WVUSports.com

Kadeisha Buchanan

#88 Kadeisha Buchanan

D | Sr. | 5-7 | Brampton, Ontario | Cardinal Leger Catholic

  • 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

2015-16 Junior

  •  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

2014-15 Sophomore

  •  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

2013-14 Freshman

  •  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

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 
SeasonClassGPStartShotsSOGGoalsAssistsYellowPKAtt
Totals 9190812589102
2013Fr2323611120
2014So20201753210
2015Jr23232991331
2016Sr252429103341

Buchanan Wins Hermann Trophy

By Shannon McNamara | January 06, 2017

West Virginia University senior defender Kadeisha Buchanan was named the 2016 Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy recipient, tonight, at the MAC Hermann Trophy Award Banquet, held at the Downtown Clubhouse, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Buchanan to Attend MAC Hermann Trophy Ceremony

By Shannon McNamara | January 05, 2017

West Virginia University senior defender Kadeisha Buchanan will attend the 2016 Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy Award Banquet on Friday, Jan. 6, at 7:15 p.m. ET, at the Downtown Clubhouse, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Buchanan Back as Finalist for Hermann Trophy

By Shannon McNamara | December 14, 2016

For the second straight season, West Virginia University senior defender Kadeisha Buchanan is a finalist for the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy.