Q&A: Emily Taylor starts journey at Waynesburg

Ready for challenge as head coach after three years as assistant at W&J.

Emily Taylor didn’t have to travel far to find her next coaching job. Prior to becoming the head volleyball coach at Waynesburg University last February, she was an intern assistant coach for three seasons at Washington & Jefferson College. Before her coaching days, she was a two-year captain of the volleyball team at Penn State … Continue reading

Why Choose WU? Athlete Spotlight Series

Freshman Volleyball player says Aloha to Waynesburg

By: Erin Onderko For the Yellow Jacket Some of us can only dream of going to Hawaii, even for a one-time trip. But for Freshman volleyball player Mickayla “Bani” Baniaga, the Hawaiian Islands are the place she calls home. Taking a flight lasting over ten hours, Baniaga left her hometown of Honolulu to come over … Continue reading

Volleyball falls in tight match with Franciscan

Jackets go five sets with Barons

Friday, March 6, the Waynesburg University Women’s Volleyball team (1-4, 1-2) dropped a five set match in Steubenville, OH to Franciscan University (1-1). After taking the first two sets 25-20 and 31-29, respectively, the Yellow Jackets dropped the final three contentious sets to the Barons. Emily Taylor, head volleyball coach at Waynesburg University, said the … Continue reading

Waynesburg University Volleyball splits with Chatham, gets first win

Yellow Jackets led by Colvin with 23 total kills

The Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse hosted the first Waynesburg women’s volleyball home game of the season against the visiting Chatham Cougars on Tuesday night. After coming off a double header loss to the 2019 PAC runner up Geneva Golden Tornadoes, the Yellow Jackets turned things around in their first match against Chatham. The Cougars took the … Continue reading

Waynesburg University Volleyball falls to Geneva College in double header

Yellow Jackets played in first match since 2019

The last match played by the Waynesburg University women’s volleyball team was on Nov. 2, 2019. On Thursday night, the Yellow Jackets debuted their 2021 season with a double header against the 2019 PAC runner-up Geneva Golden Tornadoes. The players were not the only ones making their season debuts. Waynesburg head coach Emily Taylor led … Continue reading

Waynesburg fall sports remain hopeful for return in spring

Mindset adapted for fall coaches with seasons shifted to spring

By: Marley Wolf For the Yellow Jacket Due to COVID-19, fall sports at Waynesburg University were pushed back to the spring with the hopes of being able to play. Having an extra-long winter break is anything but the norm for these athletes who’re typically heading into break with an off-season mindset, having already completed their … Continue reading

PAC Volleyball Workouts & Schedule Released

New coach looks to change culture ahead of compact spring season

First-year coach Emily Taylor didn’t expect this fall to become an extended offseason for her Yellow Jacket volleyball squad, but that’s what it’s been in preparation for the delayed start to the regular season set for February 2021. The Presidents’ Athletic Conference announced Sept. 17, the women’s volleyball return to play plan for this spring. … Continue reading

Jacket volleyball finishes season on high note

Jackets defeat W&J 3-1, while celebrating senior day on Saturday afternoon

  For seven years, a win over the Washington & Jefferson Presidents always seemed impossible for the Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets volleyball program, but Saturday was different. The Jackets took down the Presidents, and finally recorded a win for the first time since the 2012 season. The win was significant for other reasons as well. … Continue reading