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Freshmen athletes adjust to college

Life is demanding, relentless and at times unforgiving. Even if it feel as if these negatives are taking over, there are always positives to be found. As with all students, freshman year comes with new challenges and many student-athletes struggle to adjust. Sydney Truett, freshman accounting major and softball player, is from Albuquerque, N.M. For […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Britney Thomas, junior psychology major, leads California Baptist University’s women’s basketball team to victory against Fresno Pacific University’s Sunbirds.

Thomas earns third WAC award

Britney Thomas, junior psychology major and forward, has been named three-time Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week for California Baptist University’s women’s basketball team. Thomas transferred from Mt. San Jacinto College and joined the women’s basketball team this season. At Mt. San Jacinto College, she was named the South Region Most Valu- able Player […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Zach Pirog, junior criminal justice major, dunks the ball leading the Lancers to a win in California Baptist University’s opening game as a division I team.

Slam-dunk start for hoops

New to Division-I basketball, both men and women’s basketball have both started their seasons, with men starting the year at a 2-4 record and women starting at a 1-5 record. With early season struggles behind them, both teams look to turn their season around before conference games begin. De’jon Davis, junior art major and power […]

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 […]

Courtesy of Athletics Ramirez talks with Ciara Stapp, sophomore communications studies major and pitcher, during a game last season.

Ramirez adjusts to new role after eight years of coaching

Women’s softball has chosen assistant coach Amy Ramirez as the new directo of Softball Operations. She is a former Lancers pitching star, 2016 CBU Hall of Fame inductee, two-time NAIA Pitcher of the Year winner and two-time NAIA All-American. Ramirez is stepping off the diamond and into her new role where she is still an […]

Kengkue Her | Banner | Vincent Zavala, sophomore biology major and wrestler, studies with teammate Bryce Buckley, junior accounting major to balance life as a student athlete.

Athletes juggle school and sports

Early mornings, late-night practices and school deadlines are a few of the struggles student-athletes face. Enrolling in college can be nerve-racking as young adults are learning how to adjust to independent student life. For student-athletes, obtaining a busy school and sports schedule can cause one to question the ability to make room for a social […]

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Cheerleaders earn honors through excellence

Becoming an All-American in any sport takes diligence, consistency and experience. Earning that honor four years in a row is rare and exemplifies those qualities even more. Alexis Humphery, senior criminal justice major, and Taylor Contratto, senior kinesiology major, have both been All-American selections every year since they have joined California Baptist University’s cheer squad. […]

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’ […]