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National champion HPU softball team back in the islands

Sherise Musquiz Sherise Musquiz
Bryan Nakasone Bryan Nakasone

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Lady Sea Warriors are back in the islands.

At around 3:15 pm Tuesday the Hawaii Pacific University softball team landed at Honolulu International Airport with the Division Two national championship trophy in their hands.

Loved ones, fans, and HPU leaders, greeted the Sea Warriors, paparazzi style.I t was a homecoming complete with a band, cheers, and lots of proud hugs.

Many of the girls say their victory was surreal up until they came home. We spoke with game winning pitcher Sherise Musquiz. She said that she almost didn't join the Lady Sea Warriors – if it hadn't been for her mom.

"I didn't want to play a sport my first year. She didn't tell me, but she filled out an athlete survey and coach emailed me back the next day" said Musquiz.

This is the very first time HPU's softball team has snatched the NCAA Division Two title. HPU defeated Valdosta State 4-3 Monday.

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