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Maleeck Harden-Hayes and the Seahawks celebrate after defeating Hofstra on Monday night. (Photo by CAASports via Instagram)

Seahawks clinch CAA championship spot

Bailey Swogger, Sports Editor March 7, 2023

Washington, D.C. - It took overtime, but the UNCW mens basketball team overcame another 12 point deficit to defeat the CAA regular season champions, Hofstra, in the CAA semi-finals. Every Seahawk that...

Jamarii Thomas pushes to the backboard in the Seahawks fight against Drexel.

Seahawks march back from down 12 to live another day

Bailey Swogger, Staff Writer March 5, 2023
WASHINGTON D.C. - The Seahawks men’s basketball team prevailed after being down 12 with less than 13 minutes to play to keep their season alive. In the win or go home single elimination CAA tournament, Nick Farrar and the rest of the Seahawks rallied to defeat the Drexel Dragons 73-68.
Amir Kelly smiling for the camera. Photo from Amari Kelly.

Amari Kelly: Student, athlete, and father

Bailey Swogger, Sports Editor February 24, 2023
Amari Kelly can be found in the gym, in the classroom, or in Trask Coliseum during some of the greatest Seahawk basketball games ever. What most people don’t know about Amari is his responsibility of being a father, and his one-year-old son, Amir.
UNCW Softball begins the CAA Tournament on Feb. 9, 2023.

Seahawk Softball looks to pick up where they left off

Bailey Swogger, Sports Editor February 9, 2023
The UNCW softball team started their season today with games at home against Purdue Fort Wayne, East Carolina and Virginia Tech. The reigning CAA champion Seahawks are coming off of a 32-15 season and begin this year at the top of the CAA preseason poll.
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.
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