• August 30, 2016

CBU Adds Impact Player To Men's Volleyball Team

Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2015) – California Baptist University added inspiration to its men's volleyball lineup recently.

Davis Galluzzo, 7, signed a letter of intent to join the Lancers this season. Gulluzzo was just 2 years old when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a condition he still battles to this day.

Despite all of Galluzzo's adversity, people view him as an inspiration. 

"I think Davis will bring a lot of encouragement to the team," said coach Derek Schmitt. "No matter what he's doing, he comes in with a huge smile on his face. He gets the guys laughing and brings a positive attitude."

Team IMPACT, a national nonprofit organization, matched Galluzzo with CBU. 

IMPACT seeks to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team

"In the short time I have gotten to know Davis through the recruiting process, one thing I know is that he will bring a variety of strong attributes to the program," said Schmitt. "One of them is the ability to fight through adversity. He has been doing that for several years and continues to do it day after day."

By signing the letter, Galluzzo committed to always have a good time with his teammates, as they live their purpose by pursuing excellence in athletics and vowed to always "Lance-Up."

The Lancers, with their new addition, open their season on Dec. 5 at home, hosting Pepperdine at noon.