Kadehisha Buchanan is up for one more award for this soccer season, the MAC Hermann Trophy. The WVU women’s soccer defender already has built a legacy as a Mountaineer, but winning the most historic individual prize in college soccer would prove her world-class talent to all.
The Missouri Athletic Club will broadcast its award show tonight, Friday, January 6, at 7:15 p.m. ET, from the Downtown Clubhouse in St. Louis, Missouri. The show can be seen live here.
Since 1986, the Missouri Athletic Club has awarded the best male and female player in collegiate soccer with the Hermann Trophy. The award is voted on by Division 1 soccer coaches, as part of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Buchanan is among three finalists for the women’s award. She is joined by Morgan Andrews of USC, who scored in the national championship game against the Mountaineers, and Andi Sullivan of Stanford.
WVU’s national championship run was in large part due to the defensive success of the team, where Buchanan was a natural leader.
While at WVU, the Brampton, Ontario, native has won numerous individual awards. Last year, she was a Hermann Trophy Finalist, losing to Penn State’s Raquel Rodriguez. In 2016, she was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, the Big 12 Tournament Defensive Most Outstanding Player, espnW’s Player of the Year, TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Women’s Player of the Year, among other awards. She is also a three-time NSCAA All-America First Team selection.
Buchanan is projected to be a top pick in the National Women’s Soccer League College Draft on January 12, which is held by the Boston Breakers.