WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW volleyball team wraps up a three-match homestand this weekend as it takes on James Madison and William & Mary in a pair of Colonial Athletic Association contests at Hanover Hall.

The Seahawks open the weekend with a 7 p.m. contest against the Dukes before entertaining the Tribe in a 1 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

UNCW (12-7; 1-4 CAA) returns to action after suffering its first home loss of the season with a 3-1 setback to league-leading College of Charleston on Oct. 11. Junior Morgan Kline tallied 15 kills and senior Christi Laite added 10 to lead the Seahawks, who were playing their first home match since Sept. 13.  Freshman Alyssa Desjardins dished out 22 assists and senior Haley Collins added 20 while sophomore Lindsay Hartmann led all players with 16 digs.

Through 19 matches, Laite continues to pace the Seahawks attack; leading the team in both kills per set (3.08) and hitting percentage (.248). Sophomore Meredith Peacock remains the team’s top net presence, ranking 1st in the CAA and 26th in the nation in blocks per frame (1.34) while freshman Nicole Lott is first in the CAA in service aces per set (0.36) as Lott, Hartman (0.34) and Peacock (0.34) sit 1-2-3 in the league in that category.

James Madison (8-10; 3-2 CAA) makes its way to the Port City looking to build off a solid home weekend that saw it knock off Delaware and Towson in a pair of 3-1 victories to move to a tie for third place in the league standings. Three-time reigning CAA Rookie-of-the-Week Janey Goodman continues to impress in her freshman campaign as she remains the team leader in kills per set (3.08). Junior Lizzy Briones has continued to be effective on both sides of the ball, ranking fourth in the league in hitting percentage (.298) and second on the circuit in blocks per frame (1.32). Sophomore McKenzie Kleespies sits fifth in the league in digs per frame (3.68).

Entering the weekend tied for fifth in the league standings, William & Mary (7-14; 2-3 CAA) opens a five-match road swing this weekend after wrapping up a five-match homestand last weekend with a split of its matches against Delaware (L 3-2) and Towson (W 3-2). Junior Liz Brown has maintained her status as the focal point of the W&M offense, leading the squad and ranking among the top 10 in the league in both kills (3.16) and hitting percentage (.248). Senior Paulette Grand Pre and sophomore Carolyn Albright have highlighted the Tribe’s defensive efforts date with Grand Pre third in the CAA in digs per set (4.14) while Albright sits in fifth in blocks per set (1.02).

UNCW returns to the road next weekend as it completes its season series with College of Charleston with a 2 p.m. matchup against the Cougars at TD Arena.