Women's Lacrosse

The University of Dubuque Women’s Lacrosse team, recently added as a varsity sport, began intercollegiate competition in the spring of 2013. Lacrosse is a relatively new sport in the Midwest, we encourage you to join and help establish the Spartans as a winning lacrosse team.

We welcome those who are new to the sport to step out and see what this high-paced game is all about. Expand your experiences and come see lacrosse which combines the discipline of many sports.

The Spartans competed in the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) in the Spring of 2014 before joining the Conference Colleges of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) in 2015. Current CCIW teams include Augustana College, Carthage College, North Central College, Elmhurst College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Carroll University, and in 2018 the University of Chicago will join.


Women's Lacrosse Season Wrap-Up

May 5, 2017

For the third straight season, the University of Dubuque women’s lacrosse team finished with a winning record, finishing the first season under head coach Sarah Decker with a 9-8 (2-4 CCIW) record.

Women's Lacrosse Close Season With Win At Elmhurst

Apr 29, 2017

On the final day of the regular season, the University of Dubuque women’s lacrosse team closed out their season with an 11-6 win over Elmhurst College.

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Upcoming Events

Women's Lacrosse

Feb 16, 2018 | 3:00 PM — 5:00 PM | Dubuque, Iowa.

vs Northwestern St. Paul

Women's Lacrosse

Feb 23, 2018 | 3:00 PM — 6:00 PM | Atchison, Kansas

at Benedictine

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Become a Spartan!

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

Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
4 Sara Rose Attack 6-0 Junior Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
7 Breann Tjaarda Midfield 5-6 Junior Aurora, Ill.
12 Rachel Stanley Defense 5-9 Freshman Moline, Ill.
18 Julianne Galante Attack 5-4 Freshman Tinley Park, Ill.
26 Claire Carlson Midfield 5-10 Freshman Blaine, Minn.
28 Kiera Donvoan Attack 5-4 Freshman Naperville, Ill.
29 Roseanne Crave Attack 5-5 Freshman Waterloo, Wis.
30 Hailey Sundberg Attack 5-2 Junior Rockford, Ill.
31 Kaley Weir Goalie 5-3 Sophomore Johns Creek, Ga.
32 Kyra Nelson G 5-7 Junior Mazomanie, Wis.

2018 University of Dubuque Spartans Women's Lacrosse


Feb. 16 

vs. Northwestern-St. Paul

Dubuque, IA

3:00 p.m.

Feb. 23

at Benedictine College

Atchison, KS

3:00 p.m.

Feb. 24

at Westminster College

Fulton, MO

1:00 p.m.

Mar. 3

at Cornell College

Mt. Vernon, IA

1:00 p.m.

Mar. 7

vs. Concordia University (WI)

Dubuque, IA

5:00 p.m.

Mar. 21

vs. Clarke University

Dubuque, IA

7:00 p.m.

Mar. 23

vs. Alma university

Ashland, WI

5:00 p.m.

Mar. 24

at Northland College

Ashland, WI

2:00 p.m.

Mar. 28

at Wartburg College

Waverly, IA

4:00 p.m.

Apr. 4

at Loras College

Dubuque, IA

7:00 p.m.

Apr. 7

at Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

1:00 p.m.

Apr. 11

vs. Carroll University**

Dubuque, IA

7:00 p.m.

Apr. 14

vs. Elmhurst College**

Dubuque, IA

12:00 p.m.

Apr. 18

at Augustana College**

Rock Island, IL

7:00 p.m.

Apr. 21

at North Central College**

Naperville, IL

4:00 p.m.

Apr. 28

vs. Illinois Wesleyan Univ.**

Dubuque, IA

1:00 p.m.

Bold = home
** = Conference Colleges of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW)

Sarah Decker
Sarah Decker
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach

MBA, University of Dubuque
BS, Central Michigan University; Psychology

Office Phone: 563.589.3683
E-mail: SDecker@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 223 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to Open

Sarah Decker joined the University of Dubuque coaching staff as a graduate assistant for Women’s Lacrosse in 2014.

Before joining the Spartans, Decker was a defensive starter at Central Michigan University, leading the conference in caused turnovers and ground ball controls. Following graduation, Decker became part of the Bellevue East Lacrosse Club in Bellevue, Wa. for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

Decker is originally from Rochester Hills, Mich. where she attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart. While at Sacred Heart she won four regional championships and three state championships.

Decker earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University in 2012 and her Masters of Business Administration from University of Dubuque in 2016.

Past Seasons

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2017 Record Book