Regan Lee | Banner | Rebecca Romero, senior radiologic sciences major, and Rola Badawiya, junior communication studies major, celebrate a goal scored against the Holy Cross Crusaders by hugging fellow Lancer Amy Aquino, junior kinesiology major.

Soccer begins in right direction

California Baptist University’s women’s soccer team went 12-5-1 in its inaugural Division I season, notching the highest win total for the program since 2013. This season, the Lancers are headed in the right direction once again. At 5-2-1, CBU is testing itself with a challenging nonconference schedule as it prepares for the Western Athletic Conference […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | Maxine Auer Junior criminal Justice, get ready to pass the ball and head towards the touchdown zone.

Intramurals prep for Fall

The California Baptist University’s Community Life Office spent the summer of 2019 preparing for the fall semester’s intramural sports, bringing back some of the popular traditions and making adjustments to improve. Marnie Kavern, Community Life’s program coordinator for intramurals, said she and the Community Life staff used the summer to continue to try to meet […]

Cullen’s Column: Top Storylines For New School Year

Lancer fans who thought the transition process from Division II to Division I would be a long, fruitless waiting period were in for a great surprise last year.  The 2018-19 sports season was chock-full of success and delightful storylines that went well beyond DI “firsts.” Now, it appears the 2019-20 school year will be kind […]

Cullen’s Column: Safe to call first DI season successful

When the California Baptist University Athletic Department announced the school’s transition from NCAA Division II to Division I in January 2017, it started a cycle of excitement and speculation.  When fall 2018 rolled around, the Lancers not only put all speculation to bed, but exceeded expectations and surprised a large number of fans in Riverside […]

Danielle Lutjens| Banner David Fouts, freshman majoring in photography and Nathan Sells junior majoring in business administration, are enjoying the free food after the hard work they put in as community Life interns.

Intramural soccer caps season in festive fashion

Each year, the intramural soccer season finishes with an event that goes well beyond a simple championship match. Food trucks, performers and other festivities help put an exclamation point on the season every spring. This year’s Lancer Cup event came with all the trimmings. Food trucks offered dinner and desserts, and there was a variety […]

Cullen’s Column: Winter sports wrap up with DI success

The winter sports seasons are winding down and hindsight is setting in on what has been a mainly successful first Division I winter for California Baptist University athletics. For Lancer basketball, it is hard to draw too many conclusions from inconsistently difficult schedules for both the men’s and women’s teams. However, there are a few […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner Matt Mogollon, graduate student and pitcher, delivers a pitch March 3 during the series finale against the University of California, Riverside.

Baseball, softball take on UCR in latest crosstown showdown

The Crosstown Showdown — the new, all-Division I edition of the rivalry between California Baptist University and the University of California, Riverside – started strong when the Lancers claimed a 3-2 victory in volleyball in October 2019.  Since then, both Lancer basketball teams defeated the Highlanders and CBU men’s soccer narrowly dropped a thrilling overtime […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Kira O’Donell, sophomore behavioral science major, attempts to score a goal against the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team during the California Baptist University Mini tournament on Jan. 26.

O’Donell becomes impact player for water polo team

After being named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-American second team last season, California Baptist University women’s water polo’s Kira O’Donell, sophomore behavioral science major and attacker, is off to a strong start in 2019. In Week One of the season, O’Donell earned Gold Coast Conference Player of the Week honors with […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner | Alex Silva, senior criminal justice major, a pitcher for the Lil Bats intramural softball team, attempts to catch a ball during the game on Jan. 30.

Community Life brings new spring sports

For the Community Life office at California Baptist University, continually finding ways to enhance intramural sports is a regular challenge, and this spring semester is no exception. Currently, CBU students are competing in intramural basketball, with both competitive and coed leagues. This month, Community Life will hold championships to decide the intramural basketball winners at […]