CBU's women's water polo team at their home opener on Jan. 29 Elijah Hickman

Water polo sprints ahead

The California Baptist University women’s water polo team had their home opener on Jan. 29 at the Lancer Aquatics Center. The Lancer women’s water polo team fought hard for two come-from-behind wins against California State University, Northridge and Pomona-Pitzer colleges, according to a press release by CBU athletics. The CBU women beat Cal State Northridge […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Kira O'Donell, junior behavioral science major, cranks back her arm for a winning goal in a 2020 match.

Water polo splashes into the season

The California Baptist University women’s water polo team had a successful season in 2021. As they recovered from a canceled 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were able to compete against some of the top teams in the country and qualify for the Golden Coast Conference championships in spring 2021. Now the CBU […]

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Men’s water polo wins big

Shortly after winning the championship game of the Western Water Polo Association’s conference tournament, the California Baptist University men’s water polo team advanced to compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s National Championship tournament. “The sixth-ranked Lancers became the first program in school history to compete at the NCAA Championships on Thursday at the Uytengsu […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | The men's water polo team during a game against UCLA in September of 2018.

Men’s water polo succeeds

The California Baptist University men’s water polo team has started its season receiving a No. 7 ranking from the Collegiate Water Polo Association. According to the CBU Athletics website, “California Baptist University men’s water polo built on its best-ever preseason ranking by securing the best ranking in program history.” The CBU men’s water polo team […]

Sage Zbinden | Banner | Zack Lowery, junior kinesiology major, is on the counter attack to try and gain possession of the ball

Men’s water polo faced challenges during fall season

During the fall 2019 season, California Baptist University’s men’s water polo team had an overall record of 17-15 and 4-3 in the Western Athletic Conference in Division I. With just three students who graduated from last year, the majority of the team looks to continue to practice hard in the offseason to prepare for an […]

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 […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Kira O’Donell, sophomore behavioral science major, attempts to score a goal against the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s water polo team during the California Baptist University Mini tournament on Jan. 26.

O’Donell becomes impact player for water polo team

After being named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-American second team last season, California Baptist University women’s water polo’s Kira O’Donell, sophomore behavioral science major and attacker, is off to a strong start in 2019. In Week One of the season, O’Donell earned Gold Coast Conference Player of the Week honors with […]

Spring sports preview

California Baptist University’s women’s water polo, softball and men’s baseball are all gearing up for their upcoming seasons. The three teams have prepared for the university’s transition into NCAA Division I, joining the Western Athletic Conference. These Lancers say they are looking forward to traveling to new places and facing new teams. Women’s Water Polo […]

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 […]