Volleyball

The University of Dubuque volleyball team continues to take strides in becoming one of the consistent performers in the American Rivers Conference. The Spartans have taken top-ranked opponents into five sets and have proven a tough opponent for all they face.  

Expect to compete in several tournaments while traveling to some of the best indoor venues in the tri-state region. The Spartans are named to the All-Tournament team in nearly every tournament they compete in during the fall season. UD plays an offense which spreads the ball around giving opportunities for many student-athletes to contribute during the season. UD won the first ever Iowa Conference Team Championship with a perfect 6-0 record in 1982 and also won the team title in 1995. UD finished second in 2018 and won the American Rivers Tournament to earn a bid into the 2018 NCAA Division III National Championships. The Spartans have qualified for four NCAA Division III Championships.

Volleyball News

Volleyball Tabbed As The Favorites In The A-R-C

Aug 14, 2019

The American Rivers Conference announced the 2019 A-R-C Volleyball preseason poll on Wednesday afternoon, with the conference coaches naming the University of Dubuque Spartans as the top team in the conference with 62 total points.

Volleyball Achieves AVCA Team Academic Award

Jul 29, 2019

For the 10th straight season, the University of Dubuque volleyball team earned the AVCA Team Academic Award after posting a team GPA of 3.58 during the 2018-19 school year.

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Upcoming Events

Volleyball

Aug 30, 2019 | 4:00 PM — 9:00 PM | Winona, Minn.

at St. Mary's Univ. Sugar Loaf Classic vs. Macalester (4 p.m.) and St. Mary's (6 p.m.)

Volleyball

Aug 31, 2019 | 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM | Winona, Minn.

at St. Mary's Univ. Sugar Loaf Classic vs. UW-River Falls (10 a.m.) and UW-Superior (2 p.m.)

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Annie Meyer Outside Hitter 5-8 Junior Bernard, Iowa
2 Grace Strawser Defensive Specialist 5-7 Senior Bettendorf, Iowa
3 Kara Wright Outside Hitter 5-10 Senior Stockton, Ill.
4 Mary Kate Wille Defensive Specialist Freshman Elkader, Iowa
5 Jordann Huisinga Outside Hitter Freshman Burlington, Wis.
6 Kyla Lindsey Middle Hitter Freshman Mineral Point, Wis.
7 Meghan Prohaska Middle Hitter Freshman Cedar Rapids, Iowa
8 Kate Messino Setter 5-7 Sophomore McHenry, Ill.
10 Grace Hintze Outside Hitter Freshman Bondurant, Iowa
11 Emily Swanson Middle Hitter Freshman DeWitt, Iowa
12 Rylee Andresen Middle Hitter 6-2 Senior Oxford Junction, Iowa
13 Shauna McAleer Middle Hitter 6-2 Junior Goose Lake, Iowa
14 Isabel Cleary Outside Hitter 6-1 Junior Bismark, N.D.
15 Abby Smith Outside Hitter Freshman Solon, Iowa
16 Maddy Cruz Outside Hitter 5-10 Junior Chicago, Ill.
17 Mackenzie Obleski Setter Freshman Evergreen, Col.
18 Hanna Horsfield Defensive Specialist 5-4 Sophomore Epworth, Iowa
19 Kaylynn Murray Setter Freshman Orland Park, Ill.
20 Paige Harbort Middle Hitter 5-10 Senior Janesville, Wis.
21 Chloe Olson Middle Hitter 5-10 Junior Longmont, Colo.
22 Darby Hawtrey Outside Hitter Sophomore Clarence, Iowa
23 Brieana Dean Outside Hitter Freshman Muskego, Wis.
24 Kendra Witte Outside Hitter 6-0 Junior Mediapolis, Iowa
25 Rheannon O'Neil Outside Hitter Freshman Oswego, Ill.
26 Samantha Gates Setter Freshman Geneva, Ill.
27 Sarrah Farraday Outside Hitter 5-8 Junior Wheaton, Ill.
28 Abbie Edminster Defensive Specialist Freshman Dubuque, Iowa
29 Lauren Tucker Outside Hitter 5-8 Sophomore Lancaster, Wis.
30 Bailee Kroeger Outside Hitter Freshman Wilton, Iowa
33 Katie Martin Defensive Specialist Freshman Lancaster, Wis.
34 Lisa Carroll Outside Hitter Freshman Dubuque, Iowa

2019 Varsity Schedule

Aug. 30

at St. Mary's Univ. Sugar Loaf Classic

 

 

 

vs. Macalester College

Winona, MN

4 p.m.

 

vs. St. Mary’s University

Winona, MN

6 p.m.

Aug. 31

at St. Mary's Univ. Sugar Loaf Classic

 

 

 

vs. UW-River Falls

Winona, MN

10 a.m.

 

vs. UW-Superior

Winona, MN

2 p.m.

Sept. 4

Augustana College

Dubuque, IA

7:30 p.m.

Sept. 6

at Augsburg University Invitational

 

 

 

vs. George Fox University

Minneapolis, MN

2:30 p.m.

 

vs. UW-La Crosse

Minneapolis, MN

7:30 p.m.

Sept. 7

vs. Univ. of St. Thomas

Minneapolis, MN

12:30 p.m.

 

vs. Augsburg University

Minneapolis, MN

5:30 p.m.

Sept. 11

at Cornell College

Mt. Vernon, IA

7:30 p.m.

Sept. 14

at University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

11 a.m.

Sept. 14

at North Park University

Chicago, IL

1:30 p.m.

Sept. 18

at Coe College*

Cedar Rapids, IA

7:30 p.m.

Sept. 24

at Wartburg College*

Waverly, IA

7:30 p.m.

Sept. 27-28 

River City Classic Hosted by Univ. of Dubuque

 

 

Sept. 27

vs. UW-Stout

Dubuque, IA

4:30p.m.

Sept. 27

vs. UW-Oshkosh

Dubuque, IA

6:30 p.m.

Sept. 28

vs. Carroll College

Dubuque, IA

12:00 p.m.

Sept. 28

vs. UW-Stevens Point

Dubuque, IA

4:00 p.m.

Oct. 2

vs. Luther College*

Dubuque, IA

7:30 p.m.

Oct. 5

at Wheaton College

Naperville, IL

12 p.m.

Oct. 5

at North Central College

Naperville, IL

2:30 p.m.

Oct. 11

at Nebraska Wesleyan*

Lincoln, NE

7:30 p.m.

Oct. 12

at Buena Vista University* 

Storm Lake, IA

3 p.m.

Oct. 16

at UW-Platteville

Platteville, WI

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

vs. Marian University

Dubuque, IA

7:30p.m.

Oct. 22

at Edgewood College

Madison, WI

7 p.m.

Oct. 25

vs. Central College*

Dubuque, IA

7:30p.m.

Oct. 26

vs. Simpson College*

Dubuque, IA

2 p.m.

Oct. 30

vs. Loras College*

Dubuque, IA 

7:30p.m.

Nov. 5

1st Round A-R-C Tourney

 

 

Nov. 7

A-R-C Tourney Semifinals 

 

 

Nov. 9

A-R-C Tourney Championship

 

 

April Elsbernd - Volleyball (2018)

   

April Elsbernd

Head Women's Volleyball Coach
MS, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
BA, Coe College

Phone: 563.589.3231
E-mail: AElsbernd@dbq.edu
Office: 314 Stoltz Sports Center
Fax: 563.589.3425


Karrah Davis - Volleyball (2018)

   

Karrah Davis

Graduate Assistant - Volleyball
BS, University of Dubuque

Phone: 563.589.3377
E-mail: KRDavis@dbq.edu
Office: 106 Stoltz Sports Center
Fax: 563.589.3425


Whitney Nichols - Volleyball (2019)

   

Whitney Nichols

Graduate Assistant - Volleyball/Athletic Department
BS, Greenville University

Phone: 563.589.3377
E-mail: WNichols@dbq.edu
Office: 106 Stoltz Sports Center
Fax: 563.589.3425


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