"I am very pleased with how our schedule came together," said Walton. "We are always looking to challenge ourselves with some of the best teams in the region in order to prepare for the difficulties that ASUN play will bring,"KSU soccer kicks off the season with a two-game road swing at Mercer on Aug. 22 before heading to Georgia State Aug. 25. The Owls then return home for five-straight games, their longest stretch in Kennesaw in 2019. The homestand begins with College of Charleston on Aug. 30 and continues with Alabama A&M (Sept. 2), Furman (Sept. 6) and Presbyterian (Sept. 8), before concluding with Charleston Southern on Sept. 13.The Owls take a trip to the Midwest to battle Oklahoma State on Sept. 19 and Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., on Sept 22."I am also excited that we get to travel somewhere new out of region and take on Oklahoma State and Kansas," continued Walton. "Both teams were high RPI teams last year with Oklahoma State finishing 51 and Kansas 20. Kansas was also an NCAA Tournament team that made it to the second round. Those type of games will not only help our RPI but will also show us some different styles to further prepare our team for conference. It should be a great challenge and fun experience for our program."KSU begins ASUN play in Nashville, Tenn., against Lipscomb on Sept. 26 before trekking to the Sunshine State against Jacksonville on Sept. 29. The Owls play host to North Florida on Oct. 4 for their first home ASUN contest.After welcoming Stetson to Fifth Third Bank Stadium on Oct. 6, the Owls conclude road play with FGCU on Oct. 10 and Liberty Oct. 13.The Owls return home to close out the regular season versus NJIT on Oct. 20 and North Alabama on Oct. 25."The ASUN schedule will be more challenging than ever as I think every program has improved." said Walton. "I look forward to seeing how our veteran players and eager newcomers respond to these battles headed our way. I'm excited."