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 […]

Danielle Lutjens | CBU’s head swim coach, Rick Rowland, is a 20-year swim coaching veteran and continues to push the lancers forward towards victory.

Two decades of aquatics

This year marks not only the 20th anniversary of the CBU aquatics swim and dive program, but also head swim and dive coach Rick Rowland’s 20th year of coaching at CBU. During the 1998-99 season, Rowland, who was hired as director of aquatics, started recruiting athletes to join the CBU family. Since then, Rowland built […]

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 […]

Sage Zbinden | Tommy Lotero, sophomore undeclared, reaches his arms out before the ball bounces off the surface of the water and enters the goal.

Men’s water polo looks to make waves and wins

California Baptist University men’s water polo team is done with their summer preparations and is now ready to take on the new season. For the team, the season started on Sept. 1. Before their first game, players went through two weeks consisting of six-hour practices every day. “It’s a time where there’s no school and […]

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Lancer alumnae go pro in German water polo

Two California Baptist University alumnae from the women’s water polo team are continuing to play professionally in Germany. Meghan Rowland and Courtney Menard signed a contract to play water polo professionally for Waspo 98 Hannover, a professional team in Hannover, Germany, as part of the Wasserball- Bundesliga in Germany. Rowland, who plays goalkeeper, said playing […]