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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Flavors headlines CBU basketball transfers

As basketball season approaches, the California Baptist University men’s basketball team is gearing up by recruit- ing Division I-caliber athletes, including Fairfield University transfer Ferron Flavors Jr., a junior business management major and guard. To help prepare and elevate their game, men’s basketball recruited players who have already played at the Division I level over […]

Sage Zbinden | Matt Hubbard, graduate student kinesiology major, try’s his best to boost himself into the air to block the ball, but slips and loses his balance.

Despite transition CBU basketball hopes for postseason play

During the four-year transition to Division I, California Baptist University athletics will be ineligible for NCAA postseason play. However, Lancer basketball has options to play beyond the regular season. An immediate opportunity for CBU basketball to potentially add to its trophy case will be the Western Athletic Conference regular season championship. Although the Lancers will not […]

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Colleges offer esport scholarships

Say goodbye to the days of traditional collegiate sports and hello to the age of competitive online gaming. Having a passion for video games and knowledge about how to play them is finally paying off. In 2016, the National Association of Collegiate Esports formed in Kansas City, MO. This nonprofit organization supports more than 80 […]

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 […]

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CBU grads extend athletic careers

This summer, multiple California Baptist University athletes signed professional contracts, adding to the growing list of former Lancers already living out their athletic dreams at the professional level. Major League Baseball draft picks Justin Montgomery and Dylan Stowell, along with free agent Andrew Bernstein, became the latest Lancers to turn pro. There are now nine […]

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 […]