Univ.*

Dubuque, Iowa

6:00 p.m.

Mar. 26

vs. Wartburg College

Dubuque, Iowa

6:00 p.m.

Mar. 29

vs. Cornell College

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

Mar. 31

vs. Illinois Institute Tech.

Dubuque, Iowa

4:00 p.m.

Apr. 03

at Augustana College*

Rock Island, Ill.

12:00 p.m.

Apr. 08

vs. Loras College

Dubuque, Iowa (UD)

7:00 p.m.

Apr. 11

vs. North Central College*

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

Apr. 13

vs. Aurora Univ.

Dubuque, Iowa

5:00 p.m.

Apr. 15

vs. Elmhurst College*

Dubuque, Iowa

5:00 p.m.

Apr. 18

at Carthage College*

Kenosha, Wis.

3:00 p.m.

Apr. 22

at Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Mo.

7:00 p.m.

Apr. 25

at Illinois Wesleyan Univ.*

Normal, Ill.

2:00 p.m.

*College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) game
**neutral site


Opponent Location   Time/Result  
February 22, 2014      at Augsburg College Minneapolis, Minn.      L, 8-11
February 23, 2014 vs. Midland University (at Augsburg) Minneapolis, Minn. L, 10-23
March 8, 2014 vs. Aquinas College (at Robert Morris) Arlington Heights, Ill.   L, 5-20
March 12, 2014 at Loras College ** Dubuque, Iowa POSTPONED
March 25, 2014 at Loras College ** Dubuque, Iowa L, 7-11
March 29, 2014 vs. College of Mount Saint Joseph's (Ohio) **      Dubuque, Iowa  L, 7-19
April 1, 2014 at Augustana College ** Rock Island, Ill. L, 0-22
April 5, 2014 at Aurora University ** Aurora, Ill. L, 6-12
April 11, 2014 at Fontbonne University **     Clayton, Mo. W, 18-11
April 12, 2014  vs. University of Dallas (at Fontbonne)   Clayton, Mo.  W, 13-8
April 14, 2014 vs. Benedictine University **  Dubuque, Iowa W, 11-6
April 19, 2014 at Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Ill. W, 20-5
April 23, 2014 vs. Beloit College ** Dubuque, Iowa L, 9-21
April 26, 2014 at Carthage College ** Kenosha, Wis. L, 2-22
April 27, 2014 at Concordia University (Wis.) ** Mequon, Wis.  L, 4-22
April 29, 2014 at North Central College ** Naperville, Ill.  L, 1-17
  ** Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference Opponent  


Season Statistics


University of Dubuque Women's Lacrosse Coaches Profile
Kendall Loggins
Kendall Loggins
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach; Assistant Women's Soccer Coach; Adjunct Instructor of Communication

BS, Sport Administration, University of Cincinnati
MA, Communications, University of Dubuque 

Office Phone: (563) 589-3683
Office Location: 222 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to close

Kendall Loggins was named the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach on May 20, 2013. She joined the Spartan family as a graduate assistant for women's soccer in 2011. Loggins was the head girls soccer coach at Dubuque Senior High School from 2011-2013. 

Before coming to the University of Dubuque she played soccer at the University of Cincinnati for four years as a starting defender, midfielder and forward. She helped lead the Bearcats to their first appearance in the Big East tournament in 2008 and made the NCAA Division I All-Ohio team in 2010. 

She is originally from Naperville, Illinois where she attended Naperville North High School and was a varsity starter for the soccer team for four years. She was named All-Conference (3 times), All-Sectional (2 times) and All-State.

Loggins earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati in Sport Administration and earned her Masters in Communications from the University of Dubuque in 2013. 

Sarah Decker
Sarah Decker
Graduate Assistant - Women's Lacrosse

Office Location: 223 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to close

Sarah Decker joined the University of Dubuque coaching staff as a graduate assistant for Women’s Lacrosse in 2014.

Before joining the Spartans, Decker was a defensive starter at Central Michigan University, leading the conference in caused turnovers and ground ball controls. Following graduation, Decker became part of the Bellevue East Lacrosse Club in Bellevue, Wa. for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

Decker is originally from Rochester Hills, MI where she attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart. While at Sacred Heart she won four regional championships and three state championships.

Decker earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University in 2012. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Business degree from the University of Dubuque. 


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