Women's Soccer

The University of Dubuque women’s soccer team is a model of consistency as part of the American Rivers Conference (formerly the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference). The Spartans qualified for the Iowa Conference Tournament 15 out the 17 years it’s been hosted, including eleven straight. UD won the IIAC Tournament Championship in 2009 and 2014 while claiming its first Iowa conference title in 2014. 

The women’s team is nearing 200 victories in 17 years of the varsity program with a winning percentage in conference action above .500 in 5-8 league teams. UD has over 60 All-Conference honorees including two MVP's, four Coach of the Year honors, eight All-Region, 66 Academic All-Iowa Conference, eight Academic All-Regions, and one Academic All-American selection.

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Women's Soccer Earn USC Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award

Jan 6, 2020

The University of Dubuque women's soccer team earned the Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award (Bronze Award) for 2019.

Roethler Named Third Team Scholar All-American

Dec 18, 2019

University of Dubuque women’s soccer student-athlete Victoria Roethler continues to pick up postseason accolades, being named Third Team Scholar All-American by the United Soccer Coaches on Wednesday.

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
00 Yasmine Resendiz GK 5-4 Junior Streamwood, Ill.
0 Tori Roethler GK 5-5 Junior Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 Ireland Hill GK 5-10 Junior Holy Cross, Iowa
2 Savannah Philo Defender 5-6 Freshman Waunakee, Wis.
4 Natalie Dienstbach Midfield 5-5 Junior St. Louis, Mo.
5 Ellory Barnette Midfield 5-5 Junior Montrose, Mich.
6 Baylee Vincent Forward 5-6 Freshman Algonquin, Ill.
7 Brianna Muzi Defender 5-7 Freshman St. Charles, Ill.
8 Carolena Lund Defender 5-5 Freshman Elburn, Ill.
9 Meghan Moorman Midfield 5-3 Junior Rockford, Ill.
10 Mary Herra Forward 5-2 Sophomore Belvidere, Ill.
11 Alexis Turner Forward 5-5 Sophomore St. Louis, Mo.
12 Molly Schiltz Midfield 5-5 Sophomore Oswego, Ill.
13 Isabelle Robinson Forward 5-4 Junior Cary, Ill.
14 Jaida Breese Defender 5-2 Junior Naperville, Ill.
15 Hannah Sawyer Midfield 5-5 Junior Urbandale, Iowa
16 Alexia Garza Defender 5-1 Junior Silvis, Ill.
17 Emily Knodle Forward 5-3 Sophomore Rockton, Ill.
19 Erica Miller Midfield 5-0 Junior Wauconda, Ill.
20 Jessica Rost Midfield 5-6 Sophomore Castle Rock, Colo.
22 Elena Krasowski Defender 5-5 Sophomore Orland Park, Ill.
23 Jordan Cadena Midfield 5-6 Junior Fairfax, Iowa
24 Carissa Brown Defender 5-7 Junior Oswego, Ill.
25 Brooke Brodzinski Forward 5-6 Freshman Minooka, Ill.
27 Shari Fyke Defender 5-5 Freshman Arlington Heights, Ill.
99 Karissa Chalus 5-8 Freshman Carol Stream, Ill.

2020 Schedule

Date                Opponent                                  Site                                   Time
Aug. 22           vs. Cornell (Exb.)                     Dubuque, IA                     7:00 pm

Aug. 28           at Dominican (Exb.)                    River Forest, IL                   6:00 pm
Sept. 1            at Grinnell                                  Grinnell, IA                        5:00 pm
Sept. 4            vs. UW– Eau Claire                   Dubuque, IA                     5:00 pm
Sept. 6            at Knox                                      Galesburg, IL                     2:00 pm
Sept. 9            at UW– Oshkosh                         Oshkosh, WI                       7:00 pm
Sept. 12         vs. Bethel                                  Dubuque, IA                      5:30 pm
Sept. 16          at UW– Lacrosse                         La Crosse, WI                     7:00 pm
Sept. 19          at UW-Superior                           Superior, WI                       12:00 pm
Sept. 20          at St. Scholastica                        Duluth, MN                         12:00 pm
Sept. 23         vs. Monmouth                            Dubuque, IA                      7:00 pm
Sept. 26          at Simpson                                 Indianola, IA                       1:00 pm
Sept. 30          at UW - Platteville                       Platteville, WI                      7:00 pm
Oct. 7              vs. Loras                                   Dubuque, IA                      5:00 pm
Oct. 10            at Nebraska Wesleyan                 Lincoln, NE                          1:00 pm
Oct. 13           vs. Wartburg                             Dubuque, IA                       5:00 pm
Oct. 17           vs. Central                                 Dubuque, IA                       3:30 pm

Oct. 21           at Luther                                     Decorah, IA                         5:00 pm
Oct. 24           vs. Buena Vista (Senior Day)    Dubuque, IA                       1:00 pm
Oct. 27            at Coe                                        Cedar Rapids, IA                   5:00 pm

2019 Schedule

Aug. 30 

vs. Grinnell College

Dubuque, IA

W, 2-0

Sept. 4 

vs. Knox College

Dubuque, IA

W, 2-0

Sept. 7 

vs. UW-Oshkosh 

Dubuque, IA

W, 1-0

Sept.  8 

vs. St. Scholastica 

Dubuque, IA

W, 2-1

Sept. 13 

vs. North Central College

Dubuque, IA

L, 1-2


at Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL

W, 3-2

Sept. 21 

at UW- Eau Claire 

Eau Claire, WI

W, 1-0

Sept. 22 

at UW-Stevens Point 

Stevens Point, WI

L, 0-1

Sept. 28 

at Buena Vista Univ.*

Storm Lake, IA

W, 11-1

Oct.  2 

vs. UW-Platteville*

Dubuque, IA

W, 2-0

Oct. 5 

vs. Neb. Wesleyan Univ.*

Dubuque, IA

L, 0-1

Oct.  9 

at Wartburg College*

Waverly, IA

W, 2-1

Oct. 12 

at Central College*

Pella, IA

T, 1-1

Oct.  15 

vs. Luther College*

Dubuque, IA

T, 1-1

Oct. 23 

at Loras College*

Dubuque, IA

L, 0-6

Oct. 26 

vs. Simpson College*

Dubuque, IA

W, 1-0

Oct.  29 

vs. Coe College*

Dubuque, IA

W, 2-0

Nov. 2

1st Round A-R-C Tourney
vs. Coe College

Dubuque, IA 

W, 1-0

Nov. 6

A-R-C Tourney Semifinals 
at Wartburg

Waverly, IA 

L, 0-4


Jason Berna - Women's Soccer (2018)


Jason Berna

Head Women's Soccer Coach
MA, Loras College
BA, Loras College

Phone: 563.589.3786
E-mail: JBerna@dbq.edu
Office: 216 Mercer-Birmingham
Fax: 563.589.3425

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 on leading women's program. Coach Berna led the Spartans to their first-ever regular season IIAC title and second IIAC Tournament title in school history during the 2014 season. The Spartans fell in the 2014 NCAA First Round in their second trip to the NCAA Tournament in school history.

In 2015, the Spartans reached their fourth consecutive, double-digit win season for the first time in school history after finishing 10-7-2. A trio of seniors left as the winningest class in school history with 53 wins. With two selections in 2015, it marked the seventh straight season Coach Berna has coached two or more First Team All-IIAC selections.

Berna's 2014 squad tied the school record with six All-IIAC selections. Its senior class compiled the second most wins (52) in school history. Senior Lauren Waddell became the only woman in school history to be named All-IIAC (2nd team or better) three times and was honored as UD's Female Senior of the Year for her four-year career accomplishments.

Berna led the women's team to 12 straight conference tournament appearances and 15 out of 18 in the program's history. He was named IIAC Women's Coach of the year in 2005, 2009, 2012, and 2013. He led the men's team to two straight playoff appearances and reached the IIAC Tournament Championship semi-finals in his final year as the men's head coach. 

As the Women's Coach, he has coached: 63 All-Conference athletes (36-First Team/ 27-Second Team), 11 All-Region performers,& 3 Conference MVP and 104 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, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 for having above a 3.0 team GPA.

Berna graduated from Loras College in 2001 and 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 Federation, 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 four children.

Women's Soccer Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque 
 Year Overall  Conf.     
 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
 2014 16-5-1 6-1 1st Place *IIAC Regular Season and Tournament Champions
2015 10-7-2 2-4-1 6th Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2016 6-10-1 2-6 7th Place  
 2017 9-4-4 5-1-2 2nd Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
2018 14-4-1 5-2-1 4th Place *A-R-C Tournament Qualifier
  Total    192-132-25    73-58-11     Only Coach in UD Women's Soccer History

Lauren Cangelosi - Women's Soccer (2019)


Lauren Cangelosi

Graduate Assistant - Women's Soccer
BS, University of Dubuque

Phone: 563.589.3240
E-mail: LCangelosi@dbq.edu
Office: 224 Mercer-Birmingham
Fax: 563.589.3425

Lauren Cangelosi became the graduate assistant for the University of Dubuque Women's Soccer Program in the Summer of 2019. Lauren was a four-year starter at UD. In her collegiate career, she helped the team earn a sport in three Iowa Conference and one American Rivers Conference Tournament. During this time, she was also awarded Academic All-Conference three times and First Team All-Conference twice. 

A native of Clarendon Hills, IL, Lauren received her Bachelor's degree in Wellness and Exercise Science while receiving an endorsement in coaching. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Sports Marketing and Management at the University of Dubuque.

Kevin Schenk - Women's Soccer (2019)


Kevin Schenk

Graduate Assistant - Women's Soccer
BS, Illinois State University

Phone: 563.589.3240
E-mail: KSchenk@dbq.edu
Office: 224 Mercer-Birmingham
Fax: 563.589.3425

Kevin Schenk is entering his first season at the University of Dubuque as a graduate assistant coach for the women’s soccer team in 2019.

Prior to UD, he was an assistant coach at Crystal Lake South High School (IL) for the boys’ and girls’ varsity soccer teams for one and two seasons, respectively. He primarily worked with the goalkeepers on both teams. In 2018 with the boys, he was a part of the IHSA 2A state championship winning team.

Prior to Crystal Lake South, he was an assistant coach with the University High School (IL) boys’ varsity soccer team for two seasons while a student at Illinois State University. In 2016, he was a part of the IHSA 1A state championship winning team.

Schenk played for three years as a goalkeeper at UW-Oshkosh. He was a part of two teams that qualified for the NCAA tournament, and another that was WIAC champions. He later transferred to Illinois State University where he graduated in 2018 with a degree in Business Education.

Originally from Cary, IL, Schenk currently holds his Grassroots Coaching Licenses from the USSF, along with his Goalkeeper Level 1 and 2 Licenses from United Soccer Coaches.

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Recent Women's Soccer Record Books

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