Lancers set for new era of crosstown rivalry

It may not have an official name yet but a rivalry is starting to heat up. The two universities may not compete in the same conference but California Baptist and the University of California, Riverside, are ready to battle in a fight for Riverside sports supremacy. Out of the 13 sports in which both universities […]

Reagan Lee | The Banner | Preston Judd, sophomore kinesiology major, steals the ball from a Seattle University player in a Sept. 13 win.

Judd racking up goals early

Preston Judd, sophomore kinesiology major and forward on the men’s soccer team, was named Western Athletic Conference offensive Player of the Week Sept. 3 after scoring two hat tricks on the first week of the season. In soccer, a hat trick is when a player scores three consecutive goals in a single game. “Preston has […]

Athletics faces challenges in DI transition

With California Baptist University’s move from NCAA Division II to Division I, gone are the days of playoff appearances, conference championships and national awards, right? Not so fast. Less than a month into Division-I competition, the Lancer fall teams have already proven they belong. Riding a 29-1 campaign in 2017, CBU volleyball found instant success […]

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Apodaca becomes first Lancer signed by Major League Soccer

“I’ve spent a lot of my life working toward that moment,” said Aidan Apodaca, senior biology major and former forward for the men’s soccer team at California Baptist University. “To see my name picked was all that work paying off.” On Jan. 21, Philadelphia Union announced that they had selected Apodaca to join their team […]

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Athletes dominate PacWest

California Baptist University’s five fall sports dominated the PacWest Conference in their final year before the school transitions into the NCAA Division I WAC in 2018. Both men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and women’s volleyball earned the PacWest Championship in early November before the teams advanced to playoffs. Dr. Ben Gall, […]

Aidan Apodaca, senior biology major and forward, dribbles the ball past California State University, San Bernardino, Aug. 31in their opener, winning 4-0.

Apodaca earns honors for men’s soccer

Aidan Apodaca, senior biology major and forward, has been collecting honors from the PacWest Conference and been a leading contributor for the men’s soccer team at California Baptist University. Apodaca was named the PacWest Conference Player of the Week along with Abe Placito, senior business administration major and defender, who was also named Defender of […]

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Escobedo grabs Goalkeeper of the Year award

“I remember being speechless,” said Sara Escobedo, senior public relations major and goalie for the women’s soccer team at California Baptist University. “I never expect anything, especially from the NCAA, so it’s super humbling and surreal.” Over the summer, the NCAA awarded the Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year title to Escobedo. From first playing soccer […]