Glen Cove High School senior Taylah Hudson signed a Letter of Intent to play Division I basketball at Texas Southern University.
“I’ve been playing my whole life for this moment,” Hudson said. “I hope I can contribute to the team.”
Hudson received a full scholarship to Texas Southern and has been playing varsity basketball since seventh grade. She was named All-County Player twice by the coaches in Nassau County and Conference Player of the Year in 2013. She was also designated as an All-State Player by the Sportswriter’s Association of New York and named to the Basketball Coaches’ Association of New York Section 8 All-Star Team.
Varsity girls basketball coach Greg Mayerhoffer said Hudson reached a milestone in her career last season, when she became the all-time scoring leader in the history of the girls program at Glen Cove. Ultimately, she went on to surpass the 1,000-point total, an achievement accomplished by very few student-athletes in the sport.
Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Michael Israel, Athletic Director Denise Kiernan, Glen Cove High School Interim Principal Roseann Cirnigliaro and guidance counselor Christine Mulhall offered their congratulations at a recent celebration held in Hudson’s honor.
“I’m so happy for her,” Mulhall said. “She has a great work ethic whether it’s at school or on the court and is a great role model for younger girls.”
Taylah’s father, Assistant Principal Allen Hudson, expressed his pride in his daughter’s success.
“Anyone who meets her knows how humble she is,” Allen Hudson said. “She always thinks about her teammates first.”
Coach Mayerhoffer agreed, and said Hudson would always be regarded as one of the very best to ever play basketball in Nassau County and New York State.
“I’ve coached so many good players over the years, but she’s the best,” he said. “I have no doubt she will be successful in the next stage of her life, but I’m sad to see her leave.”