Women's Soccer



    Benji Walton  
    Benji Walton

    Position:
    Assistant Coach

    Experience:
    2nd Season


    10/11/2013

    Indiana Prepares For Saturday Night Home Matchup With Iowa

    The Hoosiers will take on the Hawkeyes at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Armstrong Stadium

    10/03/2013

    Hoosiers Host Two Big Ten Foes This Weekend

    Indiana will play Northwestern on Friday at 7pm and Illinois on Sunday at 12pm

    09/25/2013

    Big Ten Road Tests On Tap For Hoosiers This Weekend

    Thursday's game at Ohio State will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network

    09/20/2013

    Big Ten Play Opens With Hoosiers Hosting Minnesota

    Indiana is 7-0-1 on the year while the Golden Gophers are 7-1

    09/17/2013

    Midweek Contest Against Xavier Concludes Non-Conference Play

    Indiana puts it 6-0-1 mark on the line against the 5-0-1 Musketeers

    04/21/2014

    Highlights from the 2013 season

    Highlights from the 2013 season

    10/23/2013

    Showing off some of the Special Sauce moves

    The players show some of the moves they like to bring to the game to add a little flair.

    09/20/2013

    Find out who excels in the weight room for IUWS

    We venture into the weight room to find out who excels in one of the most important off-the-field areas for the team.

    09/10/2013

    Jordan Woolums and Tori Keller recap two wins and are joined by a special guest

    Hosts Jordan Woolums and Tori Keller talk about the two wins last weekend and are joined by a special guest.

    09/03/2013

    Reckless Recap: Bus Wisdom

    Members of the Indiana Women's Soccer team offer some Bus Wisdom on their trip to Milwaukee and Chicago.

    09/05/2014

    14, Women's Soccer, vs. George Mason (at OSU), 09/05/14

    Indiana vs. George Mason (at Ohio State). The Hoosiers won, 4-1

    Walton is in his second year at Indiana in 2014, serving as the coordinator of the offensive attack for the Hoosiers.

    In his first season at IU, he helped establish new program records for goals (43), assists (46) and wins (15) in a single season. Those records helped the Hoosiers earn their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and Big Ten Tournament since 2007. In the conference tournament, Indiana advanced to the semifinals while they picked up a 1-0 win over DePaul in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

    He helped attacking midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy earn First Team All-Region and Second Team All-Big Ten honors as she etched her name in the IU record book in career points and goals scored. She finished her senior season with 11 goals, the most by an IU player in a season since Tracy Grose (15) in 1998.

    Another senior, forward Rebecca Candler, also benefitted under Walton's offensive guidance. She collected five goals and nine assists on the season, the second-most assists in a single season in school history. She also assisted on six goals in Big Ten play, setting a new program mark.

    Walton also helped freshman Veronica Ellis develop into one of the top freshmen in the Big Ten, as she was named to the conference's all-freshman team after scoring three game-winning goals on the year - including the winning goal in the second half against DePaul in the NCAA Tournament.

    Prior to his arrival in Bloomington, Walton served as the head coach for six seasons at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama. During his tenure, he led the program through the transition from NCAA Division I to NCAA Division III. He has posted a record of 69-38-5, becoming the all-time leader in wins at BSC, and won at least 10 games in each season. The 2012 season saw BSC capture the Southern Collegiate Athletic Association (SCAC) regular season co-championship.

    He has coached or recruited four NSCAA All-Region players and five NSCAA Scholar All-Region players, including two that went on to be named NSCAA Scholar All-Americans.

    Before his time at BSC, Walton was the head coach at Limestone College for four seasons where he turned the program around at the Division II level. After posting a total of 11 wins his first two seasons, he went 17-16-5 over his last two years and had a pair of fifth place finishes in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference.

    A native of Lawrenceville, Ga., Walton also a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Georgia for three seasons (2002-03) while earning a Master's Degree in Education with a focus on Sports Administration.

    His playing career at Reinhardt College (1997-2001) saw him lead the team to the NJCAA National Championship game as sophomore, with a 21-1-1 record. His senior year he was second team all-conference and was named NCCAA All-America Honorable Mention.

    He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Reinhardt College in Business Administration.


       

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