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W&M's Swanson says "mahalo" for Masaquel

W&M's Swanson says "mahalo" for Masaquel

WILLIAMSBURG – When Ed Swanson interviewed for the vacant William and Mary women's basketball head coaching job in 2013, there was one scholarship offer still "out" or without a decision attached to it.

It belonged to junior Alexandra Masaquel, who Swanson learned upon accepting the position had committed to the Tribe without knowing who the next coach would be.

Lucky for Swanson and William and Mary.

The transition from the high school game to college wasn't seamless for Masaquel, but the 5-foot-10 post player born in California and raised in Hawaii has blossomed into one of William and Mary's most important players.

On Monday, Masaquel was named...