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Soccer: McAlpine Begins Building Staff

Sammy Towne (Photo: USC Athletics)

University of Georgia soccer coach Keidane McAlpine announced the first member of his coaching staff Tuesday afternoon with the hiring of Sammy Towne as an assistant coach.





Towne joins the Georgia staff after serving with head coach Keidane McAlpine for the previous four seasons at USC as an assistant coach.

With the Trojans, Towne helped guide USC to four top-four finishes in the Pac-12 and reached the NCAA quarterfinals in 2019. Heading up the defensive side, USC posted 39 shutouts in her tenure and produced a First Team All-American in defender Ally Prisock (2018) and a Freshman All-American in defender Kaylin Martin (2019).

Prior to joining USC, Towne served as Director of Soccer Operations for two seasons at her alma mater Auburn. Towne played for the Tigers from 2007-10, while McAlpine served as an assistant coach, earning All-SEC honors, and captaining the team. Following the end of her career, she served as a defensive assistant student coach in 2011, helping the Tigers win their first SEC Tournament.





Following Auburn, Towne was an assistant for four seasons at UNC Greensboro, working with the defense and coordinating recruiting. With the Spartans, she helped produce nine All-Southern Conference performers, including three consecutive accolades for defender Georgia Brown.

Dawgs in the NFL – Week 14:

Rams 30, Cardinals 23

Leonard Floyd, OLB: Floyd led the Rams with eight tackles and intercepted a pass.

Sony Michel, RB: Michel had 20 carries for 79 yards for Los Angeles.

Matthew Stafford, QB: Stafford went 23-for-30 for 287 yards and three touchdowns for the Rams. He stands second in the NFL with 33 touchdown passes and third with 3,898 yards passing. Stafford became the 13th player in NFL history to pass for 49,000 yards in his career.

A.J. Green, WR: Green caught two passes for 26 yards for the Cardinals. He is the 50th player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career receiving yards.

Browns 24, Ravens 22

Nick Chubb, RB: Chubb had 17 carries for 59 yards and three catches for six yards for the Browns. He ranks fifth in the NFL with 926 rushing yards.

Richard LeCounte, DB: LeCounte was not active for Cleveland.

Ben Cleveland, OL: Cleveland appeared on four special teams plays for Baltimore.

Justin Houston, LB: Houston had two tackles, including one for loss, for the Ravens.

Nick Moore, LS: Moore snapped on five punts, three field goals, and an extra point for Baltimore.

Chargers 37, Giants 21

Tre’ McKitty, TE: McKitty appeared on 33 offensive and three special teams plays for the Chargers.

Lorenzo Carter, OLB: Carter posted four tackles for New York.

Tae Crowder, ILB: Crowder had eight tackles for the Giants.

Jake Fromm, QB: Fromm was active for New York for the second straight game, but he did not see any action.

Azeez Ojulari, OLB: Ojulari picked up two tackles, including a sack, for the Giants. He extended his New York rookie record to 7.5 sacks and he stands third among NFL rookies.

J.R. Reed, DB: Reed had one tackle during his 14 special teams plays for New York.

Andrew Thomas, OL: Thomas logged all 69 snaps at tackle, helping the Giants roll up 316 total yards.

Packers 45, Bears 30

Eric Stokes, DB: Stokes had two tackles and defended a pass for Green Bay. He ranks ninth in the NFL with 12 defended passes.

Alec Ogletree, OLB: Ogletree picked up five tackles for Chicago.

Roquan Smith, ILB: Smith led the Bears with nine tackles. He stands fifth in the NFL with 130 tackles.

49ers 26, Bengals 23 (OT)

Charlie Woerner, TE: Woerner had one tackle as he logged 27 special teams and 14 offensive plays for the 49ers.

Trey Hill, OL: Hill saw action on six special teams plays for the Bengals.

Titans 20, Jaguars 0

Ben Jones, OL: Jones logged 68 snaps at center and helped the Titans post 263 total yards.

Tyson Campbell, DB: Campbell had four tackles for Jacksonville.

Chiefs 48, Raiders 9

Deandre Baker, DB: Baker recorded three tackles for Kansas City.

Mecole Hardman, WR: Hardman hauled in two passes for 59 yards, returned a punt 11 yards, and had one carry for no gain for the Chiefs.

Falcons 29, Panthers 21

Shawn Williams, DB: Elevated from the Falcons’ practice squad on Saturday, Williams posted a tackle during his 18 special teams plays.

Seahawks 33, Texans 13

Chris Conley, WR: Conley hauled in two passes for 20 yards for Houston.

Buccaneers 33, Bills 27 (OT)

Isaiah McKenzie, WR: McKenzie caught a 5-yard pass for Buffalo. He stands eighth in the NFL with 548 yards on kickoff returns.

Broncos 38, Lions 10

D’Andre Swift, RB: Swift was on the Lions’ inactive list for the second straight game due to a shoulder injury. He has 429 yards on 56 catches, which rank third and fourth, respectively, among NFL running backs.

Bye Week

Dolphins: John Jenkins, DL; Solomon Kindley, OL

Patriots: David Andrews, OL; Isaiah Wynn, OL

Practice Squads

Bengals: Lamont Gaillard, OL; Elijah Holyfield, RB

Browns: Lawrence Cager, WR

Cardinals: Jonathan Ledbetter, DL

Colts: Eli Wolf, TE

Giants: Isaiah Wilson, OL

Raiders: Javon Wims, WR

Reserve Lists (IR, NFI, COVID)

Broncos: Natrez Patrick, ILB

Chargers: Mark Webb, DB

Chiefs: Malik Herring, DE

Colts: Rodrigo Blankenship, PK

Jaguars: Terry Godwin, WR

Texans: Jordan Jenkins, DE

Titans: Monty Rice, ILB

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