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									                                  2009-10 UNCW Athletics Review
    UNCW ran its string of CAA titles in men’s swimming and diving to a remarkable nine championships
and the men’s and women’s soccer teams enjoyed the sweet taste of post-season play for the first time
in a memorable 2009-10 athletic year that culminated with the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Champion-
ships at the Country Club of Landfall.
    The Seahawks started the campaign in a big way by winning the men’s and women’s soccer titles for
the first time. Paul Cairney’s women ran the table in Boston and clinched the title on sophomore Erin Par-
dini’s decisive goal in a 1-0 victory over James Madison. Men’s coach Aidan Heaney, who was named CAA
Coach-of-the-Year for the second straight season, guided the Seahawks to an unbeaten regular season
on the pitch and then piloted his club to back-to-back 1-0 victories over Old Dominion and Northeastern
for the hardware.
    The Seahawks, who wound up No. 22 in the final NSCAA poll, edged Charlotte on penalty kicks in a
first-round NCAA match before suffering a 2-1 setback to national semifinalist Wake Forest in Winston-
Salem. Junior Indy Smith was named CAA Defensive Player-of-the-Year for the second straight season.
    Led by NCAA participants Rob Anderson and Caitlin Kirsteier, the men’s and women’s swimming teams
enjoyed outstanding seasons. Anderson became the third men’s swimmer to compete in the NCAA’s af-
ter helping the Seahawks punctuate their ninth championship with an easy victory over George Mason.
Kirsteier became the first women’s swimmer to start on the blocks in the NCAA meet after setting three
individual school records and swimming on four record-setting relay teams.
    In men’s and women’s basketball, the two teams battled inconsistency in their final seasons with their
respective head coaches. The men did knock off defending NIT champion Penn State in the Charleston
Classic, while the women advanced to the finals of the UNCW Hampton Inn Invitational and the Maryland
Terrapin Classic.
    The spring season witnessed the men’s golf team returning to the NCAA Regionals for the first time
since 2005. Coach Matt Clark’s squad won a pair of tournaments behind All-CAA performers Derek Wal-
lace and Josh Brock and after a disappointing finish the conference tournament, gained an invitation to
the New Haven Regionals hosted by Yale.
    The women’s golf team captured the Lady Seahawk Classic title for the third time behind medalist
Carmen Perez-Narbon and sophomore Sofia Hagsund was invited to play in the NCAA East Regional as
an at-large entry.
    In tennis, the men made another run at the CAA title, climbing as high as 48th in the ITA poll, and the
women recorded their seventh consecutive winning season as Jenny Garrity picked up her 200th collegiate
coaching victory.
    On the oval, five thinclads qualified for the NCAA East Regionals in Greensboro, N.C. Senior workhorse
Devon Watlington was named the Outstanding Performer in the CAA meet after winning the 110 and 400
Hurdles. Fellow senior Kathleen Casto broke the CAA record in the 10,000 meters to cap a comeback
story for the gritty distance runner.
    The baseball team posted its first regular season sweep of state rival N.C. State and made a dramatic
run in the CAA Baseball Championship, reaching the title game for the second consecutive season behind
CAA Defensive Player-of-the-Year Mike Rooney.
    In the classroom, the Seahawks continued to excel. Twenty-one student-athletes compiled a perfect
4.00 grade point average in the Fall, 2009, semester and another all-time high was set in the Spring, 2010,
term when 25 achieved perfection.
    UNCW was well represented during the CAA’s 25th Anniversary celebration. A total of 28 former stand-
outs were recognized on their respective sport’s anniversary squads. Moreover, all-time great Brett Blizzard
was named a Silver Star recipient, designating him as one of the league’s top 25 all-time performers.
    The 2010 class of the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame was inducted during a special ceremony on Jan.
30, 2010, in the Burney Center Ballroom. Gwen Austin, Bruce Cavenaugh, Dan Gallagher, Bill Harris and
George Rountree, III, made up the eighth class of the elite group.
    Two large-scale events - the 2010 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships and the 2010 CAA
Baseball Championships - concluded an event-filled 2009-10 athletic year in a fitting way.
                                     2009-10 Sport Summaries


 Seahawks went 33-27 overall and 16-13 against CAA opponents, including a 3-2 record in the
 season-ending conference tournament.

 Seahawks advanced to the championship game of the CAA Baseball Championship for the second
 straight year before falling to VCU, 7-5, on May 29, 2010.

 UNCW hosted the CAA Baseball Championship for the seventh consecutive season and the 10th time

 Seahawks were honored on the All-CAA team. Cody Stanley (First-Team), Robbie Monday (Second-
 Team), Cam Roth (Second-Team), Hunter Ridge (Third-Team, All-Rookie) and Michael Bass (All-Rookie)
 each collected honors.

 Senior shortstop Michael Rooney was named the CAA’s Defensive Player-of-the-Year.

 Daniel Cropper, Matt Holt, Tyler McSwain, Robbie Monday, Thomas Pope and Hunter Ridge made the
 All-Tournament Team at the 2010 CAA Championship.

 Newcomer Hunter Ridge was named to the Collegiate Baseball and PING Freshman All-America teams
 after leading the Seahawks with a .348 batting average.

 Seahawks were selected in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. Catcher Cody Stanley (4th
 Round, St. Louis), pitcher Stephen Harrold (12th Round, San Francisco), pitcher Seth Frankoff (27th
 Round, Oakland), Cameron Roth (29th Round, Baltimore) and Mike Rooney (30th Round (Baltimore)
 had their name called by big league teams.

 Robbie Monday (First-Team), Hunter Ridge (First-Team) and Cody Stanely (Second-Team) were
 named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-East squad.

                                          Men’s Basketball

 Seahawks finished their fourth and final season under Benny Moss with a 9-22 overall record and
 a 5-14 record in the CAA. UNCW tied for ninth place in the CAA’s regular season standings.

 UNCW upset Wiliam & Mary, 62-61, on Jan. 4, 2010, in Williamsburg, Va., when the Tribe featured an
 RPI of No. 2 nationally.

 Seahawks finished 30th nationally in 3-point field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to
 30.3 percent shooting behind the arc.

uards Johnny Wolf and Chad Tomko ranked 1-2 in free throw shooting in the conference. Wolf connected
 on 88.6 percent to lead the circuit and Tomko followed close behind at 84.1 percent.

 Junior point guard Chad Tomko became only the 20th player in UNCW history to break the 1,000 point

 Freshman Keith Rendleman ranked ninth among the CAA’s freshmen in scoring (5.9 ppg) and third in
 rebounding (6.1 rpg).
Seniors Darion Jeralds, Daniel Mercer and Josh Sheets were honored on the CAA’s All-Academic Team.
 Jeralds made First-Team, while Mercer and Sheets each garnered Third-Team honors.

Team Awards: Coach’s Award: Keith Rendleman; Most Improved Player: Trevor Deloach; Most Valuable
 Player: Ahmad Grant

                                        Women’s Basketball

 Seahawks closed out Ann Hancock’s 10th and final season with a 12-19 overall record and 7-13
 against CAA clubs.

 women’s basketball team advanced to the finals of the UNCW Hampton Inn Invitational and the
 Maryland Terrapin Classic.

 team set a CAA Tournament record by holding Towson to just 30 points in 50-30 victory over the
 Tigers on March 11, 2010, at the JMU Convocation Center.

 Senior Greta Luksyte and junior Brittany Blackwell each eclipsed the 1,000 point plateau.

Brittany Blackwell collected All-CAA honors for the third straight season, earning Third-Team All-CAA

 Senior Casey Sawhook was a Second-Team All-Academic selection and Greta Luksyte picked up
 Honorable Mentional All-Academic accolades.

reta Luksyte became the program’s all-time leader in games played with 121 appearances.

Team Awards: Coach’s Award: Casey Sawhook; Most Improved Player: Casey Sawhook; Most Valuable
 Player: Brittany Blackwell

                                        Men’s Cross Country

 Seahawk harriers finished seventh out of eight teams at the CAA Championships.

 team captured first place at the Seahawk Invitational.

 Sophomore Wil Zahorodny was UNCW’s top finisher at the CAA Championships, covering the 8K course
 in New Market, Va., in 26:04 for 20th place overall.

il Zahorodny was named CAA Runner-of-the-Week after placing third at the Seahawk Invititational.

 team also recorded top five finishes at the Campbell Cross Country Carnival, Mountaineer Open,
 and Mason Invitational.

 Championship Standings: William and Mary, 21; George Mason, 57; Delaware, 81; Northeastern,
 129; VCU, 130; Georgia State, 173; UNCW, 176; Hofstra, 225.

 Team Awards: Coach’s Award: Cam Shaver and Ross Monroe; Top Newcomer: Max Mittelman; Most
 Valuable Runner: Wil Zohorodny
                                      Women’s Cross Country

 Seahawk women finished sixth out of 10 teams at the CAA Championships, but were just 21 points
 out of third place.

 Senior Kathleen Casto was UNCW’s top finisher at the CAA Championships, covering the 6K course in
 New Market, Va., in 21:48 for 13th place overall.

 team opened the season by taking first at the Campbell Cross Country Carnival and then captured
 the Seahawk Invitational.

 Seahawks also posted top four finishes at the Mountaineer Open, Mason Invitational and Blue Ridge
 Mountain Open.

 Seahawks were named a National All-Academic Team for the seventh year in a row.

CAA Championship Standings: William and Mary, 33; James Madison, 40; George Mason, 126;
 Delaware, 127; Towson, 139; UNC Wilmington, 147; Northeastern, 154; Georgia State, 188; VCU,
 265; Hofstra, 295.

 Team Awards: Coach’s Award: Bernadette O’Neill and Christina Borowiec;Top Newcomer: Katy Haran;
 Most Valuable Runner: Kathleen Casto

                                             Men’s Golf

In Matt Clark’s second season, the Seahawks earned an invitation to the NCAA Regionals hosted by
 Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

The team captured two championships during the season - the VCU Shootout and the River Landing

The Seahawks wound up seventh out of 11 teams at the CAA Championships in Hot Springs, Va.

 out of the team’s seven players had a top-10 finish this season.

The team finished 10th out of 14 teams at the NCAA’s New Haven Regional. Freshman Stefan Brewer
 led the way with a three-day total of 212 for 29th place overall.

Senior Derek Wallace and junior Josh Brock collected First-Team All-CAA honors.

Stefan Brewer was named the CAA’s Rookie-of-the-Year.

Josh Brock was named to the PING All-East Region squad.

 Team Awards: Break Out Performer: Josh Brock; Coach’s Award: Derek Wallace

 Championship Team Results: Towson (283-301-301=885), William & Mary (292-305-299=896),
 VCU (290-303-304=897), Old Dominion (304-301-294=899), Georgia State (296-305-299=900), Delaware
 (301-298-307=906), UNCW (304-307-297=908), James Madison (304-309-310=923), Drexel (309-302-
 320=931), George Mason (308-319-312=939), Hofstra (331-332-341=1004).

 Final 2009-10 Individual and Team Statistics:
   Player                        Tournaments         Rounds         Stroke Avg.
   Thomas Bass, Fr.                    4             11               75.0
   Stefan Brewer, Fr.                 12             34               74.6
   Josh Brock, Jr.                    12             35               72.7
   Ryan Sullivan, Jr.                 12             35              75.3
   Michael Taylor, Jr.                 8             23              76.0
   Derek Wallace, Sr.                 12             35              73.4
   Taylor Zimmerman, So.               7             20               75.7
   Team                               12             35              293.6

                                           Women’s Golf

The Seahawks finished third out of 10 teams at the CAA Championships in Hot Springs, Va.

 Coach Cindy Ho’s club fashioned four top-three finishes and captured their own Lady Seahawk
 Classic for the third time.

Senior Carmen Perez-Narbon recorded her fourth tournament victory by capturing first place in the
 Lady Seahawk Classic.

 Carmen Perez-Narbon placed third at the CAA Championships with a three-round total of 74-76-

 Sophomore Sofia Hagsund earned First-Team All-CAA honors and registered three top-10 finishes.

 Carmen Perez-Narbon was a Second-Team All-CAA selection and All-Tournament choice.

 a Hagsund received an invitation to play in the NCAA East Regional in Greenville, N.C. She tied
 for 54th place with a 54-hole total of 75-73-76=224 at the Ironwood Golf and Country Club.

 Team Awards: Coach’s Award: Ashley Tait; Most Valuable Player: Carmen Perez-Narbon, Sofia

 Championship Team Results: Georgia State (308-315-300=923), James Madison (309-315-
 308=932), UNCW (307-318-315=340), William & Mary (322-323-306=951), Xavier (316-330-308-
 954), Richmond (323-325-320=968), Old Dominion (319-344-326=989), Dayton (342-338-326=1006),
 Towson (341-347-343=1031), Hofstra (345-369-334=1048).

 Final 2009-10 Individual and Team statistics:

   Player                        Tournaments         Rounds         Stroke Avg.
   Sofia Hagsund, Jr.                  11             32               75.8
   Cristina Manrique, Jr.             10             29              81.0
   Alei Mitchell, So.                 10             28              82.2
   Alexa Park, Fr.                     2              6               83.2
   Carmen Perez-Narbon, Sr.           10             29              76.1
   Ashley Tait, Sr.                   10             29               78.5
   Sara Wagner, Sr.                    1              3               86.0
   Team                               10             29              310.1
                                          Men’s Soccer

 men’s soccer team enjoyed its most successful season in history, carving out a 14-3-5 record.

 Seahawks went 8-0-3 to win the CAA regular season title and then captured their first CAA
 championship by defeating Old Dominion and Northeastern by identical 1-0 scores.

 Coach Heaney’s team defeated Charlotte on penalty kicks in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
 before losing to semifinalist Wake Forest, 2-1, in the second round.

 Seahawks wound up ranked 22nd in the nation by the NSCAA.

 Smith (First Team), David Acosta (Second Team), Brock Duckworth (Second Team), Daniel Roberts
 (Third Team) and Etienne Boulanger (All-Rookie) collected post-seaosn honors from the CAA.

 Smith became UNCW’s first All-American selection since the school turned Division I.

 Aidan Heaney was named CAA Coach-of-the-Year for the second consecutive season.

Aidan Heaney and assistant coach Steve Magee were voted Regional Coach and Assistant Coach-of-
 the-Year. Heaney was also a finalist for National Coach-of-the-Year.

Team Awards: Player-of-the-Year Award: Brock Duckworth, Indy Smith; Johnny Miller Memorial
 Award: David Acosta

                                         Women’s Soccer

Coach Paul Cairney’s team concluded a memorable season with a 13-8-1 overall record and a 9-3-1
 mark against CAA opponents.

The Seahawks captured their first CAA crown by defeating Hofstra, 2-1, and James Madison, 1-0, in
 Brookline, Mass.

Georgia blanked UNCW, 3-0, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 13, 2009, in Chapel

 Sophomore midfielder Erin Pardini was named Most Outstanding Player in the CAA Championship,
 while freshman goalkeeper Caitlin Hunter and defenders Brittany Croce and Lindsay Henry also
 collected All-Tournament honors.

 team tied the school record with 13 wins and went 7-0 against conference opponents in road or
 neutral games.

 Junior Megan Novak was a Second-Team All-CAA pick and Third-Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region

 team was recognized for the sixth straight year by the NSCAA as a College Team Academic
 Award winner.

 Team Awards: Rookie-of-the-Year: Stephanie Rose; Most Improved Player: Caitlin Hunter; Most
 Valuable Player: Brittany Croce
                                   Men’s Swimming & Diving

 Coach Dave Allen’s 33rd season, the men’s team finished with an 8-2 dual meet record and
 captured its ninth consecutive CAA Championship.

 Meet Results: UNC Wilmington (705), George Mason (633), Delaware (542.5), Old Dominion
 (498), Drexel (392), William & Mary (386.5), Towson (237)

 The Seahawks set five school records and one conference mark.

Senior Rob Anderson was named the CAA’s Swimmer-of-the-Year.

UNCW featured four conference champions in the CAA Meet:
 • 50-Yard Freestyle, Rob Anderson, 20.04
 • 100-Yard Breaststroke, Rob Anderson, 53.91
 • 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, Alex Aguilar, Rob Anderson, Robbie Munch, Bobby Guntoro, 1:20.13
 • 400-Yard Medley Relay, Andrew Rogers, Rob Anderson, Tucker Waldron, Alex Aguilar, 3:15.83

 UNCW wound up No. 5 in CollegeSwimming.com’s final mid-major poll.

 Seahawks set five school records in 2009-10:
 • 100-Yard Breaststroke, Rob Anderson, 53.53, 02-26-10
 • 200-Yard Breaststroke, Bennett Rainey, 2:03.59, 02-27-10
 • 100-Yard Butterfly, Bobby Guntoro, 48.54, 02-26-10
 • 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, Alex Aguilar, Rob Anderson, Robbie Munch, Bobby Guntoro, 1:20.13,
 • 200-Yard Medley Relay, Bobby Guntoro, Rob Anderson, Tucker Waldron, Alex Aguilar, 1:29.06,

 Anderson became the third swimmer in the history of the men’s program to qualify for the NCAA
 Swimming and Diving Championships. He finished 46th in the 50 Freestyle (20.22) and 24th in the
 100 Breaststroke (53.89) at Ohio State’s McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

 UNCW’s Men’s All-CAA Performers: Rob Anderson (50-Yard Freestyle, 100-Yard Freestyle, 100-
 Yard Breaststoke, 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, 400-Yard Freestyle Relay, 200-Yard Medley Relay, 400-
 Yard Medley Relay); Alex Aguilar (50-Yard Freestyle, 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, 400-Yard Freestyle
 Relay, 200-Yard Medley Relay, 400-Yard Medley Relay); Scott Royal (1650-Yard Freestyle); Bobby
 Guntoro (100-Yard Backstroke, 100-Yard Butterfly, 200-Yard Medley, 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, 400-
 Yard Freestyle Relay, 200-Yard Medley Relay); Luke Murphy (400-Yard Medley); Robbie Munch (200-
 Yard Freestyle Relay, 400-Yard Freestyle Relay); Tucker Waldron (200-Yard Medley Relay, 400-Yard
 Medley Relay); Andrew Rogers (400-Yard Medley Relay)

 Team Awards: Rookie-of-the-Year: Robbie Munch; Dan Gallagher Most Improved Swimmer:
 Alex Aguilar; Seahawk Award: Bennett Rainey; Outstanding Diver: Koby Salinas; Sam O’ Leary
 Outstanding Swimmer: Rob Anderson.

                                Women’s Swimming and Diving

 women’s swimming and diving team fashioned an 11-3 dual meet record and finished second at
 the CAA Championships.

 Championship Standings: Towson (792), UNCW (633.5), James Madison (533), William &
 Mary (395.5), George Mason (373), Old Dominion (298.5), Delaware (245.5), Northeastern (179),
 Drexel (109).

 team set 11 school records and two conference records.

 Coach Dave Allen’s team closed out the year ranked 11th in the CollegeSwimming.com mid-major

 Senior Caitlin Kirsteier became the first female to participate in the NCAA Swimming & Diving
 Championships. She finished 39th in the 50 Freestyle (22.67), 32nd in the 100 Butterfly (53.81) and
 45th in the 100 Freestyle (49.98) at the Purdue Aquatic Center.

UNCW featured five conference champions in the CAA Meet:
 • 50-Yard Freestyle, Caitlin Kirsteier, 22.73
 • 200-Yard Backstroke, Stephanie Forlenza, 1:58.80
 • 100-Yard Butterfly, Caitlin Kirsteier, 53.43
 • 400-Yard Freestyle Relay, Caitlin Kirsteier, Mattie Riley, Caroline Huber, Anna Munger, 3:22.32
 • 200-Yard Medley Relay, Alden Dyer, Carly Tanner, Caitlin Kirsteier, Mattie Riley, 1:41.08

 Seahawks set 11 school records:
 • 50-Yard Freestyle, Caitlin Kirsteier, 22.67, 02-25-10
 • 100-Yard Freestyle, Caitlin Kirsteier, 49.68, 02-27-10
 • 200-Yard Freestyle, Libby Mayock, 1:49.42, 02-26-10
 • 100-Yard Backstroke, Stephanie Forlenza, 55.94, 02-26-10
 • 200-Yard Backstroke, Stephanie Forlenza, 1:58.80, 02-27-10
 • 100-Yard Butterfly, Caitlin Kirsteier, 53.06, 11-07-09
 • 200-Yard Butterfly, Caroline Little, 2:03.05, 02-27-10
 • 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, Caitlin Kirsteier, Mattie Riley, Caroline Huber, Anna Munger, 1:31.77,
 • 400-Yard Freestyle Relay, Caitlin Kirsteier, Mattie Riley, Caroline Huber, Anna Munger, 3:22.32,
 • 200-Yard Medley Relay, Alden Dyer, Carly Tanner, Caitlin Kirsteier, Mattie Riley, 1:41.08, 02-26-10
 • 400-Yard Medley Relay, Mattie Riley, Carly Tanner, Caitlin Kirsteier, Anna Munger, 3:43.24,

UNCW’s Women’s All-CAA Performers: Caitlin Kirsteier (50-Yard Freestyle, 100-Yard Butterfly, 200-
 yard Freestyle Relay, 400-Yard Freestyle Relay, 200-Yard Medley Relay, 400-Yard Medley Relay);
 Mattie Riley (50-Yard Freestyle, 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, 400-Yard Freestyle Relay, 200-Yard
 Medley Relay, 400-Yard Medley Relay, 100-Yard Backstroke); Anna Munger (100-Yard Freestyle,
 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, 400-Yard Freestyle Relay, 400-Yard Medley Relay); Libby Mayock (200-
 Yard Freestyle); Hilary Fritz (100-Yard Backstroke, 200-Yard Backstroke); Stephanie Forlenza (200-
 Yard Backstroke); Laura Chinni (200-Yard Backstroke); Caroline Huber (200-Yard Freestyle Relay,
 400-Yard Freestyle Relay); Alden Dyer (200-Yard Medley Relay); Carly Tanner (200-Yard Medley
 Relay, 400-Yard Medley)

Team Awards: Rookie-of-the-Year: Rachel Wilson; Most Improved Swimmer: Stephanie Forlenza;
 Seahawk Award:Caitlin Kirsteier; Outstanding Diver: Amanda MacCreery; Outstanding Swimmer:
 Caitlin Kirsteier

                                             Men’s Tennis

The Seahawks closed out the 2009-10 season with a 15-6 record and achieved the highest ranking in
 school history at No. 48.

 Coach Mait DuBois and his team posted their second highest conference finish in the program’s

 team participated in the National Indoors for the first time and defeated then-ranked No. 44 San
 Diego State.

 Seahawks spent the entire season in the national rankings for the first time and finished at No.
 67 in the country.

UNCW landed a record six players on the All-CAA team: Michael Pereira (First-Team Singles),
 Kinshuk Sharma (Second-Team Singles), Kosta Blank (Third-Team Singles), Ilia Ziamtsou (Third-
 Team Singles), Kinshuk Sharma-Max Ando Hirsh (Second-Team Doubles), Michael Pereira-Ryan
 Ybarra (Second-Team Doubles).

The team finished 75-45 (.625) in singles and 46-13 (.780) in doubles.

Junior Kinshuk Sharma was named the CAA’s Men’s Tennis Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year.

 Team Awards: Sportsmanship Award: Alex Wetherell; Most Improved Player: Kosta Blank; Most
 Valuable Team Member: Kinshuk Sharma

                                          Women’s Tennis

 Seahawk women’s tennis team recorded their seventh consecutive winning season with a 15-8
 record in Jenny Garrity’s 10th season.

The team won eight of its last 11 matches and were the No. 5 seed in the CAA Championships.

The team finished 93-42 (.689) in singles and 50-15 (.769) in doubles.

Jenny Garrity recorded her 200th career coaching victory with a 7-0 verdict over North Carolina
 Central on April 9, 2010.

Christina Lee (Second-Team Singles), Kayla Schwenk (Third-Team Singles) and Christina Lee-
 Lindsay Leblang (Second-Team Doubles) collected All-CAA honors.

 Team Awards: Seahawk Award for Best Singles Record: Lindsay Leblang (19-4) and Casey Dashiell
 (19-4); Seahawk Award for Best Doubles Record: Lindsay Leblang (18-1) and Christina Lee (18-1)


 their first season under Amy Bambenek, the volleyball team posted their most wins since the 1996
 season with a 13-18 record.

 Seahawks recorded their best conference finish since 2002, going 3-11 in the CAA.

 Seahawks won the championship of the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Davidson, defeating
 Radford, Canisius, and Davidson.

 Senior middle blocker Paula McConnell was named Tournament MVP at the Wildcat Invitational.
 Senior Ashlyn Morris broke UNCW’s career record for digs.

 Team Awards: Seahawk Award: Anna Price; Most Valuable Player Award: Lindsey Strucko


 Seahawks went 10-41 overall and 5-15 in the CAA in Kelly Van Houten’s second season with the

 Seahawks picked up their first victory over Georgia State since the 2007 season with a 5-1
 decision on March 28, 2010.

 Senior infielder Morgan Walters moved into the program’s top-10 list for doubles and assists.

Morgan Walters finished second in the CAA with a .368 batting average following her senior season.

Junior pitcher Sammie Lisowsky wound up fifth in the CAA with 98 strikeouts.

Team Awards: Unsung Seahawk Award: Michelle Bruno; Defensive Player-of-the-Year: Katie
  Houmard; Offensive Player-of-the-Year: Morgan Walters

                                       Men’s Track and Field

 Seahawks finished third in the CAA Men’s Track and Field Championships on May 1 at George
 Mason Stadium in Fairfax, Va.

 CAA Championship Men’s Standings: George Mason, 215; William & Mary, 186; UNCW, 154;
 Delaware, 95; VCU, 80; Northeastern, 73; Georgia State, 12.

 UNCW’s CAA Men’s Champions:
 110-Meter Hurdles, Devon Watlington, 14.31
 400-Meter Hurdles, Devon Watlington, 52.84
 Pole Vault, Aaron Wiggins, 16-04.50
 4x100 Relay, Jeremy Johnson, Jordan Reed, Kadeem Harmon, Justin Prevette, 40.59

 Seahawks featured 15 All-CAA performers on the men’s side:
 Athlete                Place                    Event                          Results
 Devon Watlington       1st                      100 Hurdles                    14.31
 Devon Watlington       1st                      400 Hurdles                    52.84
 Aaron Wiggins          1st                      Pole Vault                     16-04.50
 Jeremy Johnson         1st                      4x100 Relay                    40.59
 Jordan Reed
 Kardeem Harmon
 Justin Prevette
 Chris Letson           2nd                      4x400 Relay                    3:11.29
 Devon Watlington
 Nick Pederzolli
 Connor Brooks
 Jordan Peacock         2nd                      Decathlon                      6,260 points
 Logan Elliston         T-2nd                    High Jump                      6-06.25
 Wil Zahorodny          3rd                      800 Meters                     1:50.61
  Justin Prevette            3rd                      Long Jump                22-09.50

 Senior Devon Watlington was named the Outstanding Performer in the CAA Championships after
 winning the 110 and 400 Hurdles.

 team finished second out of 10 teams in the Seahawk Invitational and also placed second at the
 Navy Invitational.

The Seahawks featured four qualifiers for the NCAA East Regionals in Greensboro, N.C.
 Athlete                  Event                     Performance       Date
 Devon Watlington         100 Hurdles               14.31             05-01-10
 Devon Watlington         400 Hurdles               52.84             05-01-10
 Aaron Wiggins            Pole Vault                16-05.25          04-17-10
 Justin Prevette          200 Meters                21.13             04-17-10

The men established two indoor records and two outdoor marks:
 Athlete(s)           Event                         Performance         Date
 Wil Zahorodny        600 Meters                    1:20.17             02-19-10
 Wil Zahorodny        800 Meters                    1:52.79             02-20-10
 Athlete(s)           Event                         Performance         Date
 Wil Zahorodny        800 Meters                    1:50.49             04-09-10
 Jeremy Johnson       4x100 Relay                   40.47               04-17-10
 Jordan Reed
 Kardeem Harmon
 Justin Prevette

Team Awards: Most Valuable Performer: Justin Prevette; Most Valuable Running Events Performer:
 Devon Watlington, Wil Zahorodny; Most Valuable Field Events Performer: Aaron Wiggins; Coaches
 Award: Bob Vanderham; Top Newcomer: Connor Brooks

                                     Women’s Track and Field

The Seahawks finished eighth at the CAA Women’s Track & Field Championships on May 1 at
 George Mason Stadium in Fairfax, Va.

CAA Championship Team Results: William & Mary, 143; George Mason, 132.8; Towson, 99.6; VCU,
93.8; Georgia State, 93; Northeastern, 90; Delaware, 65.3; UNCW, 53.6; James Madison, 47.6

 UNCW’s CAA Women’s Champions:
 Kathleen Casto, 10,000 Meters, 35:43.56

The Seahawks featured five All-CAA performers on the women’s side:
 Athlete                        Place                 Event                    Result
 Kathleen Casto                 1st                   10,000 Meters            35.43.56
 Alexis Kauffman                3rd                   4x100 Meters             46.29
 Shanelle Foster
 Keonna Eaton
 Jania Bogle

The team won the Seahawk Invitational, placed second at the Navy Invitational and finished first in
 the Battle of the Beaches.

The Seahawks had one qualifier for the NCAA East Regionals in Greensboro, N.C.
 Athlete                 Event                     Performance             Date
 Kathleen Casto          10,000 Meters             35.43.56                05-01-10

The women established two indoor and five outdoor marks during the season:
 Athlete             Event                         Performance             Date
 Lauren Donaldson    600 Meters                    1:35.90                 02-19-10
 Alexis Kauffman     4x400 Relay                   3:50.09                 02-20-10
 Shanelle Foster
 Taylor Holt
 Lauren Donaldson

 Athlete                        Event                  Performance          Date
 Kathleen Casto                 1,500 Meters           4:34.88              04-30-10
 Kathleen Casto                 10,000 Meters          35.20.49             05-16-10
 Lily Patterson                 Steeplechase           11:22.43             04-03-10
 Alexis Kauffman                4x200 Relay            1:38.37              04-10-10
 Shanelle Foster
 Keonna Eaton
 Jania Bogle
 Lindsay Ester                  4x1,500 Relay          19:34.26             04-10-10
 Lily Patterson
 Melissa Prasnikar
 Samantha Mifsud

Senior Kathleen Casto was named the CAA’s Women’s Track and Field Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year.

Team Awards: Most Valuable Performer: Shanelle Foster; Most Valuable Running Events Performer:
 Kathleen Casto; Most Valuable Field Events Performer: Jenna Helmink; Coaches Award: Bernadette
 O’Neill; Top Newcomer: Jania Bogle

Colonial Athletic Association Championships
Men’s Swimming and Diving
Men’s Soccer
Women’s Soccer

CAA Coach-of-the-Year
Aidan Heaney, Men’s Soccer
Dave Allen, Men’s Swimming & Diving

NCAA Participants
Men’s Golf Team (New Haven, Conn., Regional)
Men’s Track and Field-Outdoor Regional (Greensboro, N.C.)
 Devon Watlington, Aaron Wiggins, Justin Prevette
Women’s Track and Field-Outdoor Regional (Greensboro, N.C.)
 Kathleen Casto
Men’s Soccer Team (Charlotte, N.C./Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Women’s Soccer Team (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Major Athletic Awards

Thomas V. Moseley Outstanding Athlete Award
 Caitlin Kirsteier, Women’s Swimming and Diving
 Rob Anderson, Men’s Swimming and Diving

Chancellor’s Cup Award
 Bennett Rainey, Men’s Swimming and Diving
 Kathleen Casto, Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field

SAAC Outstanding Student-Athlete Leadership Award
 Andrew Rogers, Men’s Swimming and Diving

William J. Brooks Distinguished Service Award
 Debbie Warner

Soaring Seahawk Award
 Indy Smith, Men’s Soccer

UNCW Team Leadership Award
 Women’s Tennis

UNCW Student-Athletes On CAA 25th Anniversary Teams
 Brett Blizzard, Men’s Basketball
 John Goldsberry, Men’s Basketball
 Brian Rowsom, Men’s Basketball
 Kelly Renkin, Women’s Soccer
 Carley Hughes, Softball
 Krista Searle, Softball
 Becky Berzonski, Women Golf
 Michelle Jarman, Women’s Golf
 Stephanie Otteson, Women’s Golf
 Carmen Perez-Narbon, Women’s Golf
 Ashley Tait, Women’s Golf
 Stephanie Noser, Women’s Golf
 Emily Klein, Women’s Golf
 John Raynor, Baseball
 Ronald Hill, Baseball
 Adam Gee, Men’s Golf
 Derek Brown, Men’s Golf
 Dan Gallagher, Men’s Swimming & Diving
 Dean Berman, Men’s Swimming & Diving
 Adam Brenneman, Men’s Swimming & Diving
 Burak Erdem, Men’s Swimming & Diving
 Don Hosier, Men’s Swimming & Diving
 Kate Milling, Women’s Swiming & Diving
 Adrienne Sutton, Women’s Swimming & Diving
 Michael McDuffie, Men’s Track & Field
 Anna Raynor, Women’s Track & Field
 Christie Schreckengost, Women’s Track & Field
 Laura Rhoads, Women’s Cross Country
                                       UNC Wilmington
                                   2009-10 Academic Honors

For the seventh consecutive year, the women’s cross country team was designated as a United
 States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Academic All-American Team.

Darion Jeralds, Daniel Mercer and Josh Sheets were named to the CAA’s All-Academic Team in
 men’s basketball.

Casey Sawhook and Greta Luksyte were selected to the CAA’s All-Academic Team in women’s

The women’s golf team received a Public Recognition Award from the NCAA’s Academic
 Performance Program by placing among the top 10 percent among teams nationally for its academic

The women’s soccer team received the NSCAA’s College Team Academic Award for the seventh
 consecutive season.

 Twenty-one student-athletes achieved a perfect 4.00 grade point during the Fall semester and 25 reached
 the lofty goal for the Spring semester.

 of UNCW’s 19 intercollegiate teams finished above the multi-year score of 925 in the NCAA’s annual
 APR report.

 Ashley Tait and Sofia Hagsund were named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar

 Senior Kathleen Casto (women’s track and field) and junior Kinshuk Sharma (men’s tennis) were
 named CAA Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year for their respective sports.
                          2009-10 UNCW Final Team Results

                                                Overall           Regular   Conference
Sport                        Head Coach         Record    Conf.   Season    Tournament

Baseball                     Mark Scalf         33-27     13-11   4th       Lost finals

Men’s Basketball             Benny Moss         9-22      5-14    T-9th     Lost 1st round

Women’s Basketball           Ann Hancock        12-19     6-12    10th      Lost semifinals

Men’s Cross Country          Jim Sprecher       -         -       -         7th/8 Teams

Women’s Cross Country        Jim Sprecher       -         -       -         6th/10 Teams

Men’s Golf                   Matt Clark         -         -       -         7th/11 Teams

Women’s Golf                 Cindy Ho           -         -       -         3rd/9 Teams

Men’s Soccer                 Aidan Heaney       14-3-5    8-0-3   1st       Won finals

Women’s Soccer               Paul Cairney       13-8-1    7-3-1   3rd       Won finals

Softball                     Kelly Van Houten   10-41     5-15    8th       Did not qualify

Men’s Swimming & Diving      Dave Allen         8-2       5-0               1st/10 Teams

Women’s Swimming & Diving    Dave Allen         11-3      4-1               2nd/11 Teams

Men’s Tennis                 Mait DuBois        15-6      3-2     -         Lost semifinals

Women’s Tennis               Jenny Garrity      15-8      4-3     -         Lost quarterfinals

Men’s Track & Field          Jim Sprecher       -         -       -         3rd/8Teams

Women’s Track & Field        Jim Sprecher       -         -       -         8th/9 Teams

Volleyball                   Amy Bambenek       13-18     3-11    9th       Did not qualify

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