WELCOME FROM PCC's ATHLETIC DIRECTOR...
I would like to welcome you to our community and another exciting year of Lancers Athletics. With 96 plus years of strong tradition and success, our student-athletes have worked hard in preparation for this year and their competitive seasons. In the 2021-2022 school year, Pasadena City College is poised and ready for an outstanding season of success, academically and athletically, and marking the return of Lancers competition following a long, enduring health crisis in our country.
This edition of Lancers Athletics has a solid collection of student-athletes who have committed to continue the excellence exemplified throughout our college's history.
In ever-changing times, the 2019-2020 sports season was a difficult one for all of us with the eventual cancellation of the Spring Sports season at the halfway mark due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Then the entire 2020-2021 season was cancelled as well, an unprecedented happening in PCC, South Coast Conference, and Southern California Football Association athletics.
However, we as Lancers Nation kept our student-athletes engaged as they faced extraordinary challenges. Our staff, coaches, and their teams had to overcome the hurdles of no competition. It was the darkest period for our student-athletes.
In 2019-20, our athletes put the "student" in student-athlete with an incredible number of high GPA performers as 161 attained Scholar-Athlete status (3.0 GPA or better) among our 16 intercollegiate teams.
In 2018-19, the Lancers women's volleyball, baseball, and women's badminton teams all won South Coast Conference titles. Playoff appearances were earned by women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball, baseball, badminton and softball.
In 2017-2018, our Lancers teams captured a CCCAA state team title in women's badminton (second straight!), and SCC championships in women's volleyball, badminton and men's swimming (dual season title). Volleyball, women's basketball, baseball, and softball all qualified for the SoCal Playoffs and men's swimming placed sixth overall at the State Championships, that program's best finish in 40 years.
PCC's athletic teams annually strive toward excellence in the classroom, in the field/court/pool of play, and in the community. Pasadena City College Athletics takes great pride in preparing student-athletes for their future endeavors in academics, athletics and life. This balance allows for our young men and women to have an opportunity to achieve their life goals and aspirations. This, coupled with the daily commitment from dedicated coaches and staff, demonstrates the comprehensive educational opportunities offered here at PCC.
I encourage our Lancers family to respectfully partner with us in supporting this season's teams as they take on the journey of chasing their dreams and goals.
---Tony "Bones" Barbone, Athletic Director, email@example.com