Sage Zbinden | 1. Hunter Barnett, freshman business entrepreneurship major, holds his hand in the way of the ball entering the goal.

Freshmen succeed in DI

Transitioning from high school sports to college–level sports is no easy task. However, some freshmen found an easy transition and maintain a high  level of success. Playing in all of the men’s water polo games, Hunter Barnett, business administration major and attacker, has helped his team achieve  a 21-10 record while scoring 30 goals. Barnett […]

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Wrestling to host Ohio State in home opener

Wrestling fans who remember California Baptist University’s “Take It Outside” events, featuring Stanford University and California State University, Bakersfield, are no strangers to prestigious wrestling programs coming to Riverside. The Lancers will open their first Division I home season Nov. 16 by hosting Ohio State University, who finished as national runners-up in DI last season. […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Megan Sester, freshman undeclared major, and her teammates celebrate scoring a point against the University of California, Riverside Highlanders.

Lancers take down UCR in crosstown showdown

Riding a six-game win streak and holding onto first place in the Western Athletic Conference, CBU women’s volleyball picked up a five-set win over the University of California, Riverside, in the CBU Events Center Tuesday night. The Lancers jumped to an early advantage, winning the first two sets 25-21 and 25-18. However, CBU dropped the […]

Elijah Hickman | The Banner | Allen Fletcher, sophomore film studies major, recovers after running hard in the University of California-Riverside Invitational.

CBU runners start out strong

The California Baptist University cross country team started the 2018 season with a dominant debut as a Division I program, after making a name for itself competing at the NCAA Division II level last season. Both men’s and women’s cross country teams started strong with the women coming in 2nd place and the men finishing […]

Austin Romito | The Banner | Jason Todd, a senior finance major, breaks through the APU Cougar’s defense.

Lancer hoops ready for new competition in DI season

A new look, schedule, conference and some new faces are just a few of the things California Baptist University basketball fans can look forward to in the 2018-19 season. “There is a lot of unknown going into the season,” said Jarrod Olson, women’s head basketball coach, “but we are pretty excited for the challenge and […]

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 […]

Sage Zbinden | Natalie Zimmerer, junior business major, runs a slide and gives a nice set to Summer Avery, graduate student kinesiology major.

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 […]