George Mason University’s women’s volleyball, after travelling to Northeastern University and Hofstra University, will return home to take on the Georgia State University Panthers and the University of North Carolina Wilmington Seahawks on Friday and Saturday at the Recreation and Athletic Complex.

Tami Audia, GSU’s new coach, was an associate coach at the University of Maryland for two years, and before that an associate coach for the Dayton University Flyers for five years.

The Panthers are coming off a 16-14 2009 season. The team was an impressive 7-4 at home but struggled on the road going 4-8 and 3-11 against conference opponents.
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are coached by second-year coach Amy Bambenek.

Before joining the Seahawks, Bambenek was an associate coach for the George Washington University Colonials for eight seasons.

Prior to coaching at GWU she was an assistant for the Florida State University Seminoles for three years.

Last year was successful for the Seahawks who won the most games since 1996 in the process of winning the most conference games since 2002.

The Patriots have been successful at home so far this season, but both the Panthers and Seahawks will prove a challenge.

Both teams are fellow members of the Colonial Athletic Association.