The girls from Massapequa Park who won the 2023 Little League Softball World Series were celebrated in their hometown on Monday.
The event — co-hosted by the Village of Massapequa Park, the Town of Oyster Bay, and Nassau County— featured a parade through town and a celebration at Village Hall.
The team etched their names in the record books back on Aug. 13 after defeating North Carolina, 5-1, in the finals to become the first New York team to win the title.
“That doesn’t happen on accident,” said Richard Eaton, head coach of the Massapequa International 12-and-under girls’ team, at the celebration. “I’m the manager, and it’s an honor, but this team had 16 people, including coaches and players that had a job to do — and every single person did that job.”
Scroll down to see photos from the festivities. Photos were taken by Kimberly Brown.