Carreiro, Buchanan named 2013 Canadian U-20 Players of the Year
Posted on 11 December 2013 in Awards & Recognition
Canadian teenagers Dylan Carreiro and Kadeisha Buchanan have been named Canadian U-20 Players of the Year for the 2013 soccer season. The two stars were honoured in a vote shared by national-team coaches (50%) and Canadian clubs and coaches (50%).
Carreiro of Queens Park Rangers has been a member of Canada's national youth program since 2010. This past year, he represented Canada at the at the CONCACAF Men's Under-20 Championship and also earned his first call up to the national "A" squad.
Buchanan of West Virginia University has been a member of Canada's national youth program since 2010, although she has been a regular with the national "A" squad throughout the 2013 season. She earned Canada's player-of-the-match honours in five international matches in 2013.
Attacking midfielder Carreiro of Winnipeg, MB finished first in voting ahead of Samuel Piette (Fortuna Düsseldorf II / Le Gardeur, QC) and Samuel Adekugbe (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency Program / Calgary, AB). Centreback Buchanan of Mississauga (who also played for Toronto Lady Lynx in 2013) finished first in voting ahead of Ashley Lawrence (Toronto Lady Lynx & West Virginia University / Calendon East, ON) and Kailen Sheridan (Toronto Lady Lynx & Clemson University / Whitby, ON).
In the coming days, Canada Soccer will announce the 2013 BMO Canadian Players of the Year, with the two co-winners to be announced on Thursday (male) and Friday (female).
CANADIAN U-20 PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
2013 - Dylan Carreiro & Kadeisha Buchanan
2012 - Doneil Henry & Sabrina D'Angelo
2011 – Ashtone Morgan & Amelia Pietrangelo
2010 – Ethan Gage & Jonelle Filigno
2009 – Nana Attakora & Chelsea Stewart
2008 – Nana Attakora & Jonelle Filigno
2007 – Asmir Begovic & Sophie Schmidt
2006 – David Edgar & Jodi-Ann Robinson
2005 – Ryan Gyaki & Kara Lang