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Kadeisha Buchanan is still a student, however she is also a member of the 2015 FIFPro Women’s World XI.

FIFPro, the world players’ union, presented the 20-year old Canadian defender her trophy at the Algarve Cup tournament in Portugal.

“It is definitely cool to get the respect of other players”, Buchanan said upon receiving the award from Carla Couto, member of FIFPro’s Women’s Football Committee and former Portuguese national team player.

“There are so many great soccer playersout there. It is cool to know that they think you are one of the best.”

Her teammates also deserved recognition, Buchanan added, “I could not receive this without my team, without them pushing me each day to get better.”

Buchanan is the youngest member of the World XI. She was named to the World Cup all-star team and won the tournament's Young Player Award, for players born after 1 January 1995. 

Buchanan was shortlisted for world female player of the year and was voted Canadian female player of the year. The West Virginia University defender helped her team (the Mountaineers) reach the Elite Eight of the College Cup. Buchanan was even on a Canada Post stamp to mark the Women's World Cup.

And in the meantime, Buchanan collected another personal title, as she was named best player of the Algarve Cup after helping Canada clinch the first place.