Courtesy of athletics | Lauren Hackett, CBU alumna, spikes the ball over the net.

Hackett’s leaving legacy for volleyball after graduation

Lauren Hackett, CBU alumna, has been nominated as a top-30 finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year award after an impressive career on the women’s volleyball team. When Hackett left the court last season, she walked away with numerous records, including a program record 1,687 kills with 892 digs and 112 aces. Hackett’s constant […]

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 […]

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Volleyball Sets Up for D1 Success

After a dominant 2017 season with an overall record of 29- 1, the California Baptist University women’s volleyball team is off to a strong start for the 2018 season. Although many players who contributed to the team’s success last season graduated, head Coach Branden Higa said he has high hopes and is optimistic when it […]

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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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, […]

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Kralj sets up team for success

New captain brings pride to Lancers with honors and achievements. Taking the lead as team captain of the women’s volleyball team this year, Sydney Kralj, senior communications studies major and setter, credits her success in college volleyball at California Baptist University to the combined efforts of her entire team. Kralj’s achievements include being an All-American player, being marked as […]

Men’s volleyball cut, women’s beach volleyball added

Last May, CBU’s Athletics Department publicly announced that as the entire program transitions to the Western Athletic Conference and NCAA Division I status, it would be discontinuing the men’s volleyball team starting immediately and that it will also integrate women’s beach volleyball as an intercollegiate sport in the near future. In the original press release […]