Lawrence Luck | Banner | The new soccer facility is currently in the early stages of construction.

New soccer facility under construction

California Baptist University is unveiling a new soccer facility in fall 2022 to house the men’s and women’s soccer teams as they move up to NCAA Division-I.  Coe Michaelson, head coach for the men’s soccer team, spoke about some of the features the new facility will offer. He emphasized the professionality of elements planned in […]

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Three teams, three victories

California Baptist University athletics had a stellar weekend on Sept. 25. As the fall season has continued, CBU sports teams have competed boldly against conference opponents in their last year of the transition towards NCAA Division-I status. The CBU volleyball team opened conference competition against Chicago State University, starting the first of many matches against […]

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U.S. Soccer Federation grants women’s soccer fairer treatment

Players from the United States women’s national team filed a lawsuit seeking equal pay from the U.S. Soccer Federation in March 2019 and in December 2020 agreed to a proposed settlement regarding non-compensation claims. In May 2020, a federal judge rejected the women’s team arguments about receiving unequal pay compared to the U.S. men’s national […]

Regan Lee | Banner | Daniel Simosen, freshman undeclared major, advances the ball up the field against University of California Riverside.

Men’s soccer finishes strong in WAC play

The Lancers men’s soccer team finished its season overall 5-11-2 and went 4-5-1 in the Western Athletic Conference. This is an improvement compared to the 2018 season where the team finished 5-6 in the conference.  To prepare for the season the team worked closely with their strength and conditioning coach, Jason Quan, who set up […]

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 […]

Reagan Lee | Banner |Michaela Miller, junior health science major and defender, strikes the ball in an early seaon conference game against New Mexico State University.

Women’s soccer wins 12 games in first DI campaign

Ending the season with a record of 12-5 and finishing ranked fourth in Western Athletic Conference, CBU women’s soccer said they are content to have exceeded their goals. “Starting the season we set a few goals: We wanted to get 10 wins and we wanted to finish in the top four, and we accomplished both, […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Desarae Felix, senior history major, runs the ball down the field with the intent of scoring a goal.

Scoring goals comes easy for Lancers’ Felix

Desarae Felix, senior history major and midfielder for women’s soccer, was named Western Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week after scoring three goals and an assist. Kristen St. Clair, head coach of women’s soccer, said she believes Felix is different from other players. “Desarae is a special player. She works very hard and she can […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | California Baptist University’s women’s soccer team celebrates scoring their first goal of the game against New Mexico State University on Oct. 5. The Lancers would go on to pick up a 3-0 conference victory over the Aggies

Soccer exceeds expectations

With a 4-4 record in conference games, California Baptist University’s women’s soccer team prepares to face new challenges as it continues in the Western Athletic Conference. Kristen St. Clair, head coach of women’s soccer, said she believes the successful season is a tribute to the whole team’s work ethic. “It’s a tribute to the players’ […]