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56 Seahawk athletes set to graduate

Kep Brown (36) during UNCW's matchup against Coastal Carolina at Brooks Field on March 26, 2019.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

May 8, 2020

WILMINGTON — Despite adversity faced due to COVID-19, UNC Wilmington athletes still found the focus to finish the 2019-2020 academic year strong. 14 of UNCW's 18 athletic teams boast at least one graduate on their roster. The swimming & diving teams harbor the most with 14 — seven on both...

Bambenek resigns as UNCW volleyball coach

Volleyball coach Amy Bambenek during one of her volleyball camps

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

WILMINGTON — Earlier this week, it was announced that UNCW volleyball head coach Amy Bambenek joined men's basketball coach C.B. McGrath as one of two coaches to leave the Port City in the last two weeks. After 11 years with the program, Bambenek took the head coach position at Ohio Dominican in Columbus,...

Seahawks fall to Towson in Sunday matchup

UNCW hosted Towson on Nov. 10, 2019.

Erin Howard, Contributing Writer

November 10, 2019

UNC Wilmington (14-14, 4-11 CAA) hosted the second game of its back-to-back, two-day homestand on Sunday in Hanover Hall as the Seahawks faced Towson. The 'Hawks looked to snap the Tigers’ undefeated CAA record, but fell short, losing the match 3-1.  UNCW came out strong, winning the first set, but fatigue set in as Towson (24-2, 14-0) took control of the next two. “After such a tough five...

Seahawks snap losing streak, down Phoenix 3-1

UNCW during its match against Elon on Oct. 6, 2019.

Erin Howard, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2019

UNC Wilmington took down Elon (8-9) on Sunday afternoon, to pick up its first conference win of the season. UNCW coach Amy Bambenek said she had one message for her team going into the game.  “They always play well here,” said Bambenek. “I told them ‘we just need to play better.’”...

Losing streak continues as UNCW falls to William & Mary

UNCW during its match against William & Mary on Oct. 4, 2019.

Zachary Kilby, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2019

The early stages of conference play have proven to be tough for the Seahawks as they dropped their first two matches against JMU and Delaware last week. Friday night was no different, as UNC Wilmington lost its third consecutive conference match to the Tribe (5-9). The Seahawks (10-6) still have a large ...

Seahawks close out Hampton Inns Classic with win

UNCW Volleyball takes on NC A&T on Saturday, Sep. 21, 2019.

Erin Howard, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2019

The Seahawks closed out the annual UNCW Hampton Inns Classic on Saturday with a dominant 3-0 win against North Carolina A&T.  The Seahawks got off to a slow start coming off their loss to Western Carolina earlier in the day. They trailed for much of the first set but were able to turn things aroun...

UNCW suffers first home loss to Western Carolina

No. 15 Kendall Bender and no. 5 Madison Peters

Zachary Kilby, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2019

Just as fall weather starts to be felt outside in Wilmington, N.C., the heat remained on the Seahawks inside of Trask Coliseum on Saturday as they took on Western Carolina. UNC Wilmington followed up Friday’s win against Drake with a hard loss to the Catamounts. This marks the Seahawks’ first ho...

Gallery: Beach Volleyball secures win over Tusculum

Elena Turnbull (32) during the Seahawks' matchup against Tusculum in the UNCW Dig & Dive Beach Classic on March 24, 2019.

Noah Powers, Assistant Sports Editor

March 24, 2019

UNC Wilmington (6-6) took a 5-0 win over Tusculum (4-8) Sunday morning during the UNCW Dig & Dive Beach Classic. The Seahawks went 1-1 on Saturday, sweeping Morehead State before being swept by Florida Gulf Coast. The Seahawks will square off against Coastal Carolina on Sunday afternoon to...

Davis tabbed as Volleyball assistant coach

The UNCW volleyball team celebrates

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

March 20, 2019

UNC Wilmington volleyball announced an addition to its coaching staff for the upcoming 2019-20 season on Wednesday. Hava Davis joins head coach Amy Bambenek's staff as an assistant coach for the Seahawk's indoor volleyball team. Davis has familiarity with the Colonial Athletic Association during a...

Finding Marie: Where sports and tragedy intersect

Finding Marie: Where sports and tragedy intersect

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

The biggest goals require the hardest sacrifices and can be shaped by the toughest tragedies. UNC Wilmington senior Jessica McClellan’s college journey may have more twists and turns than the average student. She gave up her love of volleyball to pursue her dream to enroll in law school. McClellan,...

Gallery: Seahawks down Campbell in home opener

The UNCW volleyball team celebrates

Noah Powers, Assistant Sports Editor

September 4, 2018

UNC Wilmington volleyball defeated Campbell University in its home opener Tuesday night  

Lott pegged as leader for beach volleyball

Lott pegged as leader for beach volleyball

Cody Critcher, Contributing Writer

March 15, 2018

With the beginning of spring sports seasons, it’s time for the UNC Wilmington volleyball team to transition from the hardwood to the sand. In just its third year as a program and its second as a member of the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA), the UNCW beach team looks to hit the 2018...

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