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Maleeck Harden-Hayes and Eric Van Der Heijden celebrate during a game at Trask Coliseum. Photo by Paige OShields.
13 wins and counting: Seahawks look to defend streak against Cougars
Bailey Swogger, Sports Editor • January 9, 2023
For the second year in a row, the UNCW men's basketball team has set a new school record for consecutive wins in a season. After thirteen straight victories, the Seahawks have not lost a game since the Nov. 18 loss at the University of Connecticut, who is now ranked among the nation's best teams.
The UNCW mens basketball team posing with their trophy after conquering the 2022 Baha Mar Nassau Championship.
Seahawks win Baha Mar Championship
Bailey Swogger, Sports Editor • November 28, 2022
The UNCW men's basketball team took down North Texas in a defensive battle to capture the 2022 Baha Mar Nassau Championship on Sunday night with a final score of 55-51.
The UNCW Womens Basketball team celebrates an 84-59 victory over Mount Olive, ending their 2021-2022 losing streak.
UNCW Lady Seahawks snap basketball losing streak
Bailey Swogger, Sports Editor • November 18, 2022
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - On Wednesday, Tina Martin got her first win as the UNCW women’s basketball interim Head Coach with a 84-59 victory over Mount Olive, snapping a 21 game losing streak that stretches back to December 2021.
Shykeim Phillips gets greeted by his teammates on the sidelines on Monday’s game against the Tar Heels. Photo by Paige O’Shields.
Seahawks go toe-to-toe with the nation’s best
Bailey Swogger, Sports Editor • November 9, 2022
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - On Monday Nov. 7, the UNCW Seahawks men's basketball team suffered a loss in the first game of the season at the hands of the nation's top-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels. 
Pep Casas dribbles around defenders against Hofstra in the CAA tournament. Photo by Joe Browning.
Seahawks fall in men’s soccer semi-final
Bailey Swogger, Sports Editor • November 9, 2022
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Despite an 84-degree day in November, an unsettled UNCW crowd had boos raining from the stands early Sunday afternoon. The Seahawks took a heartbreaking loss to the Hofstra Pride 2-1 that will send Hofstra to face Elon for the CAA title on Saturday, but the boos were not because the Seahawks were losing.
Josef Hefele connects on a pass against Old Dominion. Photo by Joe Browning.
Win or go home: UNCW men's soccer prepares for semi-finals
Parker Ormsby, Staff Writer • November 6, 2022
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - The UNCW men’s soccer team earned a total of nine clean sheets throughout regular season play this year. This achievement assisted them in receiving the no. 2 seed, as well as a bye straight into the CAA tournament semi-final game, where they will have home-field advantage.
Jamarii Thomas runs the offense against Emory & Henry on Nov. 2. Photo by Bailey Swogger.
Bring on the nation’s best: Seahawks start basketball season with a bang
Bailey Swogger, Sports Editor • November 3, 2022
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - The Seahawks blew through their exhibition match opponents on Wednesday night with an 88-47 routing of Emory & Henry to set up one of the most anticipated games in UNCW basketball history. On Monday, UNCW men’s basketball will travel to Chapel Hill to take on the top-ranked team in the country, the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Gabriel Perrotta directs the team during one of their 2022 matchups. 
Photo by Joe Browning.
Perrotta and the Seahawks eye the conference crown
Bailey Swogger, Sports Editor • November 2, 2022
The UNCW men’s soccer team will compete for the CAA conference tournament over the next two weeks, and with their second place finish in the league, the Seahawks have the pleasantries of home field advantage through the semifinals.
The UNCW dance team performs for the crowd to get the fans excited. The Hawtie Hawks are coached and choreographed by Joolie Davis. Photo by Emily Kimbrough
Lights, camera, madness! UNCW’s Midnite Madness kicks off basketball season
Bailey Swogger, Sports Editor • October 26, 2022
On Friday night, Trask Coliseum's student section was filled and plenty of other fans piled in for UNCW’s annual Midnite Madness to kick off the basketball season. The night featured plenty of UNCW’s best talents including the dance team, cheerleaders, pep band and both men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as some students participating in games for the chance to win prizes.
UNCW womens basketball against Northeastern on Feb. 28, 2020 at Trask Coliseum
UNCW women's basketball looks to bounce back this season
Bailey Swogger, Sports Editor • October 24, 2022
After a lackluster 2021-2022 season, with only three wins and nothing to show for in the CAA Tournament, the UNCW women's basketball team looks to turn around the program with leadership from interim head coach Tina Martin. Coach Martin isn’t exactly new to this situation as she turned around a six-win Delaware team in 1998 to conference champions just three years later.
UNCW Womens Soccer player #6 Madison Henry shooting a goal.
Henry’s hat trick secures Seahawk's win against Spartans
Bailey Swogger, Sports Editor • September 13, 2022

GREENSBORO, North Carolina - On Sunday, the Seahawk women’s soccer team routed the UNC Greensboro Spartans 5-1.  The offensive explosion...

UNCW Softball after winning the 2022 CAA Championship on Mar. 14, 2022.
Seahawk Softball makes history
Bailey Swogger, Staff Writer • May 16, 2022

ELON, North Carolina - For the first time ever, the UNCW softball team will be going to the NCAA Tournament. The Seahawks took down Hofstra,...

UNCW mens tennis team after winning the 2022 CAA Mens Tennis Championship.
UNCW men’s tennis brings home hardware
Bailey Swogger, Staff Writer • April 26, 2022

ELON, North Carolina - On Sunday, the UNCW’s men’s tennis team secured its eighth CAA Championship in the past 13 years after defeating Elon,...

Jac Croom celebrating after hitting a home run against NC State on Apr. 12, 2022.
Diamond Hawks continue to overcome injuries in weekend sweep over Towson
Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor • April 19, 2022
Throughout this past weekend’s series against Towson, UNCW was without arguably its two best players. Both Brooks Baldwin and Dillon Lifrieri failed to make an appearance during the three-game slate, leaving the top of the Seahawk order in question. But again, UNCW’s supporting cast stepped up to the plate when they were needed most.
Harry’s Game children walking hand-in-hand with UNCW athletes.
Harry's Game is more than just a game
Bailey Swogger, Staff Writer • April 8, 2022
‘Harry’s Game,’ named after Heaney’s son who has down syndrome, has been a charitable event that has become increasingly popular in the Wilmington community over the years, which has also had a positive impact on Harry.

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