Men's Soccer

The University of Dubuque men’s soccer team shared the Iowa Conference title in 2010 and have not finished lower than third in the past five out of six years in league play. The Spartans have celebrated over 100 total victories and have lost only a handfull of games in the IIAC over the past four seasons. UD has earned seven straight trips to the Iowa Conference Tournament.

The Spartans will push the ball up the field, attack quickly, and be the aggressor when they compete. Expect the Spartans to battle every time for the 50-50 balls while keeping the ball on their opponents half throughout the matches. The play offers many chances to compete with more than 30 student-athletes seeing varsity action this past season. UD players have been named All-Iowa Conference over 30 times, NSCAA All-North Region six times, All-American twice, Academic All-Iowa Conference nearly 30 times, and Academic All-Region five times.

Men's Soccer News

Men's Soccer All-Conference Released

Nov 8, 2017

University of Dubuque men’s soccer players Chris Rigby and Kyle Klatka were named IIAC All-Conference on Wednesday. Brandon White, Matheus Dos Santos and Tim Gustavsson were selected as honorable mention.

Men's Soccer Loses in IIAC Quarterfinals

Oct 28, 2017

The University of Dubuque men’s season came to a close in the first round of the Iowa Conference Tournament as they fell on the road to Nebraska Wesleyan, 2-0.

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
00 Brandon White Goalie 6-0 230 Freshman Minooka, Ill.
0 Javier Martinez Goalkeeper 5-11 160 Senior Chicago, Ill.
1 Pat Openchowski Goalkeeper 6-1 180 Senior Schaumburg, Ill.
2 Justin Joway Forward 5-8 145 Junior Rock Island, Ill.
4 Chandler Muir Midfield 5-10 160 Freshman Helotes, Texas
5 Alex Lee Midfield 5-11 185 Freshman McHenry, Ill.
6 Cameron Scott Midfield 6-0 159 Junior Falkrik, Scotland
7 Chris Rigby Midfield 5-11 165 Sophomore Algonquin, Ill.
9 Jake Hutzell Forward 6-2 212 Senior DeSoto, Iowa
10 Matheus Santos Midfield 5-10 165 Senior Sao Paulo, Brazil
11 Andrew Guelle Midfield 5-9 163 Junior Heidelberg, Germany
12 Kevin Noonan Defender 5-8 142 Freshman Wheaton, Ill.
13 Patrick Regal Defender 6-0 180 Senior Aurora, Ill.
14 Noah Clarke Forward 5-7 151 Sophomore Orion, Ill.
15 Carlos Sanchez Defender 6-0 191 Sophomore Carpentersville, Ill
16 Tim Gustavsson Defender 6-3 195 Freshman Skoevde, Sweeden
17 Ryan Weber Defender 6-0 165 Junior Dubuque, Iowa
18 Brent Bluemmert Forward 5-9 143 Junior APO, Armed Forces Europe
19 Dominik Chece Midfield 5-11 164 Freshman Woodstock, Ill.
20 Kyle Klatka Defender 6-2 194 Senior Lake in the Hills, Ill.
21 Ivan Sanchez Defender 6-1 166 Junior Carpentersville, Ill.
22 Joey Ott Midfield 5-9 143 Freshman Dubuque, Iowa
23 Nicholas Russey Defender 5-7 160 Freshman Kaiserslautern, Germany
24 Carson Sutherland Defender 6-3 185 Freshman Bettendorf, Iowa
25 Manuel Valenzuela Midfield 5-6 145 Freshman New Holstein, Wis.
26 Bienvenue Mshonda Midfield 5-9 135 Freshman Rock Island, Ill.
27 Daniel Bacskai Midfield 6-3 170 Freshman Herrenberg, Germany
29 Zachary Simanksi Midfield 5-8 159 Freshman Ashburn, Virginia
30 Edvin Loefren Midfield 6-2 175 Freshman Vedersloev, Sweeden
33 Charlie Mendez Midfield 5-5 147 Freshman Lakemoor, Ill.
34 Kamrin Pegues Midfield 5-5 163 Freshman Milwaukee, Wis.
35 Viktor Abrahamsen Midfield 6-0 168 Freshman Harestua, Norwasy
37 Anton Soerlin Midfield 6-0 161 Freshman Ostersund, Jamtland
42 Steven Owens Goalie 6-0 180 Freshman St. Charles, Ill.

2017 Schedule

Sept. 2

vs. Grinnell College

Dubuque, IA

W, 3-2

Sept. 6

vs. Edgewood College

Dubuque, IA

W, 2-0

Sept. 9

at Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL 

L, 1-3

Sept. 10

at Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL

W, 3-2

Sept. 13

at Mil. School of Engineering

Milwaukee, WI

W, 2-1

Sept. 15

vs. Macalester College

Dubuque, IA

T, 0-0

Sept. 17

at Aurora University

Aurora, IL

L, 2-3

Sept. 20

vs. Carroll University

Dubuque, IA

Cancelled

Sept. 23

at Loras College*

Dubuque, IA

W, 3-2

Sept. 27

at UW-Platteville

Platteville, WI

L, 0-2

Sept. 30

vs. Simpson College*

Dubuque, IA

L, 1-2

Oct. 4

at Wartburg College*

Waverly, IA

T, 2-2

Oct. 7

vs. Coe College*

Dubuque, IA

W, 3-0

Oct. 11

at Central College*

Pella, IA

L, 0-1

Oct. 18

vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University*

Dubuque, IA

W, 3-0

Oct. 21

at Buena Vista University*

Storm Lake, IA

W, 3-0

Oct. 24

vs. Luther College*

Dubuque, IA

T, 0-0

Oct. 28

IIAC Tourney at Nebraska Wesleyan

Lincoln, Neb. 

L, 0-2

TBA

IIAC Tourney Semifinals

 

 

TBA

IIAC Tourney Championships

 

 



BOLD - home, * = Iowa Conference opponent

Brad Johnson
Brad Johnson
Head Men's Soccer Coach; World View Seminar Faculty

MBA, University of Dubuque; Business Administration
BS, Loras College; Finance

Office Phone: 563.589.3692
E-mail: BJohnson@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 218 Mercer-Birmingham
Fax: 563.589.3425
Biography - Click to Open

Brad Johnson joined the University of Dubuque Spartans in 2004 as the Men's and Women's Assistant Soccer Coach. After helping guide both programs to new heights, he was named the Associate Head Men's Soccer Coach in 2008. Following a successful 2008 season, Johnson was promoted to the position of Head Men's Soccer Coach.

Coach Johnson led the Spartans to a runner-up IIAC finish in 2015 and UD's first-ever appearance in the IIAC tournament title game. Johnson coached Gonzalo Hernandez-Cascante, who earned the Spartans only offensive MVP in school history, after leading the league in goals, assists, points, and game-winners.

Since taking over the head coaching position, Johnson has coached one IIAC offensive MVP, 32 All-Iowa Conference athletes (13-First Team/19-Second Team), 6 All-Region performers, and 28 Academic All-Conference student-athletes. A team-best six Spartans were named to the All-Iowa Conference list in the 2015, 2010 and 2009 seasons. The 2010 team went 7-1 in Iowa Conference play to claim a share of the regular season title. The Spartans have qualified for the IIAC Tournament all seven seasons under Johnson. 

The Spartans have finished in the Top-3 in the Iowa Conference in five of Johnson's seven seasons at the helm.

Johnson currently holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) -B- License, NSCAA Goalkeeping License, and NSCAA Special Topic License. He is actively involved in the Dubuque Soccer Club and is currently the U-13 to U-18 Director of Coaching. As well, Johnson was previously the Head Boy's Soccer Coach at Hempstead High School in Dubuque.

He attended Loras College for four years, where he was a three-time captain, four-year All-Iowa Conference honoree, an All-Region selection, and garnered Iowa Conference MVP honors. He holds the records at Loras College for most points and goals scored in a career.

Johnson received a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Dubuque and his Bachelor Degree in Finance from Loras College. He and his wife Jenny reside in Dubuque.

 
Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque
Year Overall IIAC    
2009 14-4-2 7-1-0 2nd Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2010 15-5-0 7-1-0 1st Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2011 12-5-2 5-3-0 3rd Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2012 11-6-1 5-2 2nd Place   *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2013 6-11-1 3-4 5th Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2014 7-9-3 4-2-1 4th Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2015 12-6-1 5-2 2nd Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2016 13-6-0 6-2 2nd Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier; NCAA Tournament Qualifier
 Total    90-52-10     42-17-1     Spartan Men's Soccer All-Time Wins Leader
     

Viktor Bergstrand
Viktor Bergstrand
Associate Head Men's Soccer Coach

MBA, University of Dubuque; Business Administration
BS, Embry-Riddle University; Aviation Business

Office Phone: 563.589.3254
E-mail: VBergstrand@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 219 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to Open

Viktor Bergstrand joined the University of Dubuque Spartans in 2010 as the Assistant Soccer Coach. Bergstrand was later elevated to Associate Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach.

The women have compiled a 73-40-8, 27-14-3 Iowa Conference record that includes one regular season Iowa Conference title, one Iowa Conference Tournament Championships in 2014, and an Iowa Conference Tournament qualifier every year. After a 10-7-2 finish in 2015, the senior class went out as the winningest class in school history with 53 wins from 2012-15.

The men have posted a record of 63-37-8, 29-14-1 Iowa Conference in his tenure, including an Iowa Conference regular season championship in 2010 and an Iowa Conference Tournament qualifier every year. In 2015, the Spartans reached their first-ever IIAC title game after 5-2 finish in IIAC play.

A former goalkeeper himself, Bergstrand coached two-time, Second Team All-Iowa Conference selection and holder of seven school records, women's goalkeeper Tiffany Duncan from 2011-2014. In 2014, Duncan tallied 99 saves and a 0.81 goals against average for one of the best defensive teams in the country. The senior anchored a defense that captured the 2014 Iowa Conference regular season and tournament titles in qualifying for the 2014 NCAA Tournament for the second time in school history.

In 2014, men's junior goalkeeper, Riley Jensen, led the Iowa Conference in saves and became the first UD goalkeeper named to the First-Team All-Iowa Conference team. Jensen was also named Second Team All-Iowa Conference in 2015 and became the only UD goalkeeper in school history to be named All-IIAC twice.

Prior to UD, Bergstrand served as a 4-year starting Goalkeeper at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). Bergstrand helped the Eagles to three NAIA National Tournaments in four years, three regular season conference titles, and two conference tournament titles. Bergstrand was also a part of the team that was ranked #1 in the nation in 2006. During his four years at Embry-Riddle he collected numerous awards including All-American, All Region, All-Conference, and ESPN Magazine Awards.

Bergstrand, a native of Malmo, Sweden represented the Swedish U-15, U-16, and U-17 National Team. Bergstrand currently holds coaching licenses from both the USSF and NSCAA. Bergstrand is currently active in the Dubuque Soccer Club serving as the Director of Goalkeeping and as the Head Coach for the U11 and U12 DSC Boys team.

Bergstrand received his undergraduate degree in Aviation Business Administration at ERAU, and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Dubuque.


William Hirsch
William Hirsch
Graduate Assistant - Men's Soccer

BA, University of Dubuque; Sports Marketing Management

E-mail: WHirsch@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 223 Mercer-Birmingham

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