WILMINGTON, North Carolina – With a berth in the Colonial Athletic Association Volleyball Championship already secure, UNCW looks to improve its seeding this weekend as it closes out the regular season with league matches at Delaware and Towson.

The Seahawks (17-9; 6-6 CAA) open their Mid-Atlantic road swing Friday with a 4:30 p.m. match against the Blue Hens (11-15; 3-9 CAA) before closing out the weekend Saturday with a 3 p.m. tilt versus the Tigers (10-22; 2-10 CAA).

Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, all six spots in the CAA Volleyball Championship have been claimed, but the seeding for the event has yet to be determined. College of Charleston will serve as the No. 1 seed and the host the tournament while Northeastern has locked up the No. 2 seed and other first-round bye.

UNCW, meanwhile, heads into its final two matches of the season as part of a three-way tie for third with James Madison and William & Mary. Defending champion Hofstra is in sixth place and sits just one game back of the trio.  The Seahawks have control over their own destiny in regards to seeding as it holds the tie-breaker against all three schools.

UNCW closed out the home portion of their 2013 schedule last weekend with a split its matches against Northeastern (L 3-2) and Hofstra (W 3-0) to clinch the program’s first trip to postseason play since the 2000 season. Senior Christi Laite averaged 3.88 kills per frame and fashioned a .328 hitting percentage during the two matches to lead the UNCW attack. Laite also played a key role in the team’s blocking efforts, recording 10 block assists while fellow senior Courtney Porter added a team-high 15 to pace a UNCW net presence that finished with 24.0 total blocks for the weekend.

Delaware enters the final weekend of the season attempting to halt a losing skid that has reached six matches. Sophomore Katie Hillman continues to pace the Blue Hens attack, averaging 3.19 kills per frame to rank fifth in the league in that category. Setter MacKenzie Olsen quarterbacks the Delaware offense, leading the CAA in assists per frame (9.47). Sophomore Ariel Shonk has remained one of the top defensive players in the league this season, averaging 5.56 digs per frame to rank second in the league and ninth in the nation in that category.

Towson begins the weekend attempting to build on the momentum of victories over Navy and Delaware last week. The Tigers will open the weekend Friday with a match against league-leading College of Charleston before facing the Seahawks Saturday.

Junior Saitaua Iosia has paced the Tigers lineup on both sides of the ball this season, leading the squad in kills (350), digs (276) and service aces (34). Junior Paige Sekerak and freshman Lindsay Flaherty have highlighted the team’s defensive efforts, with Sekerak sitting third in the league in digs per frame (4.06) and Flaherty leading the squad in blocks per frame (0.93).

The 2013 CAA Volleyball Championship will take place Nov. 22-24 at the North Charleston Convention Center in Charleston, S.C.