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

Waynesburg Volleyball falls to Westminster in final match of 2021 season

Coach Emily Taylor and senior Alyson Johnson reflect on the season

By: Austin Bechtold For The Yellow Jacket The Waynesburg University volleyball team showed flashes of what could be yet to come from a young program on the rise, but also remembered those that paved the way the past four seasons Thursday night hosting Westminster.  Waynesburg (9-19, 3-15) fell to Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) regular-season champion … Continue reading

Chatham defeats Waynesburg Volleyball on senior day

Yellow Jackets' losing streak increases to eight

Caleb Yauger For the Yellow Jacket The Waynesburg volleyball team (9-18, 3-14) never scored more than 15 points for any set in its previous matchup against the Chatham Cougars (16-6, 11-4). On senior day this past Saturday, however, the Yellow Jackets battled with the Cougars in each set by scoring at least 20 points apiece. … Continue reading

Waynesburg volleyball falls to Saint Vincent in four sets

Alyson Johnson continues her strong season with 31 digs

By: Austin Bechtold For The Yellow Jacket The Waynesburg University volleyball team battled but came up short on the road at Saint Vincent Thursday night.  The Yellow Jackets lost in four sets (16-25, 18-25, 25-22, 10-25), dropping their seventh-straight match and falling to 7-17 overall and 3-13 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.  Saint Vincent (8-13, … Continue reading

Waynesburg Volleyball Falls to Thiel

Jackets bested in straight sets on the road in Greenville

The Waynesburg University women’s volleyball team traveled to Thiel College where they fell to the Tomcats 3-0.  After a loss in the opening set 25-17, Waynesburg kept it close in the second, losing by a close score of 25-21. Thiel was able to pull away in the third and final set of the night with … Continue reading

Jackets Volleyball gets revenge over Steubenville (From 10-5-21)

Osborn leads Waynesburg to victory with 14 kills

By: Marley Wolf For the Yellow Jacket The Waynesburg Yellow Jackets traveled to Steubenville, Ohio to take on the Franciscan Barons in a head to head volleyball matchup on Tuesday, Oct. 5.  Waynesburg came out with a victory, 3-1, which brought its conference record to 3-6 and their overall record to 9-10.  After falling to … Continue reading

Grove City escapes stinging Yellow Jacket Volleyball (From 9-28-21)

Johnson keeps Waynesburg buzzing with 59 digs

Caleb Yauger For The Yellow Jacket Chants of, “Let’s go Waynesburg!” echoed through the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Waynesburg students simultaneously rattled the bleachers with their hands, making as much noise as possible to cheer on their volleyball team. “The energy we had was insane,” senior right side hitter Mya Brooks said. … Continue reading

Yellow Jackets Cool Off After a Hot Start (From 9-5-21)

Waynesburg falls in both games on last day of Bearcat Challenge

Waynesburg Volleyball lost two matches on the second day of the Bearcat Challenge downgrading their record to 2-3 on the season.  The first matchup on Saturday was against Pitt Bradford. Waynesburg lost the first set in a narrowing 25-23 score. They came back to win sets two and three but couldn’t hold the lead. Ultimately … Continue reading

Jackets split Day 1 games in Bearcat Challenge (From 9-4-21)

Drop to Allegheny before bouncing back with win over Pitt Greensburg

Following an opening night triumph Wednesday over the La Roche Redhawks the Waynesburg Volleyball team took a road trip to Latrobe, PA. to take part in the Saint Vincent Bearcat Challenge. The Jackets will play four games over two days in the tournament. First up in game one was the Allegheny Gators who the Jackets … Continue reading

Jackets jump to 1-0 start for first time in three years

Waynesburg shuts out La Roche in straight sets

The last time that the Waynesburg University volleyball team started its season 1-0 was back in 2018, when the Yellow Jackets defeated Allegheny College 3-2. On Wednesday night, however, a fan-filled Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse witnessed a 3-0 home-opening sweep over the La Roche University RedHawks. Waynesburg took each set by scores of 25-22, 25-12, and … Continue reading

The Yellow Jacket Print Newspaper is back for a Special Fall 2021 Edition.

Pick up your copy around campus Friday, December 3! Copies will also be available at select locations around the community. Happy holidays and happy reading!