Why Choose WU? Athlete Spotlight series

From Michigan to Pennsylvania, Sophomore wrestler finds a home at Waynesburg

Sophomore wrestler Luke LaVanway might be far from home, but he has made a new one at Waynesburg University. Over five hours from his hometown in Monroe, Michigan, LaVanway enjoys being a member of the wrestling team and spending time with his teammates off the mat. Even though he’s a solid distance from home, LaVanway … Continue reading

Do-it-all Dan

At Waynesburg University, Dan Verhovsek was a three-sport athlete and is a pretty Dan good one

Dan Verhovsek is one of the rare Waynesburg University athletes to reach All-PAC honors for football and wrestling. The senior’s accolades this year include a conference honorable mention for football as a linebacker and a Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship at the 184-pound weight class for wrestling. Verhovsek decided to play tennis this spring, until the … Continue reading

Waynesburg Winter Sports team plans

When student athletes will return to campus and workout details over break

By: Marley Wolf For the Yellow Jacket With the pandemic still affecting collegiate sports across the country, the plan for winter sports at Waynesburg University remains up in the air. The schedules for women’s and men’s basketball, along with wrestling will be different over winter break this year than in the past. Before these times … Continue reading

Coaching Feature: Anthony Bonaventura and D-III Wrestling

Journey from Yellow Jacket wrestler to Stevens Institute assistant coach

Before becoming a successful Division III assistant wrestling coach, Anthony Bonaventura was a two-year starter for the Waynesburg Yellow Jacket wrestling team. In that time he made the most of those two seasons.  As a junior, Bonaventura had a record of 28-14, was named the Outstanding Wrestler at the PAC Championship tournament, and qualified for … Continue reading

McGeary named top D3 heavyweight

Sophomore wrestler honored. Motivated to get back on the mat

FloWrestling.com, the top wrestling media outlet, released its Division III rankings and included in it was Waynesburg’s sophomore heavyweight Rocky McGeary. McGeary wasn’t just on the list. He was at the top of the rankings for all Division III heavyweights. “It does mean a lot, but rankings aren’t everything,” McGeary said. “Being honored like that … Continue reading

Beyond the Matt

Lascola finds stability at Waynesburg

Matt Lascola is a 29-year-old college athlete.  That’s just one unusual aspect of his journey.  Lascola graduated from the no longer existent Langley High School in Pittsburgh in 2008. He then decided to attend Slippery Rock, but it didn’t work out as planned for him. “I didn’t really pay attention in high school or get … Continue reading