WVU women’s soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown was in Charleston on Tuesday to talk to the Girls Scouts of Black Diamond Council’s Building Futures breakfast. She talked not only about her team’s memorable run to the nation’s No. 1 ranking and the NCAA championship game, but the future as well. One name was important in talking about both — Kadeisha Buchanan. Buchanan was instrumental in WVU’s run and will be a big gap to fill now that she has graduated.
To describe Buchanan’s impact on the women’s soccer program, she compared it to the impact of another legendary Mountaineer — Jerry West.
Izzo-Brown understood that some might consider that a bold statement. But Buchanan won the MAC Hermann Trophy, the college soccer equivalent of the Heisman, which was among several national player of the year awards she picked up. Buchanan also was a 2016 Olympic bronze medalist with the Canadian national team.
So what do you guys think, is Buchanan to WVU women’s soccer what West is to men’s hoops?