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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Joe Musgrove, Houston Astro and World Series winner.

November 3, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego Hall of Champions has announced their October 2017 Stars of the Month and this month, a local East County high school water polo player and a Grossmont High alum turned World Series winner made the cut.


Joe Musgrove, Houston Astros - Grossmont High alumnus

Musgrove pitched a perfect 11th inning and ended up the winning pitcher as Houston downed the Dodgers, 13-12, in the fifth game of the World Series won by the Houston. Musgrove was virtually untouchable down the stretch, fashioning a 1.17 ERA in August and 1.64 in September.
Kevin Roy, San Diego Gulls (right)
Whether scoring himself or passing off to a teammate, the left winger was hard to stop. Roy had eight points, four goals and four assists, in leading the San Diego Gulls to a 4-3-1 start. Roy twice had career-high three-point games and in 77 AHL games, he has collected 20 goals and 34 assists.
Aliyah Utush, women's soccer - SDSU (left)
Finishing the month with three goals, five assists and 11 points, the latter two leading the team, the senior forward led SDSU to a 5-1-2 record. In a 2-1 victory over Wyoming, Utush scored the winning goal. She was named second team All-Mountain West Conference.
Andrew Higginson, water polo, Valhalla (right)
A 100-goal scorer each of the last two years, the junior kept up the torrid pace in leading the Norsemen to a 13-1 record in October and the Grossmont Hills title. The highlights were a sweep of the league games against Grossmont and the San Diego Open championship.

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