Player Profiles



Kadeisha                           Buchanan
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Kadeisha
Buchanan
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario
Height: 5-6
Sport: Women's Soccer
Position: D

Biography

At West Virginia in 2014
• 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
 
At West Virginia in 2013
• 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
• Current backline starter for the Canadian Women’s National Team
• Member of the Canadian 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup roster
• 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
 
Buchanan’s Career Numbers
Year    M         MS       S          G         GWG   A          Pts       C/E
2014    20        20        17        3          0          2          8          1/0
2013    23        23        6          1          0          1          3          2/0
Career 43        43        23        4          0          3          11        3/0
 
Buchanan’s Single Game Career Highs
Shots   3 vs. Baylor, 10/31/14
Shots on Goal 1 (6 times); last at Texas, 9/28/14
Goals   1 (4 times); last vs. Georgetown, 9/12/14
Assists 1 (3 times); last vs. Texas Tech, 10/10/14
Points  2 (4 times) last vs. Georgetown, 9/12/14

Related Videos

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WVU's Buchanan a Rising Star in Soccer
Posted: 7.29.15

Buchanan, Izzo-Brown Media Session
Posted: 7.28.15

Buchanan, Lawrence Named to Pan Am Roster
Posted: 7.9.15

Buchanan Wins Hyundai Young Player Award
Posted: 7.5.15

Canada Exits 2015 Women's World Cup
Posted: 6.29.15

WSoc Blog: Canada Advances to Quarterfinals
Posted: 6.22.15

Lawrence's Goal Helps Canada Advance
Posted: 6.16.15

Buchanan, Lawrence Tough in Canada Draw
Posted: 6.12.15

Buchanan, Lawrence Play 90 Minutes in Win
Posted: 6.8.15

Mountaineers Ready for Sport's Biggest Stage
Posted: 6.3.15

Buchanan Wins Ken Giles Award
Posted: 5.26.15

Buchanan Featured on Canadian Stamp
Posted: 4.29.15

Duo Named to Canadian World Cup Team
Posted: 4.27.15

Two Garner Soccer America Accolades
Posted: 1.20.15

Duo Named to Canadian Roster
Posted: 1.6.15

Buchanan Named to ECAC All-Star Team
Posted: 12.23.14

Buchanan Canadian U-20 Player of the Year
Posted: 12.17.14

Buchanan, Schwindel Earn All-America Honors
Posted: 12.5.14

Buchanan Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
Posted: 12.2.14

Buchanan, Lawrence Up for Canada Honors
Posted: 12.1.14

Big 12 Honors Women's Soccer Duo
Posted: 10.21.14

Wearing the Jersey: Kadeisha Buchanan
Posted: 9.7.14

Buchanan On Hermann Trophy Watch List
Posted: 8.6.14

Inspiring a Nation
Posted: 8.4.14

A Flash of Brilliance
Posted: 6.17.14

Buchanan Scores First International Goal
Posted: 5.9.14

Duo to Compete for Canadian National Team
Posted: 5.2.14

Buchanan, Canada Head to Cyprus Cup
Posted: 2.26.14

Buchanan, Canada Fall to USA
Posted: 2.1.14

Buchanan, Canada Set for Clash with USA
Posted: 1.30.14

Buchanan, Canada Capture Third Place
Posted: 12.23.13

Silva, Buchanan Honored Again
Posted: 12.19.13

Buchanan Canada's U-20 Player of the Year
Posted: 12.11.13

Canada Calls Up Buchanan
Posted: 12.5.13

Extra Time With Kadeisha Buchanan
Posted: 8.19.13


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