Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: December 12, 2016
What a year it’s been for the Canadian Women’s National Team program.
After capturing the Bronze Medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, two members of that team hopped on a plane and took women’s Division I college soccer by storm.
Kadeisha Buchanan, leading West Virginia to the national championship game, is the TopDrawerSoccer.com Player of the Year. The full national team center back led a defense that conceded 12 goals this year, posting 18 clean sheets along the way.
Picking up Freshman of the Year honors is Jessie Fleming. The Canadian maestro lit up the Pac-12, scoring 11 goals from her midfield spot as UCLA bounced back in a big way this year, making it to the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament.
The full TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI teams of the 2016 season can be seen below.
Player of the Year: Kadeisha Buchanan, West Virginia
Freshman of the Year: Jessie Fleming, UCLA
TopDrawerSoccer.com Postseason Best XI Teams
F: Savannah Jordan (Florida), Ashley Hatch (BYU), Savannah McCaskill (South Carolina)
M: Rachel Corboz (Georgetown), Andi Sullivan (Stanford), Kayla Mills (USC), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin),
D: Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia), Christina Gibbons (Duke), Ashley Lawrence (West Virginia)
GK: Cassie Miller (Florida State)
F: Stephanie Ribeiro (Connecticut), Margaret Purce (Harvard), Simone Kolander (Minnesota)
M: Alexis Shaffer (Virginia), Michele Vasconcelos (BYU), Casie Ramsier (Auburn), Morgan Andrews (USC)
D: Kirsten Crowley (Florida State), Maddie Bauer (Stanford), Mandy Freeman (USC)
GK: Jane Campbell (Stanford)
F: Rachel Hill (Connecticut), F Tabby Tindell (Florida Gulf Coast(w)), Tyler Lussi (Princeton)
M: Alexa Ben (DePaul), Catrina Atanda (Clemson), Jessie Fleming (UCLA), Meggie Dougherty Howard (Florida)
D: Kaleigh Kurtz (South Carolina), Marina Paul (Georgetown), Rashida Beal (Minnesota)
GK: Kailen Sheridan (Clemson)
Freshman Best XI Teams
F: Deyna Castellanos (Florida State), Amanda Carolan (Georgetown), Jennifer Westendorf (Notre Dame)
M: Anika Rodriguez (UCLA), Taylor Kornieck (Colorado), Tierna Davidson (Stanford), Ella Stevens (Duke)
D: Chloe Froment (Long Beach State), Kaiya McCullough (UCLA), Kristina Schuster (NC State)
GK: Teagan Micah (UCLA)
F: Stefani Doyle (Arkansas), Bridgette Andrzejewski (North Carolina), Evelyne Viens (South Florida)
M: Zoe Morse (Virginia), Nicole Whitley (Rutgers), Laura Freigang (Penn State), Sarah Luebbert (Missouri)
D: Tavia Leachman (Utah), Julia Bingham (USC), Malia Berkely (Florida State)
GK: Jalen Tompkins (Colorado)