Lingle congratulates Hawaii Pacific softball team on World Series win
Hawai'i Gov. Linda Lingle is among those applauding Hawai'i Pacific's softball team for capturing their first NCAA Division II Softball National Championship.
"On behalf of all the people of Hawai'i, I want to congratulate the NCAA Division II Softball College World Series Champions – the Lady Sea Warriors of HPU," said Lingle in a statement issued by her office.
"The team put forth everything they had, coming from behind and holding off a bases-loaded rally by Valdosta State in the bottom of the seventh inning to capture their first NCAA Division II title."
Lingle said the team members are outstanding role models for our youth, demonstrating athleticism and sportsmanship. She also congratulated Head Coach Bryan Nakasone and his entire staff for their leadership and dedication.