Women's Soccer

The University of Dubuque women’s soccer team is a model of consistency. The Spartans have qualified for the Iowa Conference Tournament 12 out the 15 years it’s been hosted, including eleven straight. UD won the IIAC Tournament Championship in 2009 and 2014 while claiming its first Iowa conference title in 2014.

The women’s team has nearly 170 victories in 16 years of the varsity program wtih 63 wins in the Iowa Conference. UD has nearly 60 All-Iowa Conference honorees including two MVP's, four Coach of the Year honors, eight All-Region, 65 Academic All-Iowa Conference, seven Academic All-Regions, and one Academic All-American selection.

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Carissa Brown Voted Second Team All-North Region

Dec 7, 2017

After being named Iowa Conference Defensive Player of the Year, University of Dubuque women’s soccer player, Carissa Brown, was named to the All-North Region Second Team by the United Soccer Coaches.

Seven Spartans Earn All-Iowa Conference Honors

Nov 7, 2017

The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced on Tuesday the 2017 women’s soccer all-conference teams. UD’s freshman defender, Carissa Brown, was voted IIAC Defensive MVP and a total of seven Spartans made the all-conference team.

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
00 Yasmine Resendiz GK 5-4 Freshman Streamwood, Ill.
0 Tori Roethler GK 5-5 Freshman Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 Harleigh Lewis GK 5-9 Junior Okinawa, Japan
2 Alexia Garza Defender 5-1 Freshman Silvis, Ill.
3 Alexa Martin Def/Mid 5-3 Sophomore Cedar Rapids, Iowa
4 Natalie Dienstbach Midfield 5-5 Freshman St. Louis, Mo.
5 Analicia Morales Defender 5-3 Junior Hanover Park, Ill
7 McKenna Young Mid/Fwd 5-2 Sophomore Plainfield, Ill.
8 Lauren Ellis Midfield 5-2 Freshman Palatine, Ill.
9 Meghan Moorman Midfield 5-3 Freshman Rockford, Ill.
10 Tiffany Limmex Forward 5-3 Freshman Spring Green, Wis.
11 Taylor Bettinger Forward 5-4 Junior Plain, Wis.
12 Lauren Cangelosi Forward 5-4 Junior Clarendon Hills, Ill.
13 Isabelle Robinson Forward 5-4 Freshman Cary, Ill.
14 Jaida Breese Defender 5-2 Freshman Naperville, Ill.
15 Kimberly Famiglietti Defender 5-7 Senior Muskego, Wis.
16 Olivia Sullivan Defender 5-6 Junior Richland, Mich.
18 Amanda Cheblek Midfield 5-11 Sophomore Lombard, Ill.
19 Erica Miller Midfield 5-0 Freshman Wauconda, Ill.
20 Jordan Cadena Midfield 5-6 Freshman Fairfax, Iowa
21 Lexus Rose Midfield 5-2 Junior Plainfield, Ill.
24 Carissa Brown Defender 5-7 Freshman Oswego, Ill.
26 Elizabeth Kelley Midfield 5-3 Junior Sugar Grove, Ill.
27 Emily Reisch Defender 5-4 Sophomore Vinton, Iowa
30 Hannah Sawyer Midfield 5-5 Freshman Urbandale, Iowa
97 Ireland Hill GK 5-10 Freshman Holy Cross, Iowa
98 Megan Moll GK 5-6 Junior Middleton, Wis.
99 Paige Dykstra GK 5-7 Junior Elgin, Ill.

2017 Schedule






Aug. 23

at Dominican (Scrimmage)



Sept. 1

vs. UW-La Crosse

Dubuque, IA

L, 0-4

Sept. 2

vs. Carthage

Dubuque, IA

W, 3-0

Sept. 7

vs. Cornell

Dubuque, IA

W, 2-0

Sept. 10

at UW-Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI

T, 1-1

Sept. 15

at Ripon College

Ripon, WI

L, 1-2 (OT)

Sept. 16

at UW-Oshkosh

Oshkosh, WI

L, 0-3

Sept. 20

at Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL

W, 1-0

Sept. 23

at Loras College*

Dubuque, IA

L, 0-2

Sept. 27

vs. UW-Platteville

Dubuque, IA

W, 1-0

Sept. 30

vs. Simpson College*

Dubuque, IA

W, 2-0

Oct. 4

at Wartburg College*

Waverly, IA

T, 0-0

Oct. 7

vs. Coe College*

Dubuque, IA

W, 2-1

Oct. 10 moved to Oct.11
due to wet field

at Central College*

Pella, IA

T, 0-0

Oct. 14 Cancelled

vs. North Central College

Dubuque, IA


Oct. 18

vs. NE Wesleyan University*

Dubuque, IA

W, 3-0

Oct. 21

at Buena Vista University*

Storm Lake, IA

W, 3-0

Oct. 24

vs. Luther College*

Dubuque, IA

W, 2-0

Oct. 28

IIAC Tourney - Bye



Nov. 1

IIAC Tourney Semis - Luther

Dubuque, IA

T, 1-1

Nov. 4

IIAC Tourney Championship



Bold = home, * = IIAC opponents

Jason Berna
Jason Berna
Assistant Athletic Director; Head Women's Soccer Coach

MA, Loras College; Athletics Administration
BA, Loras College; Physical Education

Office Phone: 563.589.3786
E-mail: JBerna@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 216 Mercer-Birmingham
Fax: 563.589.3425
Biography - Click to Open

Jason Berna joined the University of Dubuque in 2001. He started the men's and women's soccer programs in 2001 and was both the Men's and Women's Head Soccer coach for eight season before stepping down as the Men's Coach in 2008 to focus on leading women's program. Coach Berna led the Spartans to their first-ever regular season IIAC title and second IIAC Tournament title in school history during the 2014 season. The Spartans fell in the 2014 NCAA First Round in their second trip to the NCAA Tournament in school history.

In 2015, the Spartans reached their fourth consecutive, double-digit win season for the first time in school history after finishing 10-7-2. A trio of seniors left as the winningest class in school history with 53 wins. With two selections in 2015, it marked the seventh straight season Coach Berna has coached two or more First Team All-IIAC selections.

Berna's 2014 squad tied the school record with six All-IIAC selections. Its senior class compiled the second most wins (52) in school history. Senior Lauren Waddell became the only woman in school history to be named All-IIAC (2nd team or better) three times and was honored as UD's Female Senior of the Year for her four-year career accomplishments.

Berna has led the women's team to 12 straight conference tournament appearances and 13 out of 15 in the program's history. He was named IIAC Women's Coach of the year in 2005, 2009, 2012, and 2013. He led the men's team to two straight playoff appearances and reached the IIAC Tournament Championship semi-finals in his final year as the men's head coach. 

As the Women's Coach, he has coached: 52 All-Iowa Conference athletes (26-First Team/ 26-Second Team), 8 All-Region performers, 2 Conference MVP and 73 Academic All-Conference student-athletes. He has always pushed his teams to not only do well on the field, but in the class room. The women's program has received team academic awards from the NSCAA in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 for having above a 3.0 team GPA.

Berna graduated from Loras College in 2001 and played four years, was a three-time All-Iowa Conference selection, and three-year captain. He also trained and played in 1999 with the Des Menace PDL team for one summer before tearing his ACL for the second time. He was an assistant coach with his alma mater for one season with the men's and women's soccer programs before joining UD. Berna also serves as the Dubuque Soccer Club administrator and as an Iowa Olympic Development State Staff coach for the past five years.

Berna holds the highest coaching license offered by the United States Soccer Fedration, an "A" License as well as his NSCAA Goal Keeping License. He is also a state license instructor teaching the USSF "D" course on campus so students can obtain their beginning coaching license while attending UD.

Berna received a master's degree in Physical Education and Athletic Administration and an undergraduate degree in sports science from Loras College in 2001 and 1999. He and his wife Nicole reside in Dubuque with their children.

Women's Soccer Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque 
 Year Overall  IIAC     
 2001 4-12-1 2-7-0  8th Place   
 2002 10-8-1 4-4-1  6th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier 
 2003 8-10-0 3-5-0  4th Place   
 2004 10-9-1 3-4-1  5th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier 
 2005 12-6-2 5-2-1  3rd Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2006 9-10-0 3-5-0  4th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2007 13-5-2 4-3-1  4th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2008 9-8-3 4-3-1  5th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2009 15-6-1 6-2-0  2nd Place  *IIAC Tournament Champions; NCAA Tournament Qualifier 
 2010 11-8-2 6-2-0  3rd Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2011 9-8-1 4-3-1 5th Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2012 11-7-2 4-2-1  3rd Place  *IIAC Tournament Qualifier  
 2013 16-5-0 5-2-0 2nd Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
 2014 16-5-1 6-1 1st Place *IIAC Regular Season and Tournament Champions
2015 10-7-2 2-4-1 6th Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2016 6-10-1 2-6 7th Place
  Total    169-124-20    63-55-8     Only Coach in UD Women's Soccer History

Melissa Gaudet
Melissa Gaudet
Graduate Assistant - Women's Soccer

BA, Stephen F. Austin State University

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

Melissa Gaudet is entering her first season on the Spartans Women’s Soccer staff in 2017. She has an extenisve experience both playing and coaching. Prior to college, Melissa had exposure in the U15 Canadian National Team Pool. She played the past four years at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. In her collegiate career, she received 1st team All-Conference, as well as, NSCAA 2nd Team All-Central Region, and received NCAA tournament exposure. 

After college Gaudet spent a year as the assistant women’s soccer coach at University of Texas at Tyler. The team received an NCAA At-Large bid into the NCAA Tournament and earned one All-American student-athlete. 

Gaudet currently holds her National B Coaching License (Canada).

Cassandra Briscoe
Cassandra Briscoe
Graduate Assistant - Women's Soccer

BS, Northwestern State University

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

Cassandra Briscoe joined the University of Dubuque in 2017 as a graduate assistant of the women’s soccer team.  

Prior to UD, she played four years of NCAA Division I soccer at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. In her senior year, Briscoe was honored on the All-Louisiana First Team, Southland Conference All-Academic First Team, and All-Southland Conference Second Team. NSU was the first team in Louisiana to play in the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament She received her bachelor of arts degree while majoring in communications and minoring in psychology. 

A native of Caledon, Ontario, Canada, Cassandra has been coaching with the Caledon Soccer Club since 2015. She is pursuing a Masters of Business Administration degree at the University of Dubuque.

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2016 Record Book