Izzo-Brown talks Buchanan, Lawrence

The FIFA Women's World Cup gets started later this week, and there's a good chance that those around the world who follow the tournament will get to hear a good bit about West Virginia University when watching the games.

Two WVU women's soccer players, Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence, will be representing the Canadian team as the country hosts the biggest tournament in women's soccer this summer.

Buchanan, the reigning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore, is one of the most exciting players to watch in the entire tournament. A key proponent of the Canadian back line at center back, Buchanan will start every game for Canada and is one of the country's most prominent players. Lawrence is a midfielder who started in Canada's friendly against England and will likely play a big role for the team as well this month.

West Virginia head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown talked about the duo Tuesday with the tournament coming up in a few days. Canada will start group play on June 6 against China and will follow that with a June 11 showdown against New Zealand and a matchup against Netherlands on June 15. The two teams with the highest point total at the end of group play will move on to the knockout stage of the tournament.

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