Softball

The University of Dubuque softball team renovated the softball fieldin the summer of 2012 and is the newest in the Iowa Conference. The Spartans added brick dugouts, permanent seating (seats are from the old Comiskey Park in Chicago), and a new scoreboard. 

The Spartans defeated ranked teams the past three seasons and have become one of the toughest teams to beat under Head Coach Wendi Wipperfurth. UD has been among the leaders in home runs in recent years. Each spring the team travels south over spring break to face competition from teams at colleges across the United States.

News

Softball Busy Final Week in IIAC

Apr 22, 2017

The University of Dubuque softball team has a busy final week of the Iowa Conference season. Saturday the Spartans hosted the Simpson College Storm and lost the doubleheader 3-11 in game one and 5-8 in game two.

Softball Lose to #11-ranked Kohawks

Apr 18, 2017

The University of Dubuque softball team faced top-ranked Coe College on Tuesday and would the doubleheader to the #11-ranked Kohawks 3-8 in game one and 0-12 in five innings in game two.

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Upcoming Events

Softball

Apr 23, 2017 | 1:00 PM — 7:00 PM | Decorah, Iowa

at Luther College (postponed from April 15)

Softball

Apr 26, 2017 | 3:00 PM — 6:00 PM | Dubuque, Iowa

vs Buena Vista University

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Dia Borden OF 5-3 Senior Modesto, Calif.
3 Taylor Blair P 5-5 Junior Warrenville, Ill.
4 Taylor Allard UTL 5-3 Freshman Lake Mills, Wis
5 Ellie Schneider INF 5-10 Junior New Elm, Minn.
6 Mackenzie Kyle P 5-6 Sophomore Elkhorn, Wis.
7 Nicole Blum INF 5-2 Sophomore Dubuque, Iowa
8 Randee Jackson P/INF 5-10 Sophomore Burlington, Wis.
11 Gabby Marchese OF 5-4 Freshman Waukesha, Wis.
13 Brandy Heraty INF 5-5 Sophomore Hainesville, Ill.
16 Courtney Markin INF/C 5-6 Junior Colona, Ill.
18 Marlee Devroy C 5-6 Freshman De Pere, Wis.
20 Hailey Wang OF 5-4 Freshman Elkhorn, Wis.
21 Morgan Jakel INF 5-7 Freshman Scales Mound, Ill.
22 Cassandra Zaves INF 5-6 Freshman Menasha, Wis.
24 Chelsea Jargstorf-Benbenek INF 5-3 Freshman Johnsburg, Ill.
27 Kayleigh Leddy INF 5-8 Senior Milledgeville, Ill.
34 Makayla Witt P 5-9 Freshman Planfield, Ill.

2017 Schedule

Mar. 3-4

at Rochester Dome Tourney

Rochester, MN

 

 

 

Mar. 3

vs. Gustavus Adolphus College

Rochester, MN

L, 5-6

 

 

Mar. 3

vs. St. Olaf College

Rochester, MN

W, 5-3

 

 

Mar. 4

vs. Gustavus Adolphus College

Rochester, MN

L, 0-6

 

 

Mar. 4

vs. Macalester College

Rochester, MN

L, 1-4

 

 

Mar. 12-18

 at Central Florida Rebel Spring Games

 

 

 

 

 

Oceola County Softball Complex

 

 

 

 

 

1900 Ball Park Rd. Kissimmee, FL 34741

 

 

 

 

Mar. 12

vs. Ramapo College of N.J.

Field #4

L, 0-3

 

 

Mar. 12

vs. Carroll University

Field #3

L, 4-6

 

 

Mar. 13

vs. Mount St. Joseph University

Field #3

L, 1-6

 

 

Mar. 13

vs. Albright College

Field #3

W, 2-1

 

 

Mar. 14

vs. Transylvania Univ.

Field #2

L, 1-2

 

 

Mar. 14

vs. The College of New Jersey

Field #2

L, 1-9

 

 

Mar. 15

no games – off day

 

 

 

 

Mar. 16

vs. St. Norbert College

Field #1

W, 6-4

 

 

Mar. 16

vs. UW-River Falls

Field #5

L, 6-12

 

 

Mar. 17

vs. Hamilton College

Field #5

L, 5-8

 

 

Mar. 17

vs. #9-ranked Rowan University

Field #5

W, 2-0

 

 

Mar. 25

at Augustana Tournament

Moline, IL

 

 

 

Mar. 25

vs. Augustana College

Moline, IL

W, 9-0

 

 

Mar. 25

vs. Ripon College

Moline, IL

W, 8-1

 

 

Mar. 26

vs. Ripon College

Moline, IL

W, 3-0

 

 

Mar. 26

vs. Augustana College

Moline, IL

W, 6-3

 

 

Apr. 1

vs. Wartburg College *

Dubuque, IA

L, 1-11
L, 2-9

 

 

Apr. 4

at Loras College *

Dubuque, IA

L, 0-3
L, 1-3

 

 

Apr. 6

at UW-Whitewater

Whitewater, WI

L, 0-7
L, 0-10

 

 

Apr. 8

vs. Nebraska Wesleyan Univ. *

Dubuque, IA

L, 0-1
W, 6-0

 

 

Apr. 10

vs. UW-Platteville 

Dubuque, IA

W, 9-8
L, 4-6

 

 

Apr. 13

vs. Cornell College

Dubuque, IA

L, 3-6

 

 

Apr. 15

at Luther College * (Postponed 4/23)

Decorah, IA

1:00 p.m.

 

 

Apr. 18

at Coe College *

Cedar Rapids, IA

L, 3-8
L, 0-12

 

 

Apr. 22

vs. Simpson College * (Senior Day)

Dubuque, IA

1:00 p.m.

 

 

Apr. 26

vs. Buena Vista Univ. *

Dubuque, IA

3:00 p.m.

 

 

Apr. 29

at Central College *

Pella, IA

1:00 p.m.

 

 

May 5-6

at 2017 IIAC Softball Tournament #1 seed will host

 

 

 

 

BOLD = home    *=Iowa Conference contests

 

2016 Schedule
Final Record: 8-28, 1-11 IIAC

Feb. 27

at Rochester Dome Tourney

Rochester, Minn.

 

Feb. 27

vs. St. Catherine Univ. (Minn.)

Rochester, Minn.

L, 0-5

 

vs. College of St. Benedict (Minn.)

Rochester, Minn.

L, 6-7

Mar. 4

vs. UW-River Falls

Rochester, Minn.

L, 5-6

 

vs. St. Mary's Univ. (Minn.)

Rochester, Minn.

L, 0-8 (6)

Mar. 5

vs. Hamline Univ. (Minn.)

Rochester, Minn.

L, 2-3

 

vs. Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.)

Rochester, Minn.

L, 1-2

Mar. 13

at Central Florida Rebel Spring Games

Kissimmee, Fla.

Record: 5-5 

Mar. 13

vs. Lesley Univ. (Mass.)

Kissimmee, Fla.

W, 5-2

Mar. 13

vs. Rowan Univ. (N.J.)

Kissimmee, Fla.

L, 1-13 (5)

Mar. 14

vs. Utica Univ. (N.Y.)

Kissimmee, Fla.

L, 0-3

Mar. 14

vs. Dickinson College (Pa.)

Kissimmee, Fla.

W, 5-2

Mar. 15

vs. Hamilton College (N.Y.)

Kissimmee, Fla.

L, 2-4

Mar. 15

vs. Franklin & Marshall College (Pa.)

Kissimmee, Fla.

W, 1-0

Mar. 17

vs. Springfield College (Mass.)

Kissimmee, Fla.

W, 10-4

Mar. 17

vs. Ramapo College (N.J.)

Kissimmee, Fla.

L, 3-7

Mar. 18

vs. Washington College (Md.)

Kissimmee, Fla.

W, 3-1

Mar. 18

vs. Skidmore College (N.Y.)

Kissimmee, Fla.

L, 1-3

Mar. 22

at Cornell College (DH)

Mt. Vernon, Iowa

W, 5-2
W, 4-0

Apr. 2

at Gustavus Adolphus College

Oskaloosa, Iowa

L, 4-6

Apr. 2

at UW-La Crosse

Oskaloosa, Iowa

L, 2-4

Apr. 3

at Washington Univ.

Oskaloosa, Iowa

L, 1-7

Apr. 3

at William Penn Univ.

Oskaloosa, Iowa

L, 1-2

Apr. 9

at Simpson College (DH)**

Indianola, Iowa

L, 2-7
L, 1-6

Apr. 11

vs. Luther College (DH)**

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 0-9
L, 0-10 (6)

Apr. 16

vs. Central College (DH)**

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 2-5
L, 2-9

Apr. 19

at Loras College (DH)**

Dubuque, Iowa (LOR)

W, 17-10
L, 3-4

Apr. 23

vs. Coe College (DH)**

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 0-8 (6)
L, 1-5

Apr. 25

vs. UW-Whitewater (DH)

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 1-11 (5)
L, 5-9

Apr. 26

at Wartburg College (DH)**

Waverly, Iowa

L, 0-6
L, 0-4

May 1

at Buena Vista Univ. (DH)**

Storm Lake, Iowa

Cancelled

**Iowa Conference opponent

 

2015 Schedule

Record: 15-27, 5-9 IIAC

Date

Opponent

Location

Time/Result

Feb. 28

vs. Millikin University

Rochester, Minn.

W, 10-9

Feb. 28

vs. UW-Stevens Point

Rochester, Minn.

L, 0-8 (5 inn.)

Mar. 6

vs. St. Olaf University

Rochester, Minn.

W, 12-1

Mar. 6

vs. UW-La Crosse

Rochester, Minn.

L, 2-7

Mar. 7

vs. UW-La Crosse

Rochester, Minn.

L, 2-4

Mar. 7

Vs. UW-River Falls

Rochester, Minn.

W, 10-1

Mar. 14-22

Spring Break trip

Tucson, Ariz.

 

Mar. 16

Crown College (Minn.)

Tucson, Ariz.

W, 6-2
  Edgewood College Tucson, Ariz. W, 2-0
Mar. 17 Puget Sound (Wash.) Tucson, Ariz. L, 4-6
  UM-Crookston (Div. II) (Minn.) Tucson, Ariz. W, 8-0 (5)
Mar. 18 Huntington University (NAIA) (Ind.) Tucson, Ariz. L, 0-3
  Marian University (Wis.) Tucson, Ariz. L, 3-6
Mar. 20 UW-La Crosse Tucson, Ariz. L, 1-3
  Lewis & Clark (Ore.) Tucson, Ariz. W, 4-3
Mar. 21 Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) Tucson, Ariz. L, 7-8
  UW-La Crosse Tucson, Ariz. L, 2-4

Mar. 28

vs. St. Scholastica College (2)

Oskaloosa, Iowa

L, 0-9
W, 11-2

Mar. 29

vs. Gustavus Adolphus College (2)

Oskaloosa, Iowa

L, 4-8
L, 6-14

Mar. 31

vs. Wartburg College*

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 3-2
W, 8-6

Apr. 2

vs. Loras College*

Dubuque, Iowa (UD)

W, 12-9
L, 2-10 (5)

Apr. 10

at Central College*

Pella, Iowa

W, 3-1
L, 3-8

Apr. 11

vs. Buena Vista Univ.*

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 1-4
W, 4-3

Apr. 13

vs. UW-Platteville

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 4-3
L, 5-6

Apr. 16

at UW-Whitewater

Whitewater, Wis.

L, 1-8
L, 2-9

Apr. 18

at Coe College*

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

L, 2-6
L, 1-5

Apr. 21

vs. Simpson College*

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 3-8 (5)
L, 5-7

Apr. 22

at Cornell College

Mt. Vernon, Iowa

L, 0-8 (5)
L, 3-7

Apr. 26

at Luther College*

Decorah, Iowa

L, 1-7
L, 0-8 (6)

May 1

IIAC Tournament First Round
vs. Simpson College (Hosted by Luther)

Decorah, Iowa

W, 7-3

May 2 IIAC Tournament Second Round
vs. Central College (Hosted by Luther)
Decorah, Iowa L, 1-7

*Iowa Conference doubleheaders

Wendi Wipperfurth
Wendi Wipperfurth
Head Softball Coach

BA, University of Wisconsin - Platteville; Physical Education and Health

Office Phone: 563.589.3229
E-mail: wwipperfurth@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 229 Mercer-Birmingham
Fax: 563.589.3425
Biography - Click to Open

Wendi Wipperfurth was announced as the head softball coach at the University of Dubuque in 2011. Wipperfurth most recently was the head coach at Solon High School. She has been the Health and Physical Education teacher at Solon since 2006, assistant coach from 2007-2010, and was promoted to head coach in 2010.

Wipperfurth has led the Spartans to an IIAC Tournament berth in the last three seasons and has produced 18 All-Iowa Conference selections in her five season (5-First Team, 13-Second Team, and one Honorable Mention) and 4 AFCA All-Region selections. She is the winningest coach in UD softball history and set a single-season school record with 22 wins in 2014.

A native of Monroe, Wis., Wipperfurth was a four-year starter and letterwinner for the UW-Platteville Pioneers from 2002-2005. She was a two-time captain and a three-time WIAC All-Conference Selection (Honorable Mention-2003, First Team-2004, Honorable Mention-2005). Wipperfurth was an Academic All-WIAC Honoree in 2005 and earned the UW-P Pioneer Career Achievement Award in 2005.

Wipperfurth ranks fifth in the UW-P record book for homeruns in a season with eight in 2004, including a grand slam on March 29, 2004. She ranks second in career homeruns for the Pioneers with 19 and ranks 19th in the WIAC record book for career home runs. During her four-year career as a Pioneer she started in 149 games and had 134 hits with a slugging percentage of .483 and 76 RBI's.

As a high school prep, Wipperfurth was a First Team All-Badger South Conference catcher for the Monroe High School Cheesemakers. She has volunteered at annual camps and summer leagues from 2006-present for the Cheesemakers.

She is a 2005 graduate of UW-P and is currently pursuing a master's degree at the University of Northern Iowa.

 
Softball Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque
Year Overall IIAC    
2011 16-21 4-12 7th Place  
2012 18-22 6-10 7th Place  
2013 16-18 7-7 5th Place   *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2014 22-15 8-6 5th Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2015 15-27 5-9 6th Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2016 8-28 1-11 8th Place
  Total     95-131     31-55      Spartans All-Time Wins Leader

Caitlin Aulwes
Caitlin Aulwes
Graduate Assistant - Softball

BS, University of Dubuque; Health, Wellness and Sport

Office Phone: 563.589.3348
E-mail: caulwes@dbq.edu 
Office Location: Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to Open

Caitlin Aulwes joined the University of Dubuque Softball staff in the summer of 2015 as a graduate assistant. 

She was a four year starter for the University of Dubuque from 2010-2014 and served as a captain during her senior year. Aulwes was a 2014 University of Dubuque graduate, where she earned a bachelors of science in health, wellness and sport. She is currently pursuing a masters of business administration from the University of Dubuque.


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