Kadeisha Buchanan

Kadeisha Buchanan (born November 5, 1995), nicknamed Keisha, is a Canadian soccer player for Olympique Lyonnais in Division 1 Féminine. She is also a member of the Canadian national team. She was born in Toronto and raised in Brampton, Ontario, the youngest of seven girls in a single-parent home. She was only 17 when she made her debut for the Canada National team on January 12, 2013.[1]

At the 2015 Women's World Cup, Buchanan won the Young Player Award.[2]

Kadeisha Buchanan
Kadeisha Buchanan 2016 (cropped)
Kadeisha Buchanan on Pan Am Games
Personal information
Date of birth November 5, 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Olympique Lyonnais
Number 21
Youth career
Erin Mills
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 West Virginia Mountaineers 91 (8)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Toronto Lady Lynx 4 (1)
2014 Ottawa Fury 1 (0)
2016 Vaughan Azzurri 1 (0)
2017– Olympique Lyonnais 33 (1)
National team
2012 Canada U-17 9 (0)
2014 Canada U-20 4 (0)
2015 Canada U-23 4 (0)
2013– Canada 89 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 13, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 10, 2019



Buchanan played college soccer at West Virginia University, for the Mountaineers, where she co-captained the team, and won numerous accolades.[3]

Vaughan Azzurri

In June 2016, Buchanan signed with Vaughan Azzurri of League1 Ontario to get game action prior to the 2016 Rio Olympics.[4][5]

Olympique Lyonnais

Upon graduating from West Virginia University, Buchanan was a highly rated prospect prior to the 2017 NWSL College Draft. In December 2016, Buchanan was being linked with a move to Europe, along with fellow Canadian team member Ashley Lawrence.[6] In January 2017, it was announced that Buchanan had signed with Olympique Lyonnais of Division 1 Féminine.[7] In June 2018, Buchanan would sign a three-year contract extension which would keep her with Lyon until 2022.[8]


Buchanan was 14 years old when she was recruited to the Canadian youth program in 2010. She won a silver medal at the 2012 CONCACAF Women's U-17 championship in Guatemala.[9] When she was called up to the Canadian women's national team in 2013 while still in high school, Buchanan became one of the youngest players on any women's national team.[10]

Buchanan scored her first international goal against the United States on May 8, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in front of the second largest crowd to ever watch a women's soccer game in Canada.[11] The game ended in a 1–1 draw. Buchanan was also named Canada's Under-20 Women's Player of the Year in 2013, and anchored the host nation's defence at the 2014 Women's U-20 World Cup Canada in 2014.[12]

In 2015, Buchanan established herself as one of the best defenders in the world, winning the Young Player Award in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup,[13] as well as being named Canadian Women's Player of the Year,[14] and being nominated for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or.[15]

On May 25, 2019 she was named to the roster for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[16]


  • 2012 Won a silver medal at the CONCACAF Women's U-17 championship in Guatemala[17]
  • 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Best Young Player Award[18]
  • 2016 winner of the Missouri Athletic Club's (MAC) Hermann Trophy. 2015 Finalist (1 of 3) for the MAC Hermann Trophy. The award represents the highest level of individual achievement in NCAA women's soccer.[19]
  • 2016 Hardman Award, honouring West Virginia amateur athletes. First WV woman honoured since Mary Lou Retton, Olympic gold medalist, in 1984.[20]



Olympique Lyonnais




Career statistics


As of April 13, 2019[22][23]
Club League Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Olympique Lyonnais D1 Féminine 2016–17 8 0 4 0 5 0 17 0
2017–18 16 0 4 0 4 0 24 0
2018–19 9 1 2 0 0 0 11 1
Total 33 1 10 0 9 0 52 1
Career total 33 1 10 0 9 0 52 1

International goals

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 May 8, 2014 Investors Group Field  United States 1–1 1–1 Friendly
2 January 11, 2015 Shenzhen Bay Sports Center  South Korea 2–1 2–1 Four Nations Tournament
3 February 14, 2016 BBVA Compass Stadium  Trinidad and Tobago 3–0 6–0 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifier
4 June 10, 2019 Stade de la Mosson  Cameroon 1–0 1–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

Education and scholastic playing career

Buchanan attended Cardinal Leger Catholic Secondary School, where she played flag football, volleyball, and basketball in addition to soccer.[24] She was enrolled in general studies. She earned a place on the Garret Ford Academic Honour Roll.[25]

Buchanan attends West Virginia University, where she plays collegiate soccer for the Mountaineers and has qualified for the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.[26]

Personal life

Both of Buchanan's parents are originally from Jamaica. Her father was born in St. Thomas, Jamaica while her mother is originally from Montego Bay. Kadeisha grew up in the greater Toronto area, specifically Brampton and Mississauga. Buchanan is the youngest of her mom's seven daughters. There are 11 siblings in total.

Kadeisha has been dating Crystal Emmanuel since October 1st, 2017, according to her Instagram and the pair seem to be going strong as of July 2019. [27][28]


  1. ^ "Canada Soccer". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Buchanan named Hyundai Best Young Player". FIFA.com. July 6, 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "Ashley Lawrence profile". West Virginia University. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  4. ^ "Vaughan Features Canada WNT Players In 9–0 Win Over Darby". League1 Ontario. June 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Kadeisha Buchanan profile". League1 Ontario. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  6. ^ Neil Davidson (December 30, 2016). "Canadian soccer stars Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence mull over club futures". Vancouver Sun.
  7. ^ Neil Davidson (January 8, 2017). "Canadian soccer star Kadeisha Buchanan joins French powerhouse Olympique Lyonnais". Ottawa Citizen.
  8. ^ "La-Canadienne-Buchanan-Prolonge-Pour-Trois-Ans-a-Lyon". Le Figaro. June 2, 2018.
  9. ^ http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/03/17/12/21/us-u17-wnt-defeats-canada-to-win-concacaf-championship
  10. ^ "Women's World Cup's Youngest Player Winner's Roots Stretch To Jamaica | Caribbean and Latin America News and Lifestyle Daily – News Americas Now". www.newsamericasnow.com. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  11. ^ Ed Tait (May 9, 2014). "World's best can't beat Canada". Winnipeg Free Press.
  12. ^ http://www.wvusports.com/page.cfm?story=25942&cat=wsoccer
  13. ^ FIFA (July 6, 2015). "Buchanan receives Hyundai Young Player Award". FIFA. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  14. ^ Neil Davidson (December 17, 2015). "Kadeisha Buchanan named Canadian women's soccer player of the year". CBC. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  15. ^ Laura Armstrong (October 19, 2015). "Canada's Kadeisha Buchanan on FIFA Ballon d'Or award shortlist". Toronto Star. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  16. ^ "Together We Rise: Canada Soccer announces squad for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019". Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  17. ^ "Women's World Cup's Youngest Player Winner's Roots Stretch To Jamaica | Caribbean and Latin America News and Lifestyle Daily – News Americas Now". www.newsamericasnow.com. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  18. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ - Hyundai Young Player Award - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  19. ^ "Buchanan Named Hermann Trophy Finalist". Big12Sports.com. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  20. ^ http://www.wvgazettemail.com/sports/20160207/wvu-soccer-standout-buchanan-wins-hardman-award
  21. ^ 2015 FIFPro Award
  22. ^ "Kadeisha Buchanan Profile". Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  23. ^ "Kadeisha Buchanan". statsfootofeminin.fr. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  24. ^ "West Virginia Mountaineer Player Profiles". "West Virginia Mountaineers". Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  25. ^ "Canada Soccer profile". Canada Soccer. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  26. ^ "Canada Soccer profile". Canada Soccer. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  27. ^ "@keishaballa on Instagram: "01.10.2016 ➡️01.10.2017 ❤️"". Instagram. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  28. ^ "@keishaballa on Instagram: "🤘🏾 #sandztoronto"". Instagram. Retrieved July 16, 2019.

External links

2015 Big 12 Conference women's soccer season

The 2015 Big 12 Conference women's soccer season was the 20th season of women's varsity soccer in the conference.The West Virginia Mountaineers claimed their fourth consecutive outright regular season championship, becoming the first time in Big 12 history to do so. The Texas Tech Red Raiders won their first Big 12 Tournament title with a 1–0 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks in the final.

2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or

The 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the sixth year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The awards were given out in Zürich on 11 January 2016.

Lionel Messi won the award as the World Player of the Year for the fifth time, extending his own record of five wins. Carli Lloyd was named as the Women's World Player of the Year, while Luis Enrique received the World Coach of the Year for Men's Football and Jill Ellis the World Coach of the Year for Women's Football.The ceremony was hosted by Kate Abdo and James Nesbitt.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A

Group A of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of hosts Canada, China, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Matches were played from 6 to 15 June 2015.

2016 Algarve Cup

The 2016 Algarve Cup was the 23rd edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place from 2 to 9 March.

2016 Big 12 Conference Women's Soccer Tournament

The 2016 Big 12 Conference Women's Soccer Tournament was the postseason women's soccer tournament for the Big 12 Conference, held from November 2 to 6, 2016. The seven-match tournament was played at the Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Missouri. The eight team single-elimination tournament consisted of three rounds based on seeding from regular season conference play. The West Virginia Mountaineers claimed their third Big 12 tournament title after defeating the TCU Horned Frogs in overtime in the championship match

2016 Big 12 Conference women's soccer season

The 2016 Big 12 Conference women's soccer season was the 21st season of women's varsity soccer in the conference.The West Virginia Mountaineers are the defending regular season champions, and the Texas Tech Red Raiders are the defending tournament champions.

2016 CONCACAF Awards

The shortlists were announced on 15 December 2016. The results were announced on 18 January 2017.

2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship

The 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship was the 4th edition of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the quadrennial international football tournament organised by CONCACAF to determine which women's national teams from the North, Central American and Caribbean region qualify for the Olympic football tournament. CONCACAF announced on 12 August 2015 that the United States would host the tournament between 10–21 February 2016 in Houston and Frisco, Texas. A total of eight teams played in the tournament.

The top two teams of the tournament qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics women's football tournament in Brazil as the CONCACAF representatives.The United States won the tournament with a 2–0 final win over Canada. Both teams qualified for the Olympics, their sixth and third in a row respectively.

2018 CONCACAF Awards

The shortlists for the 2018 CONCACAF Awards were announced on 11 December 2018.

The awards are for performances between 1 January and 10 December 2018. The results were announced on 15 January 2019.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group E

Group E of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 10 to 20 June 2019. The group consisted of Cameroon, Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand. The top two teams, the Netherlands and Canada, along with the third-placed team, Cameroon (as one of the four best third-placed teams), advanced to the round of 16.

Buchanan (surname)

Buchanan is a surname of Scottish origin (see Clan Buchanan) and is the surname of:

Aimee Buchanan (born 1993), American-born Olympic figure skater for Israel

Alan Buchanan (bishop) (1905–1984), Anglican bishop in Ireland

Alan Buchanan (politician) (born 1952), Canadian university administrator and former politician

Alick Buchanan-Smith, Baron Balerno (1898–1984), British soldier and politician

Alick Buchanan-Smith (politician) (1932–1991), Scottish Conservative and Unionist politician

Allen Buchanan, the James B. Duke Professor of philosophy at Duke University

Allen Buchanan (Medal of Honor) (1876–1940), American Medal of Honor recipient

Andrew Buchanan (American politician) (1780–1848), member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania

Andrew Buchanan (New Zealand politician) (1806–1877), member of the New Zealand Legislative Council from 1862 to 1874

Andrew Buchanan (surgeon) (1798–1882), first Regius Professor of Physiology at the University of Glasgow

Sir Andrew Buchanan, 1st Baronet (1807–1882), British diplomat and baronet

Archibald Buchanan (RAF officer) (born 1892, date of death unknown), American World War I flying ace with the British RAF

Archibald C. Buchanan (1890–1979), American lawyer and judge

Archie Buchanan (1928–1983), former association football player

Barry Buchanan (born 1968), American professional wrestler ("Bull Buchanan")

Bay Buchanan (born 1948), sister to Pat Buchanan, and Treasurer of the United States

Bill Buchanan (songwriter) (1930–1996), American songwriter

Bill Buchanan (professor) (born 1961), Scots computer scientist

Blake Buchanan, founder of Bahama Buck's

Brian Buchanan (born 1973), Major League Baseball outfielder

Buchanan family, one of the main families in the American soap opera One Life to Live

Buck Buchanan (1940–1992), American football player

Cameron Buchanan (footballer) (1928–2008), football player

Cameron Buchanan (politician) (born 1946), Scottish politician

Charles Pakenham Buchanan (1874–1924), Australian business man and mayor of Brisbane

Chester and Lester Buchanan, country musicians known as the Buchanan Brothers

Claudius Buchanan (1766–1815), Scottish divine

Colin Buchanan (musician) (born 1964), Australian entertainer

Colin Buchanan (actor) (born 1966), Scottish actor

Sir Colin Buchanan (town planner) (1907–2001), British transport expert

Daniel Buchanan (mathematician) (1880–1950), Canadian mathematician

David Buchanan (politician) (1823–1890), barrister and politician in colonial New South Wales

David Buchanan (cricketer) (1830–1900), amateur cricketer, notable for spin bowling

David Buchanan (footballer, born 1962), English professional footballer

David Buchanan (footballer, born 1986), professional footballer

David Buchanan (baseball) (born 1989), American professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies

David M. Buchanan (born 1862), United States Navy sailor, recipient of the Medal of Honor

Edgar Buchanan (1903–1979), American actor

Edna Buchanan (born 1939), American journalist and author

Edward Buchanan (born 1967), lawyer in Torrington, Wyoming; former member and past Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives

Francis Buchanan-Hamilton (1762–1829), Scottish surgeon, geographer and naturalist

Frank Buchanan (Illinois politician) (1862–1930), Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois

Frank Buchanan (Pennsylvania politician) (1902–1951), Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania

Franklin Buchanan (1800–1874), American Confederate admiral

George Buchanan (1506–1582), Scottish humanist

George Buchanan (diplomat) (1854–1924), British ambassador in Russia 1911–1919

George Buchanan (engineer, born 1790) (died 1852), Scottish civil engineer

George Buchanan (engineer, born 1865) (died 1940), British civil engineer

George Buchanan (politician) (1890–1955), Scottish politician

George Wesley Buchanan, Professor Emeritus, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, USA

Gordon Buchanan, Scottish wildlife film maker

Henry Buchanan (born 1978), American boxer

Ian Buchanan (born 1957), Scottish television actor

Ian Buchanan (philosopher) (born 1969), Australian philosopher

Isaac Buchanan (1810–1883), businessman and political figure in Canada West

Izett Buchanan (born 1972), American basketball player

Jack Buchanan (1891–1957), Scottish actor and singer

Jack Buchanan (rugby league) (born 1992), Australian Rugby League player

James Buchanan (1791–1868), 15th president of the United States of America

Sir James Buchanan, 2nd Baronet (1840–1901), British Royal Navy officer

James Buchanan, 1st Baron Woolavington (1849–1935), British businessman and philanthropist

James M. Buchanan (1919–2013), American economist

James P. Buchanan (1867–1937), American politician

Jensen Buchanan (born 1962), American actress

Joan Buchanan (born 1952), American Democratic member of the California State Assembly

"Major" John Buchanan (1759–1832), American frontiersman, founder of present-day Nashville, Tennessee

John Buchanan (sailor) (1884–1943), Scottish Olympic medalist in sailing

John Buchanan (born 1931), Canadian politician

John Buchanan (American politician), Republican presidential candidate in 2004

John Buchanan (footballer, born 1935) (died 2009), Scottish footballer

John Buchanan (footballer, born 1951), Scottish footballer

John A. Buchanan (1843–1921), American politician and judge

John Hall Buchanan Jr. (1928-2018), American politician

John P. Buchanan (1847–1930), Governor of Tennessee

June Buchanan (1887–1988), American educator

Kadeisha Buchanan (born 1995), Canadian soccer player

Ken Buchanan (born 1945), Scottish boxer

Keisha Buchanan (born 1984), British-Jamaican singer

Lachlan Buchanan (born 1987), Australian actor

Larry Buchanan (1923–2004), film director, producer and writer

Manley Augustus Buchanan (born 1949), Jamaican musician

Mark Buchanan (born 1961), American physicist and author

Mary Beth Buchanan (born 1963), United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Michael "HouseShoes" Buchanan, American hip hop producer and DJ, who lives and works in Los Angeles

Michael Buchanan (American football) (born 1991), American football defensive end for the New England Patriots

Mike Buchanan (1932–2017), Canadian former ice hockey defenceman

Mike Buchanan (born 1957), British men's rights activist, leader of the Justice for Men and Boys party

Nathaniel Buchanan (1826–1901), Australian pioneer pastoralist, drover and explorer

Norman Buchanan (1915–2008), major in the Royal Canadian Army, awarded the Military Cross, furniture retailer, and political figure in New Brunswick, Canada

Neil Buchanan (born 1956), British television presenter

Neville Buchanan (born 1959), British animator and director

Pam Buchanan (1937–1992), Australian politician

Pat Buchanan (born 1938), American political pundit and Reform Party presidential nominee in 2000

Paul Buchanan (born 1956), member of the musical group The Blue Nile

Peter Buchanan (footballer, born 1915) (died 1977), Scottish footballer who played at both professional and international levels

Peter Buchanan (architect) (born 1942), architect, urbanist, writer, critic, lecturer and exhibition curator

Peter Buchanan (judge), of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia

Peter Buchanan (rugby union) (1889–1957), rugby union player who represented Australia

Peter Buchanan (Royal Navy officer) (1925–2011), Royal Navy officer who became Naval Secretary

Ralph "Bucky" Buchanan (1922–2005), Canadian ice hockey right winger

Ray Buchanan (born 1971), American football player

Richard Buchanan (American football) (born 1969), American professional football wide receiver

Robbie Buchanan (born 1957), Canadian keyboardist, songwriter, arranger, and producer.

Robert Buchanan (footballer) (1868–1909), Scottish international footballer

Robert C. Buchanan (1811–1878), American soldier

Robert Gordon Buchanan (born 1961), retired Major League Baseball pitcher

Robert Williams Buchanan (1841–1901), British poet, dramatist, and novelist

Ron Buchanan (born 1944), former Canadian professional ice hockey centre

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan (born 1989/1990), American writer

Roy Buchanan (1939–1988), American guitarist

Ruth Buchanan (born 1980), contemporary New Zealand artist

Scott Buchanan (1895–1968), American educator and philosopher

Shamari Buchanan (born 1977), American football player

Simone Buchanan (born 1968), Australian actress

Stuart Buchanan (1894–1974), American voice actor starring in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs playing the role of Humbert the Huntsman

Thomas Buchanan (1808–1841), second governor of Liberia

Thomas Buchanan (born 1963), Unionist politician from Northern Ireland

Thomas Boughton Buchanan (1833–1924), Archdeacon of Wilts from 1874 until 1911

Thomas Ryburn Buchanan (1846–1911), Scottish Liberal politician and bibliophile

Tim Buchanan (born 1946), former American football linebacker

Vern Buchanan (born 1951), U.S. Representative from Florida

Walter Buchanan (musician) (born 1915), jazz bassist

William Buchanan, Canadian politician

William Buchanan (footballer) (1865–?), Scottish footballer

William Buchanan (pastoralist) (1824–1911), Australian pastoralist and gold prospector

Canadian Players of the Year

The Canadian Players of the Year award celebrates Canada's top male and female soccer players in recognition of their achievements with both the national teams and their respective clubs. Since 2007, voting has been conducted by Canadian coaches and media.

Canadian U-20 Players of the Year

The Canadian U-20 Players of the Year award celebrated Canada's top-two U-20 footballers in recognition of their achievements with both the national teams and their respective clubs. The two winners were recognized as co-winners of the award. From 2007 to 2017, voting was conducted by Canadian coaches. The award was retired after the 2017 season.

2017: Kris Twardek & Jessie Fleming

2016: Ballou Tabla & Jessie Fleming

2015: Michael Petrasso & Jessie Fleming

2014: Michael Petrasso & Kadeisha Buchanan

2013: Dylan Carreiro & Kadeisha Buchanan

2012: Doneil Henry & Sabrina D'Angelo

2011: Ashtone Morgan & Amelia Pietrangelo

2010: Ethan Gage & Jonelle Filigno

2009: Nana Attakora & Chelsea Stewart

2008: Nana Attakora & Jonelle Filigno

2007: Asmir Begović & Sophie Schmidt

2006: David Edgar & Jodi-Ann Robinson

2005: Ryan Gyaki & Kara Lang

FIFA Women's World Cup awards

At the end of each FIFA Women's World Cup final tournament, several awards are presented to the players and teams which have distinguished themselves in various aspects of the game.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Group F

Group F of the women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 3 to 9 August 2016, and included Australia, Canada, Germany and Zimbabwe. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, while the third-placed team Australia also advanced because they were among the two best third-placed teams among all three groups.All times are BRT (UTC−3).

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Knockout stage

The knockout stage of the women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 12 to 19 August 2016. The top two teams from each group in the group stage and the two best third-placed teams qualified for the knockout stage.All times are local, BRT (UTC−3).

Ottawa Fury Women

Ottawa Fury Women was a Canadian women's soccer team, founded in 2003. The team was a member of the United Soccer Leagues USL W-League, the second tier of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada. The team competed in the W-League's Central Conference with the rest of the league's Canadian clubs. The team is a part of the Ottawa Fury Football Club, which also includes the Fury FC men's team which competes in the [United Soccer League], the Ottawa Fury FC Men's Academy which competes in the USL PDL, as well as several other men's and women's Academy teams of all age levels. Through the Ottawa Fury FC, it was part of the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group. On December 3, 2014, the parent club decided to disband the women's team, days ahead of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup official draw in Ottawa.

TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Year Award

The TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Year Award is an annual award given by TopDrawerSoccer.com to the best male and female player in American college soccer. The award has been given annually since 2011. Since its awarding it has been considered one of the most prestigious individual awards to be given in college soccer, being compared to the likes of the Hermann Trophy.

West Virginia Mountaineers women's soccer

The West Virginia Mountaineers are the intercollegiate women's soccer team representing West Virginia University. The Mountaineers compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) as members of the Big 12 Conference. The first team was fielded in 1996. WVU plays its home games at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in Morgantown, West Virginia.

The women's soccer team at WVU has been coached by Nikki Izzo-Brown since the team launched in 1996.

West Virginia has qualified for the NCAA Tournament each of the last 16 seasons, making the quarterfinal round twice (2007 and 2015).

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin – current squad
Canada squads


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