KELOWNA, B.C. – Kaylin Ferguson has signed on to play for the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s soccer team next fall. Joining coach Claire Paterson’s 2015 recruitment class, the 5-5 Ferguson is a dynamic player expected to bring some offensive punch in the midfield and at the forward position.
“Kaylin came very highly recommended from her high school varsity coach and after getting to see her play I can understand why,” said Paterson of the newest addition to a squad entering their second tour in Canada West. “She is a quick, explosive player with good technical ability and a composed finisher inside the 18. I am glad she has decided to stay in Canada and venture out west.”
Ferguson hails from Pickering, Ontario, out of Dunbarton High School while playing for several club teams over the years. Most recently she has made a name on the Ajax FC ’96 Red team, playing a year up.
The crafty recruit brings an impressive resume that includes the 2013 NEWSS GU17 Showcase White Championship, and the 2010 West Niagara International Championship, picking up a finals showing at the Ontario Cup the same year.
2014 was the biggest year yet for Ferguson, who appeared at the Umbro Top Rated Showcase in Toronto for a second straight year, picked up championships at the Dunbarton Early Bird and LOSSA Sr. Girls competitions, and wrapping up with a silver medal at the OFSAA AAAA Girls championships.
While not competing on the pitch, she is also a coach and skills trainer for younger groups in the Ajax FC.
Hoping to post even bigger years while in Heat uniform, the current captain of the Dunbarton team will be looked to bring some offensive zing for a young Canada West squad needing to find ways to beat the brutish defenses of their more senior competition.
“I know university soccer is going to be hard work but I am ready for the challenge and eager to become a contributing member of the team,” Ferguson said, reflecting on her thoughts on transitioning to CIS level soccer. Add in a move across the country, and it is a brand new adventure, “but I am looking forward to playing the game and growing as a person during my future years at [UBC Okanagan]. I am extremely excited about my decision.”
Ferguson intends to enroll in an arts degree pursuing Psychology or English, with aspirations for an education degree as well.
You can catch Kaylin Ferguson and the rest of the 2015-16 women’s soccer recruitment class on the grass and turf this fall when the Heat enter their second Canada West season.
— Kaylin Ferguson (@kaaylinferguson) April 28, 2015