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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 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.’”...

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,...

Volleyhawks sweep Northeastern, hand Huskies their first CAA loss

UNCW's Brynn Montgomery sets up a kill in the Seahawks' 3-0 win over Northeastern on Thursday.

Noah Powers, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2017

Home for the first time in nearly two weeks, UNC Wilmington played host to Northeastern, a team which, prior to Thursday's match, was undefeated in CAA play. The Seahawks walked into Hanover Hall the clear underdog but did not let this season's shortcomings stop them from going toe-to-toe with the...

Past knee injuries no longer a concern for Brock in her senior season

Sydney Brock.

Vanessa Dickerson, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2017

Sydney Brock, the only senior on UNC Wilmington’s volleyball team, is back for the second-straight year after recovering from two knee surgeries that hindered her first two seasons for the Seahawks. Brock started off as a promising recruit out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas. She spent her...

Volleyhawks fall to College of Charleston in four sets

Volleyhawks fall to College of Charleston in four sets

Noah Powers, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2017

UNC Wilmington volleyball hosted Colonial Athletic Association rival College of Charleston on Wednesday. The Cougars (13-4, 2-1 CAA) have lead previous opponents in total kills and assists, but that did not stop the Seahawks from putting up a fight before ultimately falling short to Charleston in four...

Montgomery the latest in long line of CAA award winners

Brynn Montgomery.

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017

UNC Wilmington’s Brynn Montgomery has been named the CAA Rookie of the Week for her performances in helping the team to a 3-0 record last week. The setter had 22 kills, 52 assists and 25 digs as the volleyball team turned a four-game losing streak into a three-game winning streak and a sweep of...

Two for two: UNCW volleyball sweeps Morgan State

Two for two: UNCW volleyball sweeps Morgan State

Noah Powers, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2017

After putting their lengthy losing streak to rest against Liberty, the Seahawks have now turned around and won two in a row.

Courtyard by Marriott Classic begins with 3-1 win for UNCW

Maddy Kline (9) returns a serve in UNCW's 3-1 win over Liberty on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

Home for the first time this month after going 1-5 on a difficult road trip the past couple of weeks, the UNC Wilmington volleyball team was glad to return to Trask Coliseum for its first batch of games in the gymnasium this season.

UNCW tops Davidson in final day of Springhill Suites Invitational

UNCW tops Davidson in final day of Springhill Suites Invitational

Noah Powers, Contributing Writer

August 27, 2017

After suffering a loss to Appalachian State on Saturday in their second match of the Springhill Suites Mayfaire Invitational, UNC Wilmington looked to redeem itself Sunday afternoon against Davidson.

Recap: Springhill Suites Mayfaire Invitational

Recap: Springhill Suites Mayfaire Invitational

Noah Thomas and Bandon Sans, Seahawk Sports Staff

August 26, 2017

UNC Wilmington kicked off the 2017 volleyball season on Saturday with the Springhill Suites Mayfaire Invitation at Hanover Hall. The Seahawks hosted a pair of games against Loyola Maryland and Appalachian State.

Bouncing back: UNCW volleyball hopes to right the ship in 2017

Madison Peters, left, and Sydney Brock, right, block a spike attempt from a Barton player in UNCW's exhibition game vs. Barton College on Aug. 20.

Brandon Sans, Assistant Sports Editor

August 25, 2017

When UNC Wilmington begins its 2017 volleyball season on Saturday, it will do so with the youthfulness that has been a trend for UNCW sports this year.

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