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New MegaMind TV and Movie Sequel Release
New MegaMind TV and Movie Sequel Release
Joseph Goodnight, Opinion Editor • February 20, 2024

In March of this year, Dreamworks is set to release a Peacock exclusive TV show and movie sequel to the beloved 2010 MegaMind movie. The trailer...

In Fastbreak Fashion
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 14, 2024

Lancers lead the way in the second half. The Great Oak Wolfpack came into Thousand Oaks Tuesday night for the CIF quarterfinals and with them...

Perserving in Penalty’s
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 14, 2024

The Lady Lancers traveled to a neutral site in Anaheim to take on the Katella Knights in the second round of the CIF-SS girls soccer playoffs....

Kanye - He's Back at it...or Maybe Not?
Elijah Brown, The Lancer Staff • February 14, 2024

Kanye West's new album “Vultures 1”, many nationwide were skeptical at first about Kanye's new album considering the controversies he has...

It’s Valentine’s, Baby
It’s Valentine’s, Baby
Momo Sonoda, Editor-In-Chief • February 14, 2024

St. Valentine’s Day commemorates the death of St. Valentine, but for others, the holiday marks a day of birth. Junior Chokee Weezer was born...

Health Science Majors Program hosts their senior showcase
Momo Sonoda, Editor-In-Chief • February 12, 2024

Last week, the seniors in Health Science Majors hosted a showcase, featuring various professions that they hope to pursue in the future. At the...

Advancing Again
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 12, 2024

The Lancers left campus during lunch to travel to Temecula for their round two playoff game, and the ride wasn’t enough to stop the Lancers....

Double-Double Galore
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 12, 2024

The Lancers once again came out of a playoff game as a victor, behind a powerful Trent Maclean performance nonetheless. Maclean powered his way...

Avid Attack
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 9, 2024

A massive performance from standout freshman led the way for the Lancers at Ventura College, freshman Maddie Linville started the game off strong...

Advancing at last!
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 8, 2024

Fast start, with no slowing down, your Lancers took down the Chaffey Tigers 3-1. A very early goal from junior attacker Gabriel Torreblanca gave...

Elias Chin ready to take a shot
Onto the Next
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 8, 2024

Advancing at last!  Despite a close score after each of the first two quarters, stars Elias Chin and Trent Maclean were able to help the Lancers...

Valentines Day grams for your special someone -- or not
Valentine's Day grams for your special someone -- or not
Gabriella Muller, The Lancer Staff • February 8, 2024

With Valentine's day approaching quickly, the student store is crowded with students buying Valentine's Grams for people they know -- and those...

Sephora Takeover
Sephora Takeover
Gabriella Muller, The Lancer Staff • February 8, 2024

With the rise of popular skincare brands coming from Tiktok, Sephora is seeing a rise in sales but a massive drop in age. “10-13 year old kids...

Point Counterpoint: The Super Debate
Point Counterpoint: The Super Debate
Kevin Starr and Christian-Isaiah Aguilar February 8, 2024

Two The Lancer columnists -- Kevin Starr and Christian-Isaiah Aguilar -- have strong opinions about the upcoming Super Bowl. Here, they square...

on the bottom is real animal based leather, while on the top is “vegan” leather, or “pleather”
Vegan Leather is Worse for the Environment than Real Leather
Joseph Goodnight, Opinion Editor • February 8, 2024

Throughout the the past 20 years the interest in sustainability and ethicality has risen immensely, especially in regards to fashion, as the...

Set the Bar High

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With a grand total of ten seniors, the Lancers are starting this season with a strong core of experience and leadership.

Lancers boys volleyball is setting their sights on the playoffs this year. Following a 21-11 overall season the previous year, the program feels that they have a strong foundation to build off of with a large amount of returning players for this season.

“The senior leadership will make a huge impact for us,” senior outside hitter Johnny Anselmo said. “Our seniors are all experienced players so we’re able to guide the sophomores and juniors in the right direction while also improving upon ourselves.

Having 10 seniors on the team makes this season the culmination of many players’ high school careers, so the thought of a CIF title is on many of their minds.

I set goals each year. Sometimes those goals are a long-shot, other times they are much more attainable,” head coach Seth Burnham said. “This year I feel like they are much more attainable they most years. They are; make CIF playoffs; win league; make a deep run in CIF.”

The team knows it won’t be an easy feat though, competing in the Marmonte League with powerhouse teams such as Newbury Park and Westlake.

“Newbury park is our strongest competition,” Anselmo said. “They have a solid team all the way around and it’s going to take our best to beat them. We won’t win by getting lucky, and we’re going to have to play extremely well.”

Building off of their previous successful season, the team is confident that they have progressed to a point where they have the chance to not only make the playoffs, but go far.

“We are basically returning everyone, and all of our guys are a year older and wiser, and have more experience and maturity,” said Burnham. “Not making playoffs last year, despite being ranked in top 3 of Division 2 has really left our guys hungry.”

With so many individual talents on the team, the Lancers are focused on setting personal goals for themselves this season and improving themselves as players.

“My personal goal is just to do the best I can each game,” junior middle blocker Sean Schmutz said. “For every game I want to be able to confidently say whether we won or lost.”

With the amount of talent this team carries into the season, their strengths are apparent in their play to start out the year.

“The overall level of athleticism on our team is our main strength. We have so much potential because we have so many high level athletes and some that play multiple sports,” said Anselmo. “I know that a lot of the players will get better throughout the year just from knowing their athletic potential.”

Carrying multiple Division 1 level commits, such as Anselmo who committed to Pepperdine last year, this experienced and athletic team is focused on taking on a competitive Marmonte League and providing their 10 seniors with a CIF run to finish out their high school seasons.

“[If we] focus on ourselves, our consistency  and work hard everyday, [then] we should end up in a great spot.” Burnham said.

With the chemistry and talent so abundant for this team, it’s safe to say that this experienced and exciting group has more than just a winning season on their mind this season.

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