Pitch Preview: Towns County Lady Indians
Towns County comes into the 2023 season looking to make a third consecutive Final 4 run. Last year’s run ended in the semis against powerhouse and region foes Commerce, but the 14 wins and #3 state ranking were the best in school history. With a ton of that talent back, this team should make just as much noise this season.
HEAD COACH: Clay Livingston (3rd Season)
2022 RECORD: 14-5-1; 1A Public State Final 4; #3 State Ranking
RETURNING STARTERS: 7
KEY DEPARTURES: Rylie Livingston, Bazya Smith, Miranda Spain, Gali Quijada
KEY PLAYERS: Jayden Taylor, Sarah Shook, Alana Stowers, Elizabeth Edwards, Halie Arrowood, Laura Mauldin, Drew Livingston
STRENGTHS: “We are blessed to have two outstanding returning keepers and they will be leaned upon heavily especially early on until we get some things on the back end squared away,” says Livingston.
The pressure is on for Towns County, who with all the recent success has put itself in a position to garner that kind of attention and the pressure that comes with such high aspirations.
“Obviously, with back to back Final 4 appearances the expectations are high,” states Livingston. “A standard has been set and we have to continue to work hard to hold up to that standard. We have some key holes to fill with the loss of our sweeper and 4-year starter at that position, Rylie Livingston. We also lost two of our main offensive contributors in Miranda Spain and Bazya Smith. Miranda was amazing at helping us to possess the ball and set up attacking runs. Bazya was huge on set pieces the last couple of years taking corners and free kicks inside 30 yards and scoring/ assisting on big goals in the playoffs. Gali was a force for us at stopper and will be sorely missed. We have some returning firepower and will have to figure out where they all fit best to give us the best chance to be successful.”