WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Four NCAA tournament participants, including Southern Conference champion Elon and Colonial Athletic Association winner Northeastern, highlight UNCW’s men’s soccer schedule for the 2013 season.

Joining Elon and Northeastern in last year’s NCAA tournament were North Carolina and CAA regular season champion Drexel.

The Seahawks will also compete in a pair of in-season tournaments, including the Bert & Iris Wolstein Soccer Classic, hosted by Ohio State. UNCW will open the season on Aug. 30 against the host Buckeyes before taking on Cincinnati on Sept. 2, on the final day of the tournament.

UNCW will also host the Ninth Annual Hilton Garden Inn Classic on Sept. 6 & 8. The Seahawks host Presbyterian on the sixth and conclude play on the eighth against Mercer. Elon will be the fourth team in the Classic.

The Seahawks open CAA play on Sept. 25 against CAA newcomer Col. of Charleston.

Prior to opening CAA play UNCW will visit Duke on Oct. 1.

Also on the schedule will be long-time rival Campbell, whom the Seahawks have played every season since 1994.