Men's Lacrosse

The University of Dubuque men’s lacrosse team is a new program recently launched as a varsity sport, and began intercollegiate competition in the spring of 2014. Lacrosse is a relatively new sport in the Midwest, we encourage you to join and help establish the Spartans as a winning lacrosse team. Expand your experiences and come see lacrosse, which combines the discipline of many sports into this rigorous, challenging sport of Native American origin.

The Spartans joined the CCIW for men's lacrosse in 2015.

Rain or shine, take advantage of the state-of-the-art, indoor Veterans Memorial Training Center, all year-round in a multi-purpose facility that features nearly 40,000 square feet of Mondo synthetic turf that simulates the feel and play of real grass. Veterans Memorial is located right next to Oyen Lacrosse/Soccer Field and hosts in-season and off-season workouts. Both facilities are apart of the Chlapaty Sports Complex.

Take a tour of the University of Dubuque Athletic facilities with senior captain Tyson Svoboda.

Men's Lacrosse News

Men's Lacrosse Season Warp Up

May 4, 2017

The University of Dubuque men’s lacrosse team completed the 2017 campaign with a 10-7 overall record to complete the first winning season in the program’s four years.

Spartans Rout Clarke On Senior Day

Apr 29, 2017

The University of Dubuque men’s lacrosse team had a record day as they scored a single game record of 28 goals in route to a 28-1 win over Clarke University.

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If you're interested in playing men's lacrosse at the University of Dubuque, complete the prospect form, and a coach will be in touch.

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Michael Jango Attack 5-9 160 Freshman Upton, Mass.
1 Matt Penalvert Attack 6-0 175 Freshman Elmont, NY.
3 Danny Solis Midfield 5-9 160 Freshman San Bernardino, Calif.
4 Tyson Svoboda Attack 6-0 175 Senior Omaha, Neb.
5 Brandon Jagitsch Midfield 5-11 215 Sophomore Sterling, Ill.
6 Luke Thormann Defense 6-1 190 Freshman Dubuque, Iowa
7 Jonas Steinborn Defense 6-0 210 Senior Madison, Wis.
8 Branden Mueller Defense 6-0 180 Sophomore Stoughton, Wis.
9 Grady Sheehan Defense 5-11 175 Freshman North Vancouver, B.C, Canada
10 Jacob Carter Midfield 6-0 160 Freshman Maplewood, Minn.
12 Jacob Olsen Midfield 6-0 190 Sophomore Deerfield, Ill.
13 Joshua Cramer Midfield 5-9 160 Junior Lake Villa, Ill.
14 Kevin Romano Midfield 5-4 144 Freshman Lake in the Hills, Ill.
15 Ethan Senesac Attack 5-8 180 Freshman Homewood, Ill.
18 Donte Surdeen Midfield 5-9 174 Freshman Worcester, Mass.
21 Michael Julius Attack 6-0 150 Sophomore Aurora, Ill.
22 Marcel Emond Defense 6-1 200 Freshman Waunakee, Wis.
23 Josh Berey-Wingate Midfield 5-9 185 Senior Homewood, Ill.
24 Joseph Furnstahl Midfield 6-0 165 Junior Eagan, Minn.
28 Collin Perry Defense 6-1 185 Junior Grayslake, Ill.
30 Kyle Mullins Goalie 6-2 230 Junior Lakewood, Colo.
44 Javez Vargas Defense 5-9 170 Senior Homewood, Ill.
47 Samuel Kopecky Goalie 5-10 325 Sophomore Sussex, Wis.
64 Billy Ertl Defense 5-11 240 Senior Danville, Ill.
Keileen Hubbard Manager Junior Compton, Calif.
Diego Rodriguez Manager 5-9 190 Freshman Lake Villa, Ill.

2017 University of Dubuque Men's Lacrosse Schedule 

February 18, 2017 at Concordia University - Wisconsin Mequon, Wis. L, 2-19
February 25, 2017 vs. Ottawa University Dubuque, Iowa W, 11-8
March 1, 2017 at Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa L, 7-12
March 4, 2017 vs. Trine College
   * Lace Up With LAX game
Dubuque, Iowa W, 12-9
March 11, 2017 at Carthage College *** Kenosha, Wis. L, 2-15
March 18, 2017 at Concordia University - Chicago River Forest, Ill. W, 19-6
March 22, 2017 at Illinois Wesleyan University *** Bloomington, Ill. L, 8-28
March 25, 2017 at Northland College Ashland, Wis. W, 17-6
March 28, 2017 at Monmouth College Monmouth, Ill. W, 7-5
March 31, 2017 vs. University of Northwestern-St. Paul Dubuque, Iowa W, 14-3
April 2, 2017 vs. University of Dallas Dubuque, Iowa W, 18-3
April 5, 2017 at Augustana College *** Rock Island, Ill. L, 6-19
April 8, 2017 vs. North Central University Dubuque, Iowa W, 21-0
April 12, 2017 vs. North Central College *** Dubuque, Iowa L, 3-11
April 15, 2017 at Carroll University *** Waukesha, Wis. W, 19-5
April 19, 2017 vs. Elmhurst College *** Dubuque, Iowa L, 3-13
April 29, 2017 vs. Clarke University Dubuque, Iowa W, 28-1
May 4, 2017 CCIW Tournament: Semifinals TBD TBD
May 7, 2017 CCIW Tournament: Finals TBD TBD
May 11, 2017 NCAA Regional Tournament: 1st Round TBD TBD

*** = College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin game
BOLD = Home game
Kasey Burst
Kasey Burst
Head Men's Lacrosse Coach

BA, Mount St. Mary's University; International Studies
BA, Mount St. Mary's University; Spanish

Office Phone: 563.589.3428
Office Location: 230 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to Open

Kasey Burst, a native of Syracuse, N.Y., joins the Spartans in 2016 after spending 18 months building the Clarke University men’s and women’s lacrosse programs which begin their first official season in 2016. Prior to Clarke, Burst spent three years as first assistant coach for Division III Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., where the Golden Knights' compiled a 26-19 overall record. In 2013, Clarkson advanced to the Liberty League championship before falling to eventual national runner-up Rochester Institute of Technology.

Burst also served one year as the assistant dean of undergraduate admissions at Clarkson.

Burst was a five-year member of the NCAA Division I Mount St. Mary's University (MD) lacrosse program, where he played defense in 37 games in his career. As a student-athlete, he earned three Academic All-Conference honors while a member of conference championship teams in 2010 (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) and 2011 (Northeast Conference), and competed in the 2010 NCAA National Tournament.

Nathaniel Davis
Nathaniel Davis
Graduate Assistant - Men's Lacrosse
Defensive & Recruiting Coordinator

Office Phone: 563.589.3240
Office Phone: 207.607.3400
Office Location: 302 Chalmers (CRWC)
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Nathaniel Davis, a Maine native, joined the Spartans in 2016 after working as an Defensive, Goalie, and Face off Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach and Director of Lacrosse Operations at Division I, Mount St. Mary's University, Maryland during the 2015 season. He also assisted with scouting and film reports in the journey to wins over solidified programs such as #20 Bucknell, Hobart, Delaware, and Furman University. He understudied for Hall of Fame Coaches HC Tom Gravante, Hobart/West Genesee, NY and AHC Tim McIntee, C.W. Post/East Islip, NY.

Prior to Mount St. Mary's, Davis spent two seasons as the Head Boy's Lacrosse Coach and Assistant to the Athletic Director of his Alma Mater, York High School in York Beach, Maine. Under his tutelage, the program compiled the best record in over 15 season program history, 2012:12-6, tabbed as Portland Press Herald top 5 teams to watch, with a State Semi-Final Appearance, producing Two Academic All-Americans, Two 1st Team All-Conference Selections. Davis also facilitated the Atlantic Sportswear 2013 Maine Senior All-Star Selection Game. He was mentored by Hall of Fame Coach Bob Manzi, Springfield/Suffren, NY.

He spent the fall of 2012 as The Williams College, Massachusetts (NESCAC) Football program Film Coordinator and Assistant Special Teams Coach- aiding in the production of HM All-American Kicker Joe Mallock. Williams College won the 2012-2013 NACDA Learfield Sports, Director's Cup for the highest point scoring Athletic Department, in NCAA Division III, in the nation. He was mentored by Hall of Fame Coach Jim Allen, Holy Cross/Mount Greylock, Massachusetts.

Davis’ Coaching tree expands by having coached at camps and clinics put on by staff’s at University of Notre Dame; University of Michigan; University of Detroit Mercy; Mount St. Mary’s University; Endicott, Gettysburg, and Roanoke Colleges. He spent multiple seasons officiating, as a patched USILA Level II Official.

He was a full field midfielder, for three seasons, of the Savannah College of Art & Design, Georgia Men's Lacrosse program. He was also a midfielder of the Norwich Military University, Vermont Men's Lacrosse program for one season, he was a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member.

Davis traveled to The Beijing Sports University, China as a midfielder for USA U-21 Summer Friendship Games with China, Japan, and Korea collegiate teams. Mentored by Head Coach Fuji Lozada, Harvard.

He served for the AmeriCorps, in conjunction with the American Red Cross Disaster Relief and Habitat for Humanities during Hurricane Katrina, in Past Christian, Mississippi in 2008 and Hurricane Irene, in Central Vermont in 2010; as well as OUR House of Central Vermont, Children’s Advocacy Center/SIU.

Davis is currently pursuing a Christian leadership degree from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary and is actively involved with the Men’s Russian National Team in the FIL World Games.

Zachary Howe
Zachary Howe
Graduate Assistant - Business
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach

BA, Emmanuel College

Office Phone: 563.589.3240
Office Location: 224 Mercer-Birmingham
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Zach Howe, a native of North Vancouver, BC, played four years for NCAA Division II Emmanuel College (Ga.) Men's Lacrosse program. He holds team records for career ground balls and ground balls in a season. Howe earned 2014 SELC All-Conference Honorable Mention. He was also a two year member of the Emmanuel College Men's Swim Team, earning Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll three times.

Howe worked for the Canadian Red Cross Society in the Water Safety Department, experience in match preparation with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015. Coached Special Olympics Soccer and Floor Hockey. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga.

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