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Kadeisha Buchanan

Kadeisha
Buchanan
#88D


Height: 5-7
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario
HS/Last School: Cardinal Leger Catholic

Bio

• 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist
• Current backline starter for the Canadian Women’s National Team
• Member of the Canadian 2016 Rio Summer Olympics roster
• One of 10 finalists for the 2015 Ballon d’Or Award as the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year
• 2015 FIFPro Women’s World XI Team
• 2015 BMO Canadian Player of the Year
• 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Best Young Player honoree
• Member of the Canadian 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup roster
• Has started all 66 career matches
 
2015 (Jr.)
• MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist, the first for WVU
• Soccer News Net Women’s College Boot Winner
• NSCAA All-America First Team
• NSCAA All-Region First Team
• Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
• All-Big 12 First Team
• Big 12 All-Tournament Team
• Academic All-Big 12 Soccer Second Team 
• Voted Team Defensive MVP
• Started all 23 matches at center back
• Ranked No. 3 on team with 1,910 minutes played
• Helped WVU defense post a program-record 15 shutouts, the third-best mark in the NCAA
• WVU defense allowed just 11 goals all year, the fewest in program history
• Netted game-winner in 2-0 win at No. 15 Ohio State on Sept. 11
• Posted a career-high two assists in 4-0 win vs. Northwestern on Nov. 20 in NCAA Tournament Second Round
• Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (9/1, 9/15)
• TDS.com Team of the Week (9/1, 9/15)
• TDS.com Team of the Week Honorable Mention (11/22)
• Hoosier Classic All-Tournament Team
• No. 1, TDS.com Midseason Top 100
• Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team
• TDS.com Preseason Best XI First Team
• No. 1, TDS.com Preseason Top 100
 
2014 (So.)
• NSCAA/Continental Tire All-America First Team; only sophomore named to the first team and first sophomore in WVU history to score first-team accolades
• Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
• Soccer America Women’s MVP First Team
• TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI First Team
• ECAC Division I Women’s Soccer All-Star First Team
• NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Central Region First Team
• Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
• All-Big 12 First Team
• Big 12 Tournament Defensive MVP
• Big 12 All-Tournament Team
• Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team
• Voted Team MVP and Team Defensive MVP
• Started all 20 matches available for at center back and helped the team post 12 shutouts, including five in Big 12 regular-season play, with four coming on the road
• Tallied a career-high eight points on a career-best three goals and two assists
• Three goals came in first seven games of the season, including WVU’s lone scores at No. 11 Penn State (Aug. 22) and against No. 16 Georgetown (Sept. 12)
• Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 21)
• Three-time member of the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week (Sept. 30, Oct. 21, Nov. 11)
• No. 5, TopDrawerSoccer.com Midseason Top 100
• Named to multiple preseason teams: Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team, TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Best XI First Team, Soccer America Preseason All-America Team and CollegeSports Madness Preseason All-America First Team
• No. 5, TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Top 100
 
2013 (Fr.)
• NSCAA/Continental Tire All-America Second Team; first Mountaineer rookie to earn NSCAA All-America honors
• NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Central Region First Team
• TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Freshman First Team
• Big 12 Defender of the Year
• Big 12 Newcomer of the Year
• All-Big 12 First Team
• All-Big 12 Newcomer Team
• Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team
• Big 12 Soccer Championship Defensive MVP
• Big 12 All-Tournament Team
• Team Defensive MVP
• Started all 23 matches at center back
• Only Mountaineer to play all 2,151 minutes of season
• Netted first career goal at Baylor on Sept. 29
• Earned first career assist in win over TCU on Oct. 13
• Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Oct. 1)
• TopDrawerSoccer.com Midseason No. 4 Impact Freshman
 
In High School
• Full Canadian National Team member
• Standout defender at Cardinal Leger Catholic Secondary School under coach James Chambers
• 11-A side champions in 2009 and ROPSSA champions in 2010
• Also played flag football, volleyball and basketball
• Played club for Brams United under coach Joe Nucifora
• Silver medalist with full Canadian National Team at Yongchuan Cup in China (2013)
• Represented Canada at the 2012 U-17 CONCACAF Women’s tournament, winning a Silver medal
• Game MVP against Jamaica at U-17 CONCACAF (2012)
• Guided club teams to league championship (2011), Ontario Cup titles (2008, 2011) and a national championship (2011)
• Earned MVP honors at Gran Campon Del Torneo (2008-09)
• Provincial wins in the Quebec Series (2010) and nationals (2010-11)
 
Personal
• Daughter of Howard Tate and Melsadie Tate
• One of 12 children
• Birthday is November 5
• 2014 Canadian U-20 Player of the Year
• 2013 Canadian U-20 Player of the Year
• Majoring in criminology
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
• Dean’s List 


Stats

SeasonClassGPStartShotsSOGGoalsAssistsYellowPKAtt
Totals 666652155661
2013Fr2323611120
2014So20201753210
2015Jr23232991331


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Sunday, September 13 2015