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The University of Dubuque women’s soccer team is a model of consistency. The Spartans have qualified for the Iowa Conference Tournament 10 out the 12 years it’s been hosted including nine straight. UD won the IIAC Tournament Championship in 2009 and claimed the automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championships.

The women’s team has 121 victories in 12 years of the varsity program wtih 48 wins in the Iowa Conference. UD has 43 All-Iowa Conference honorees including  two MVP's, three Coach of the Year honors, six All-Region, 42 Academic All-Iowa Conference, five Academic All-Regions, and one Academic All-American selection.


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Women's Soccer Honored with NSCAA Team Ethics Award & IIAC Fair Play Award

The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team has been awarded the 2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Ethics Award. The Spartans earned the Silver Award for receiving no red cards and no more than five yellow cards accumulated during the season. UD was also announced as the Iowa Conference (IIAC) Fair Play Award winner for the 2013 season along with Wartburg.

Barwick Named Finalist for Johanna Olson Iowa Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year

University of Dubuque graduate Ashley Barwick was named a finalist for the Johanna Olson Iowa Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A standout in Soccer, Basketball, and Track & Field, Barwick was an Academic All-American in Soccer (First Team) and Track (Second Team) while also being named Academic All-Iowa Conference seven times.

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Women's Soccer

Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
00 Chelsea Hawkins Goalkeeper 5-9 Junior Maryland Heights, Mo.
0 Kari Dahlen Goalkeeper 5-4 Sophomore Bloomington, Minn.
1 Tiffany Duncan Goalkeeper 5-6 Junior Hartford, Wis.
2 Jamie Spate Forward/Mid. 5-7 Freshman Belvidere, Ill.
3 Lisa Rosas Midfielder 5-1 Sophomore Arcadia, Calif.
4 Megan Siepler Forward 5-8 Junior La Canada, Calif.
5 Alexandra Watkins Forward 5-2 Senior Northbrook, Ill.
6 Nicole Pacheco Defender 5-1 Sophomore Addison, Ill.
7 Riley Mayer Midfielder 5-6 Freshman Racine, Wis.
8 Melanie Prudhomme Midfielder 5-8 Junior Lakemoor, Ill.
9 Kim Trinco Defender 5-8 Sophomore Schaumburg, Ill.
10 Caitlin Crane Midfielder 5-1 Senior Baraboo, Wis.
11 Liz Frazier Midfielder 5-6 Junior Downers Grove, Ill.
12 Lauren Waddell Defender 5-10 Junior Poplar Grove, Ill.
13 Elise Chalus Defender 5-9 Junior Carol Stream, Ill.
14 Madison Cousins Forward 5-3 Sophomore DeWitt, Iowa
16 Kelsey Graefen Midfielder/Def. 5-2 Junior Plainfield, Ill.
17 Amelia Kratz Midfielder 5-5 Freshman Dubuque, Iowa
18 Katie Lynn Midfielder/Fwd. 5-6 Sophomore Fox River Grove, Ill.
19 Alora Esparza Midfielder 5-2 Freshman Silvis, Ill.
20 Haley Rusk Midfielder 5-5 Sophomore Clinton, Iowa
21 Jessi Tapia Defender 5-1 Freshman Hampton, Ill.
22 Mattie Stone Midfielder 5-10 Freshman Davis Junction, Ill.
23 Jessica Fierce Midfielder 5-5 Freshman Lansing, Ill.
24 Brianna Burkhart Forward/Mid. 5-5 Freshman Dubuque, Iowa
25 Melissa Sawyer Defender 5-3 Junior Northbrook, Ill.
27 Ashlyn Ptasienski Defender 5-6 Freshman Stillman Valley, Ill.
28 Shelby Nicholson Defender 5-3 Freshman Wonder Lake, Ill.
29 Stefanie Schroeder Midfielder 5-2 Freshman St. Charles, Ill.
30 Haylee Nutter Midfielder 5-4 Sophomore Wonder Lake, Ill.
31 Caitlynne Terronez Defender 5-1 Freshman Hampton, Ill.
99 Devyn Sacrison Goalkeeper 5-3 Freshman Davenport, Iowa
Megan Strawn Midfielder 5-7 Senior Carol Stream, Ill.


Aug. 23 Vs. Clarke Scrimmage Dubuque, Iowa 5:00 p.m.
Aug. 29 at Marian University Fon du Lac, Wis. 5:00 p.m.
Aug. 30 at Lawrence University Appleton, Wis. 3:00 p.m.
Sept. 03 at North Park College Chicago, Ill. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 06 Vs. Monmouth College Dubuque, Iowa 6:00 p.m.
Sept. 07 Vs. Carroll University Dubuque, Iowa 2:00 p.m.
Sept. 09 at Dominican University Chicago, Ill. 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 13 Vs. UW-Oshkosh Dubuque, Iowa 1:00 p.m.
Sept. 17 at Augustana College Rock Island, Ill. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 20 at Carthage College Milwaukee, Wis. 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 27 at Buena Vista University Storm Lake, Iowa 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 01 at Loras College Dubuque, Iowa 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 04 Vs. Coe College Dubuque, Iowa 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 08 at North Central College Chicago, Ill. 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 11 at Central College Pella, Iowa 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 14 Vs. UW-Platteville Dubuque, Iowa 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 18 at Wartburg College Waverly, Iowa 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 25 Vs. Simpson College Dubuque, Iowa 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 28 Vs. Luther College Dubuque, Iowa 5:00 p.m.


Date Opponent Location Time/Results
August 22, 2013 vs. Saint Ambrose University (Scrimmage) Dubuque, Iowa .........
August 24, 2013 vs. Clarke University (Scrimmage) Dubuque, Iowa ..........
August 30, 2013 at Grinnell College Grinnell, Iowa W, 1-0
September 1, 2013 vs. Saint Mary's University Dubuque, Iowa W, 3-1
September 6, 2013 vs. Lawrence University Dubuque, Iowa W, 7-1
September 8, 2013 vs. Marian University (Wisc.) Dubuque, Iowa W, 3-2 (OT)
September 14, 2013 vs. Dominican University Dubuque, Iowa W, 1-0
September 18, 2013 vs. North Central College Dubuque, Iowa W, 2-1
September 21, 2013 at Saint Catherine University St. Paul, Minn. L, 0-1
September 25, 2013 at Monmouth College Monmouth, Ill. W, 3-1
September 28, 2013      vs. Loras College ** Dubuque, Iowa L, 2-3 (2-OT)
October 2, 2013 vs. Central College ** Dubuque, Iowa W, 4-1
October 5, 2013 at Luther College ** Decorah, Iowa L, 0-2
October 9, 2013 at Cornell College Mt. Vernon, Iowa W, 2-0
October 12, 2013 at Coe College ** Cedar Rapids, Iowa      W, 3-1
October 16, 2013 at UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. L, 0-1
October 19, 2013 vs. Wartburg College ** Dubuque, Iowa W, 2-1
October 22, 2013 vs. Carthage College Dubuque, Iowa W, 1-0
October 26, 2013 vs. Buena Vista University ** Dubuque, Iowa W, 6-0
October 29, 2013 at Simpson College ** Indianola, Iowa W, 1-0
November 2, 2013 vs. Simpson College - 1st Round IIAC Tournament     Dubuque, Iowa  W, 3-0
November 6, 2013 at Luther College - Semifinals IIAC Tournament Decorah, Iowa  W, 1-0
November 9, 2013 at Loras College - Finals, IIAC Tournament Dubuque, Iowa (Loras)  L, 0-2
  ** Iowa Conference Opponent    

Season Statistics


University of Dubuque Women's Soccer Coaches Profile
Jason Berna
Jason Berna
Assistant Athletic Director; Head Women's Soccer Coach

BA, Physical Education, Loras College
MA, Athletics Administration, Loras College

Office Phone: (563) 589-3786
Fax: (563) 589-3425
Office Location: 216 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to close

Jason Berna joined the University of Dubuque in 2001. He started the men's and women's soccer programs in 2001 and was both the Men's and Women's Head Soccer coach for eight season before stepping down as the Men's Coach in 2008 to focus all his energy on the women's program. He led the women's team to ten straight conference tournament appearances and 11 out of 13 for the programs history. He led the men's team to two straight playoff appearances with his last year ending in the IIAC Championship semi-finals. He was named IIAC Women's Coach of the year in 2005, 2009, 2012, and 2013.

As the Women's Coach, he has coached: 42 All-Iowa Conference athletes (22-First Team/20-Second Team), 5 All-Region performers, 2 Conference MVP and 52 Academic All-Conference student-athletes. He has always pushed his teams to not only do well on the field but in the class room. The women's program has received team academic awards from the NSCAA in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 for having above a 3.0 team GPA.

Berna graduated from Loras College where he played four years, was a three-time All-Iowa Conference selection, and three-year captain. He also trained and played in 1999 with the Des Menace PDL team for one summer before tearing his ACL for the second time. He was an assistant coach with his alma mater for one season with the men's and women's soccer programs before joining UD. Berna also serves as the Dubuque Soccer Club administrator and as an Iowa Olympic Development State Staff coach for the past five years.

Berna holds the highest coaching license offered by the United States Soccer Fedration, an "A" License as well as his NSCAA Goal Keeping License. He is also a state license instructor teaching the USSF "D" course on campus so students can obtain their beginning coaching license while attending UD.

Berna received a master's degree in Physical Education and Athletic Administration and an undergraduate degree in sports science from Loras College in 2001 and 1999. He and his wife Nicole reside in Dubuque with their children.

Women's Soccer Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque 
 Year Overall  IIAC     
 2001 4-12-1 2-7-0  8th Place   
 2002 10-8-1 4-4-1  6th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier 
 2003 8-10-0 3-5-0  4th Place   
 2004 10-9-1 3-4-1  5th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier 
 2005 12-6-2 5-2-1  3rd Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2006 9-10-0 3-5-0  4th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2007 13-5-2 4-3-1  4th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2008 9-8-3 4-3-1  5th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2009 15-6-1 6-2-0  2nd Place  *IIAC Tournament Champions; NCAA Tournament Qualifier 
 2010 11-8-2 6-2-0  3rd Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2011 9-8-1 4-3-1 5th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2012 11-7-2 4-2-1  3rd Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
2013 16-5-0 5-2-0 2nd Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
  Total    137-102-16     53-44-7      Only Coach in UD Women's Soccer History

Kendall Loggins
Kendall Loggins
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach; Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

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. 

Samantha Etherington
Samantha Etherington
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

BS, Health Sciences, Nicholls State University

Office Phone: (563) 589-3553
Office Location: 223 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to close

Samantha Etherington joined the University of Dubuque coaching staff as a graduate assistant for Women’s Soccer in 2013. Etherington spent the 2012 season as a Student Assistant at Nicholls State University.

Before joining the Spartans, Etherington was a four year starting Midfielder at Nicholls State from 2008-11. She was named the Team MVP as a junior and senior while also serving as team captain for the Colonels as a senior.

Etherington was born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, England where she attended George Stephenson High School and Gateshead College. While at Gateshead she was a part of back-to-back conference titles while also helping win the British Colleges National Five-A-Side Championship in 2006-07.

Etherington earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Nicholls State University in 2013. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Communications degree from the University of Dubuque.


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