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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

Three Named NSCAA All-America

By Shannon McNamara | December 02, 2016

For the first time in program history, three West Virginia University women’s soccer student-athlete have garnered All-America accolades from the NSCAA.

Duo Tabbed Senior CLASS Award All-Americans

By Shannon McNamara | December 02, 2016

Duke University defender/midfielder Christina Gibbons has been selected in nationwide balloting as the 2016 Senior CLASS Award® winner in NCAA® Division I women’s soccer.

College Cup Press Conference

By Maggie Matella | December 01, 2016

Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown, Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence talk to members of the media at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California.