C/O '19 GK Ky Hudson commits to Houston Soccer

Not sure how long ago she committed, but she is definitely committed.

Ky is out of the Woodlands and was the Montgomery County Goalkeeper of the Year last year:


Like her teammate Richards, The Woodlands’ Ky Hudson enjoyed a record-setting season.

After a 22-shutout campaign, Hudson is The Courier’s Goalkeeper of the Year.

The University of Houston commit was proud of the team shutout record, which broke the previous high of 16, and was also quick to credit the defenders in front of her.

“A personal goal was to get the shutout record, which I was happy to do,” she said. “Our defense this year was probably stronger than it was last year, so it was no surprise when we found out that we did break it.”

Part of the reason for the Lady Highlanders’ success was familiarity. Three defenders — Sidney Runeberg, Peyton Graves and Nicole Faria — have played together and with Hudson for nearly a decade. Alyssa Carfagno has been with the group for two years. Defensive midfielder Addie Gordy was also a big part of the success.

“Since we have known each other for so long, we’re pretty much on the same page,” Hudson said. “We’ve pretty much got some signals down at this point to read what the other person’s doing. We’re pretty tight back there and don’t make too many communication mistakes.”

Dina Graves says Hudson will be a key returner next season as The Woodlands will lose Carfagno, Faria, Gordy and Runeberg to graduation.

“You couldn’t ask for a better leader stepping up,” Graves said. “Peyton coming back will be a huge part of that, too. They have a connection, and that should help for sure.”