The University of Dubuque softball team recently renovated the softball field. The Spartans added brick dugouts, permanent seating for fans and a new scoreboard around a hillside which provides plenty of viewing options.

The Spartans have become one of the toughest teams to beat, taking away wins from top-ranked teams every year. Each spring the team travels south over spring break to face competition from teams at colleges across the United States with trips to Florida or Arizona.


Softball Season Ends Early with 10-4 Record

Mar 13, 2020

The University of Dubuque softball team finished up their trip to 2020 The Spring Games in Clermont Fla. on Friday afternoon with two victories to finish their season 10-4 overall. UD won the first game on Friday 6-3 over St. Mary's College and would sweep the day with a 9-1 win over Swarthmore College.

Softball 6-2 at The Spring Games

Mar 12, 2020

The Spartans improved to 6-2 at the Spring Games with victories over Monmouth 4-3 and

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
2 Morgan Turnmire OF 5-8 Junior Moline, Ill.
3 Alyssa Grueneberg INF 5-6 Sophomore Muskego, Wis.
4 Callie Dutton C/INF 5-6 Sophomore Plainfield, Ill.
6 Madyson Dwight INF 5-5 Freshman Appleton, Wis.
7 Kaylin Featheringill OF 5-8 Senior Fort Madison, Iowa
8 Marissa Nurnberg P 5-2 Freshman Lake Geneva, Wis.
9 Lexi Schmidt P 5-3 Junior West Point, Iowa
10 Kayla Breunig P 5-5 Sophomore Mazomanie, Wis.
11 Gabby Marchese OF 5-4 Senior Waukesha, Wis.
12 Cailyn Pienschke C 5-7 Sophomore Huntley, Ill.
13 Megan Croke OF 5-6 Freshman Lake Zurich, Ill.
14 Kylee Biedermann INF 5-3 Junior Bellevue, Iowa
15 Nicolete Evans P 5-5 Freshman Oswego, Ill.
16 Rachel Trader C 5-7 Sophomore Morris, Ill.
17 Bella Como INF 5-4 Freshman Caroll Stream, Ill.
18 Joanna Cree INF 5-7 Freshman Onalaska, Wis
19 Abby McBee P 5-4 Sophomore Norwalk, Iowa
20 Hailey Wang OF 5-4 Senior Elkhorn, Wis.
21 Deanna Origer INF 5-6 Sophomore Algonquin, Ill.
23 Kalista Smit UTL 5-7 Freshman Fond du Lac, Wis.
24 Crystal Aragon INF 5-6 Junior Pacoima, Calif.
25 Brooke Goodman INF 5-6 Sophomore North Liberty, Iowa
26 Deanna Salerno INF 5-4 Freshman Aurora, Ill.
27 Morgan Jakel INF 5-7 Senior Scales Mound, Ill.
30 Lauren Donaire INF 5-4 Freshman Homewood, Ill.
32 Olivia Kazumura P 5-2 Freshman Trevor, Wis.
33 Alyanna Martinez OF 5-5 Junior Slymar, Calif.
34 Alyssa Klawitter P 5-6 Sophomore Frankfort, Ill.
35 Jordan Wood INF 5-5 Freshman North Fond du Lac, Wis.

2020 Schedule

Feb. 29

at Rochester Dome Games

Rochester, MN



vs. St. Catherine Univ.


L, 0-7


Vs. UW-Platteville


W, 5-0


vs. Blackburn College


W, 9-0


vs. St. Thomas Univ.


L, 3-6

Mar. 8-13

The Spring Games

Clermont, FL


Mar. 8

vs. Skidmore Univ.

Leesburg, Fl

W, 6-0


vs. PSU-Hazelton

Leesburg, FL

W, 9-0

Mar. 9

vs. Lakeland College

Clermont, FL

W, 9-1


vs. Carthage College

Clermont, FL

L, 0-2

Mar. 10

vs. College of Wooster

Leesburg, FL

L, 2-5


vs. PSU-Altoona

Leesburg, FL

W, 9-0

Mar. 12

vs. Monmouth College

Clermont, FL

W, 4-3


vs. UMASS-Dartmouth

Clermont, FL

W, 5-2

Mar. 13

vs. St. Mary's

Leesburg, FL

W, 6-3


vs. Swathmore

Leesburg, FL

W, 9-1

Mar. 25

at Rockford Univ.

Rockford, IL


Mar. 28

at Wartburg College

Waverly, IA


Mar. 31

at Buena Vista Univ.

Storm Lake, IA


Apr. 1

vs. Augustana College

Dubuque, IA


Apr. 4

vs. Coe College

Dubuque, IA


Apr. 8

vs. Luther College

Dubuque, IA


Apr. 9

vs. Cornell College

Dubuque, IA


Apr. 11

vs. Central College

Dubuque, IA


Apr. 14

vs. Loras College

Dubuque, IA


Apr. 16

at UW-Platteville

Platteville, WI


Apr. 18

at Nebraska Wesleyan

Lincoln, Nebr.


Apr. 20

at UW-Lacrosse

Lacrosse, WI


Apr. 22

at Simpson College

Indianola, IA



Jeff Lamb - Softball (2018)


Jeff Lamb

Head Softball Coach
MS, Iowa State University
BS, West Chester University

Phone: 563.589.3683
Office: 217 Mercer-Birmingham                
Fax: 563.589.3425

Jeff Lamb joined the University of Dubuque in July of 2018 and was named the 14th head softball coach in the school’s history.

In year one, Lamb and the Spartans broke 16 school records including wins in a season with 26. The Spartans finished 26-13 overall and 8-8 in the American Rivers Conference. UD earned the 5-seed in the conference tournament and advanced to the semifinals. 

He finished his five seasons as Clarke University head softball coach with a 124-98 overall record. Lamb guided the Crusaders to 21 victories in his first season at Clarke (2014). A year later, Lamb's the Crusaders compiled a school-record 31 wins, posted a 15-9 record in Midwest Collegiate Conference play and qualified for the MCC Final Four. In 2017, his team broke the school record again with a 41-12 overall mark.

Lamb also coached Marshalltown Community College, Marshalltown, Iowa, where he served as the Tigers’ head softball coach for five years. During his stint at Marshalltown, Lamb’s teams set over 30 individual and team records. He served as the head softball coach at Marshalltown High School in 2012 and 2013. Lamb guided the 2012 Bobcats to the program's first state tournament appearance and coached the program’s first all-state player in over a decade.

Prior to taking the softball reins at Marshalltown, Lamb spent two seasons as the Tigers’ assistant baseball coach. He also served as a graduate assistant baseball coach at Georgia College and State University and as a volunteer assistant baseball coach at West Chester.

He played two seasons of collegiate baseball at Marshalltown and was also a member of the baseball programs at Drexel University and West Chester University. He received his bachelor of science degree in professional studies from West Chester University, and his master of science degree in education from Iowa State University. The Fort Madison, Iowa, native resides in Dubuque with wife Rachel and their two children.

Jamie Deering - Softball (2018)


Jamie Deering

Assistant Softball Coach 
BA, Clarke University

Phone: 563.589.3683
Office: 217 Mercer-Birmingham
Fax: 563.589.3425

Jamie Deering will begin her second year at University of Dubuque as the Assistant Softball Coach in 2019 – 2020. The 2019 Spartans broke 16 school records.

Jamie was a four year letterwinner at Clarke University where she played shortstop. Her junior year she helped the squad to a 41 win season while earning the Gold Glove award in the Heart of America Conference.  She graduated with a degree in communication.

She spent the summer of 2018 at Bellevue High School Coaching Freshman and Junior Varsity while assisting for Varsity. 

Jamie also received the University’s Dr. LeRoy Walker Character award nomination her senior year. The nomination is given to the student-athlete that best exemplifies character both on and off the field. As a student, she also spent time in the marketing department, helping with social media, and in the admissions office, helping set up visits and recruit prospective student athletes.

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