Elijah Hickman | Banner | Cassiy Dennison, sophomore business administration major gathers, with her team before facing University of California, Riverside volleyball team in 2018

Volleyball tested on road

California Baptist University’s women’s volleyball team started their pre-season games on Aug. 30. With a 3-6 record, the Lancers are using early-season tournaments to prepare them for long-term success. “As far as how pre-season is going, we had a rough start but we have been winning more games and doing a lot better as a […]

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 […]

Cullen’s Column: National Invitational Volleyball Championships

For fans who enjoyed California Baptist University volleyball’s 20-10 season and fourth-place conference finish, an encore is in store with the Lancers’ trip to the National Invitational Volleyball Championships. After sitting out the Western Athletic Conference tournament because of their transition to NCAA Division I, the Lancers earned a berth in the NIVC. The national […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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Athletes dominate PacWest

California Baptist University’s five fall sports dominated the PacWest Conference in their final year before the school transitions into the NCAA Division I WAC in 2018. Both men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and women’s volleyball earned the PacWest Championship in early November before the teams advanced to playoffs. Dr. Ben Gall, […]