Sports Round-Up Oct. 1

>>Williams Heading to UCLA

Local basketball recruit Brandon Williams has made his college decision. The senior forward at Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, announced that he will attend the University of California, Los Angeles. As a junior, Williams was a team captain and averaged 15.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game.

>>​NYU​ Signing

Congratulations to Alexia Mousouroulis, a senior guard on the Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, girls’ varsity basketball team, on committing to continue her hoops career at New York University, Manhattan.

Mousouroulis played Catholic Youth Organization basketball for St. Kevin, Flushing. As a junior for the Stanners last season, she averaged 13.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.0 steals per game en route to being named a Tablet All-Star.

“Alexia has been a highly skilled player and a great teammate since day one as a freshman,” said Molloy head coach Joe Harnischfeger. “Alexia – the player and the person – is our standard at Archbishop Molloy.”

(Photo: Courtesy Father Ed Kachurka)

>>​Prayers for Mets Answered

Just in time for the MLB playoffs, several local priests enjoyed a Mets game.

Pictured (from left) is Father Ed Kachurka, pastor of St. Gregory the Great, Bellerose; Father Josephjude Gannon, pastor of Incarnation, Queens Village; Bishop Robert Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn; and Father Christopher Bethge, diocesan vocations director stationed at Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst.
Of note, Father Bethge is a New York Yankees fan, but even he wore blue that night to cheer on the Amazin’ Mets.