WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW Head Coach Amy Bambenek has announced the addition of Lindsay Foreman (Lauderhill, Fla./Calvary Christian), Taylor Simpson (Monroe, N.C./Piedmont (Cape Fear CC)) and Molly Tatum (Roxboro, N.C./Roxboro (Cape Fear CC)) to the roster for the 2014 season.

Simpson joins the program as a junior and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining while Tatum will transfer into the program as a sophomore with three years of eligibility. Foreman will begin her UNCW career as a freshman.

Complete information for all three players, along with comments from Coach Bambenek, can be found below.

Lindsay Foreman | 5-7 | Libero | Lauderhill, Fla. | Calvary Christian | Tribe Volleyball Club

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HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter at Calvary Christian … First-Team All-Broward County selection following junior and senior seasons … Led Eagles to back-to-back district titles for the first time in school history … Served as team captain for junior and senior campaigns … Averaged 3.42 kills … Also recorded 337 total digs during junior campaign … Named to honor roll at Calvary Christian … Also took AP and honors classes at Calary Christian.

CLUB: Led Tribe 18 squad to No. 1 regional ranking and fifth-place finish in gold division in Colorado Crossroads event.

Bambenek on Foreman: “Lindsay has incredible athletic talent. She has experience at both the Outside hitter and Libero positions, and will add tremendous effort and hustle to our defensive system.”

Taylor Simpson | 5-8 |Setter | Monroe, N.C. | Piedmont (Cape Fear CC) | Carolina Union Volleyball Club

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CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Two-time First-Team All-Region X selection … Helped Sea Devils post 19-3 record and advance to Region X Tournament during 2013 season … Played in all 22 matches during sophomore season and averaged 2.46 digs, 1.42 assists and 0.42 service aces per set … Guided team to 17-5 mark and Region X Tournament during 2012 campaign … Averaged 6.80 assists, 2.27 digs and 0.42 service aces per frame as a freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time First-Team All-Conference selection … Earned Conference Player-of-the-Year accolades in three straight seasons (2011-13) … Led Panthers to three straight conference titles.  

Bambenek on Simpson: “We are excited about adding a local standout player from CFCC.  Taylor is known to be a great court leader and teammate, and is willing to step up to the challenge of competing at the setter position for our team.”

Molly Tatum | 5-10 | Outside Hitter | Roxboro, N.C. | Roxboro, N.C. | Roxboro (Cape Fear CC) | NC Elite

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CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Led Sea Devils to Helped Sea Devils post 19-3 record and advance to Region X Tournament during 2013 season …  First-Team All-Region X selection … Coaches award recipient … Took part in all 22 matches … Finished season with 3.08 kills and 1.8 digs per set average.  

HIGH SCHOOL: Led Roxboro to state playoff appearance during senior season … Set school record with 395 kills during senior season … Three-time All-Conference selection … Served as team captain for all three seasons … Selected as Wendy’s Senior Female Heisman Award Winner at Roxboro.

CLUB: Played for NC Elite … Helped guide club to AAU Classic Division U16 National Championship in 2011 … Named MVP of that event … Served as team captain … Recipient of program’s Commitment Award.  

Bambenek on Tatum: “Molly comes from a strong history of volleyball in her family and this shows in her understanding of the game and very high volleyball IQ. She is a complete player and consistent in both her front and back row play. We are excited about having another proven North Carolina native join our Seahawk program."