Buchanan wins the MAC Hermann Trophy By Steven Sandor Posted on January 6, 2017 0 0 767 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Kadeisha Buchanan She was named the best young player at the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Now, Canadian defender Kadeisha Buchanan can add the MAC Hermann Trophy to her case. The Brampton, Ont. native, who helped the University of West Virginia get to the NCAA title game, was named the winner of the award as the best female player in American collegiate soccer Friday evening. Buchanan, who won Olympic bronze with the Canadian national team in 2016, is the first woman from this country to win the MAC Hermann since Christine Sinclair won back-to-back player-of-the-year honours in 2004-05. “I knew I wanted to be on that list with her,” Buchanan, on the podium to receive the award, said of Sinclair. Buchanan had three goals and three assists with WVU in 2016. More importantly, the Mountaineers posted 18 clean sheets and averaged giving up just 0.44 goals per game. Buchanan was a finalist for the MAC Hermann last year. She’s a four-time All American and has been linked to a move to French side Olympique Lyonnais. Her former WVU teammate, Ashley Lawrence, signed earlier this week with Paris Saint-Germain.