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 , and Carroll University. 


Women's Lacrosse Defeated on Senior Day

Apr 22, 2017

On a perfect Saturday afternoon where the University of Dubuque women’s lacrosse team honored their seniors, the Spartans could not slow down the Carthage College Lady Red, falling 17-7.

Women's Lacrosse Dropped By Illinois Wesleyan

Apr 15, 2017

The University of Dubuque women’s lacrosse team struggled on the road on Saturday afternoon, falling to Illinois Wesleyan 17-2. The Spartans are now 8-6 overall and 1-2 in CCIW play.

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Upcoming Events

Women's Lacrosse

Apr 26, 2017 | 5:00 PM — 7:00 PM | Dubuque, Iowa

vs North Central College

Women's Lacrosse

Apr 29, 2017 | 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM | Elmhurst, Ill.

at Elmhurst College

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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.

Lace Up with LAX (300x275 px)

Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
3 Alora Esparza Midfield 5-2 Senior Silvis, Ill.
4 Sara Rose Attack 6-0 Junior Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
7 Breann Tjaarda Midfield 5-6 Junior Aurora, Ill.
8 Anna Grace Midfield 5-10 Sophomore Wheaton, Ill.
9 Abigail Taets Defense 5-3 Senior Waukee, Iowa
11 Jenna Runde Midfield 5-4 Sophomore Elgin, Ill.
12 Rachel Stanley Defense 5-9 Freshman Moline, Ill.
13 Robyn Wittkopf Midfield 5-8 Senior Pewaukee, Wis.
16 Jessi Tapia Midfield 5-1 Senior Hampton, Ill.
17 Ashlyn Ptasienski Midfield 5-6 Senior Stillman Valley, Ill.
18 Julianne Galante Attack 5-4 Freshman Tinley Park, Ill.
21 Itzel Rivera Defense 5-3 Senior Fort Knox, Ky.
25 Brooke Crossen Defense 5-5 Senior Madison, Wis.
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.

2017 University of Dubuque Women's Lacrosse

February 22

vs. Clarke University

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 15-4

February 25

vs. Monmouth College

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 14-4

March 4

vs. Olivet College  *Lace up with LAX game

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 14-2

March 9

vs. Cornell College

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 16-5

March 11

at University of Northwestern St. Paul

St. Paul, Minn.

L, 10-15

March 12

at Hamline University

St. Paul, Minn.

L, 3-8

March 24

vs. Northland College

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 14-7

March 25

vs. University of St. Mary (KS)

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 10-12

March 29

vs Wartburg College (Rescheduled from March 15)

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 9-5

April 1

at Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO.

L, 3-21

April 5

vs. Loras College

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 11-8

April 8

at Carroll University ***

Waukesha, Wis.

W, 12-7

April 12

vs. Augustana College ***

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 12-15

April 15

at Illinois Wesleyan University ***

Bloomington, Ill.

L, 2-17

April 22

vs. Carthage College ***

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

April 26

vs. North Central College ***

Dubuque, Iowa

7:00 p.m.

April 29

at Elmhurst College ***

Elmhurst, Ill.

1:00 p.m.





 ***College Conference of Illinois
and Wisconsin opponent




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.

Danielle DelDotto
Danielle DelDotto
Graduate Assistant - Women's Lacrosse

BS, Norwich University; Physical Education

Office Phone: 563.589.3240
E-mail: ddeldotto@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 224 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to Open

Danielle DelDotto joined the University of Dubuque Women's Lacrosse staff in July of 2016 as a Graduate Assistant. She was a four year starter on attack for Norwich University (Northfield, VT), and helped the Cadets win three consecutive conference championships that led to three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances. During her time at Norwich, DelDotto earned Second Team All-GNAC honors in 2009, 2010, 2011; as well as First Team All-GNAC and All-Tournament Team in 2012. In 55 collegiate games, she tallied 122 career points on attack for Norwich.

In addition to lacrosse, DelDotto also was a member of the Norwich Women’s Ice Hockey team and won two back-to-back ECAC East Championships in 2009 and 2010. In 2010, she was a finalist in the NCAA Division III National Championship in Saint Peter, Minn.. 

DelDotto is from North Andover, Massachusetts and attended Austin Preparatory School in Reading, Mass. where she was a four-year letter winner for ice hockey and lacrosse.

DelDotto earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with concentrations in Health and Coaching from Norwich University in 2012 and is currently pursuing a Masters of Communication degree from the University of Dubuque.

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