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Benji Walton

Head Coach Kennesaw State Womens Soccer – Camp Director

A veteran with more than 13 years coaching experience at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels, Benji Walton has been named the second head coach in Kennesaw State womens soccer history. He holds a career record of 97-79-10 record as a collegiate head coach.

 

Walton joins Owl Nation after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant coach at Indiana University. In his first season at Indiana, Walton was a member of a staff that helped guide the Hoosiers to a 2013 NCAA Tournament appearance and a 15-7-1 record, establishing the best winning percentage (.674) in IU womens soccer history.

 

Walton also has 10 years of head coaching experience after leading programs at Birmingham-Southern College (2007-12) and Limestone College (2003-06).

 

Walton joined the Indiana program in 2013 and served as offensive coordinator for two seasons before assuming the role of director of set pieces and technical development prior to the 2015 season. He served as liaison between the coaching staff and academic staff, monitoring the academic progress of the programs student-athletes.

 

In his first season at IU, Walton helped establish program single-season records for goals (43), assists (46) and wins (15). The record-breaking season continued as the Hoosiers earned their first Big Ten Conference and NCAA Tournament appearances since 2007. After advancing to the semifinals of the conference tournament, Indiana earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and reached the second round.

 

In his three years at Indiana, Walton mentored two National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA) All-Region players, one All-Big Ten Conference second team honoree, 45 Big Ten Conference All-Academic selections and four Capital One Academic All-District V picks. The Hoosiers also were honored with the NSCAA Team Academic Award each season and the 2014 team posted a 3.561 grade-point average, the highest GPA among IUs 24 sports.

 

Prior to his arrival in Bloomington, Walton served six seasons as head coach at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama. During his tenure, Walton led the program through the transition from NCAA Division I to NCAA Division III. His teams won at least 10 games each season and totaled an overall record 69-38-5 (.638) as he became the programs all-time winningest coach. In 2012, BSC shared the Southern Collegiate Athletic Association (SCAC) regular season championship.

 

During Waltons tenure at Birmingham-Southern College, four players earned NSCAA All-Region honors and five student-athletes were recognized as NSCAA All-Region Scholars, including two that went on to be named NSCAA Scholar All-Americans.

 

Waltons first head coaching job came at Limestone College where he coached four seasons and turned around a struggling Division II program. After the team posted a total of 11 wins in his first two seasons, Walton led the Saints to a 17-16-5 record over the next two seasons, posting a pair of fifth-place finishes in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference.

 

A native of Lawrenceville, Ga., Walton spent time as a volunteer assistant coach at Georgia for two seasons (2002-03) while earning a masters degree in Education with a focus on sports administration.

 

Walton played collegiately at Reinhardt College (1997-2001) where he helped the Eagles to a 21-1-1 record and trip to the NJCAA National Championship game as sophomore. He was named second team all-conference and received NCCAA All-America Honorable Mention as a senior.

 

Walton earned a bachelors degree in business administration from Reinhardt in 2001.

Greg Chevalier

Assistant Coach Kennesaw State Womens Soccer – Assistant Camp Director

Chevalier most recently served as an assistant coach at North Georgia where he helped the Nighthawks to a 16-4-1 overall record and second-round appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

 

Prior to joining the North Georgia staff, Chevalier coached Michigan Jaguars boys and girls youth teams from 2012-15 following a two-year stint as an assistant with the Atlanta Silverbacks womens semi-pro team. He also spent three years (2010-12) as a youth coach with the Atlanta Spurs.

 

Chevalier entered the coaching ranks after a four-year professional career in the United Soccer League with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (2006-07) and Atlanta Silverbacks (2008-09). He also spent two seasons with the Premier Development Leagues Albany Blackwatch Highlanders (2002-03).

 

A four-year letterwinner and two-year captain at the University of Albany, Chevalier earned second team All-American East Conference honors as a senior in 2002 after leading the Great Danes in points and goals as a senior.

 

Lauren Sestak

Graduate Assistant Coach – Kennesaw State Womens Soccer – Director of Goalkeepers

 

Sestak comes to Kennesaw after completing a successful 4 year career as a goalkeeper at McNeese State University. Along with her playing experience for the cowgirls, Sestak also served as Head Goalkeeper coach and Associate Head JV Soccer Coach at A.M. Barbe High School in Lake Charles, LA.

 

Head Goalkeeper Coach
• Plan and lead goal keeper training
• Help develop technical ball handling skills
• Assisted in overall goal keeper understanding in High school aged girls

 

Associate Head JV Soccer Coach
• Create practice to assist in development of mature soccer understanding
• Assisted in development of game strategies
• Worked with high school level girls