This summer, teams at California Baptist University held camps, practices and games, building excitement for the upcoming seasons.
Of the teams hosting events, the men’s basketball team held camps targeted toward community youth. Along with camps, Rick Croy, head coach of the men’s basketball team, said the team had an alumni day as well as an opportunity to play in an international event in Vancouver, British Columbia.
As a coach, Croy said he is most excited to see the team come together and play for one another. He said the team is most excited to represent CBU in this year’s upcoming season.
The CBU wrestling team also prepared for the upcoming season during summer. Lennie Zalesky, head wrestling coach, said some of the team members had summer classes and continued to train, while others did the same from home.
Zalesky said he is excited for this year’s recruiting class, as well as returning wrestlers.
“We have two All-Americans returning,” he said. “I think the team is excited for tough competition.”
Men’s water polo played in a summer league, allowing the team’s returners to familiarize themselves with new players. The team practiced two hours a day in the pool, along with strength and conditioning in the weight room.
During the summer league, which included teams in the same conference as CBU, the team was able to get a preview of the competition. Kevin Rosa, head men’s water polo coach, said he is most excited to show what the team can do.