Buchanan Canadian female player of year


Kadeisha BuchananBrampton’s Kadeisha Buchanan, the 20-year-old defender, was voted BMO Player of the year.
Buchanan left an indelible impact on the world stage earlier this year as the lone Canadian named to the World Cup all-star team and when she won the Hyundal Young Player Award for players born after Jan 1, 1995.
Buchanan is fearless on the pitch, a tough, athletic and physical defender with good instincts.
“It’s definitely quite a shock because obviously Christine (Sinclair) has won it so many times. It’s a bit of a change to get used to. Like wow. It’s obviously a great honour,” Buchanan said.
But Buchanan, who was shortlisted for world female player of the year, credits playing alongside Sinclair, Diana Matherson and others for helping raise her game.
Buchanan, who already has 43 caps with 39 starts, has hardly stopped this year with the World Cup, Pan American Games and school. She has played for Canada 21 times this year going into Sunday’s tournament final against Brazil.

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