Oxford varsity boys’ soccer coach, Matt Dorman, gave prospective players an offseason workout to prepare for this season. Dorman’s notion was to have his players already in shape on the first day of practice.
“I knew only four or five would probably do it,” Dorman said, who was expressing a realistic expectation. “I showed Kyle (Ferrington) the workout, and he laughed.”
Ferrington was already conducting his own personal workouts that not only met the coach’s conditioning expectations, but exceeded them.
“Kyle is pretty much his own critic and his own motivator,” Dorman said. “He’s one of those kids who pushes himself. He’ll be out there, whether it’s spring, summer or fall pushing himself on his own.”
Now in his fifth year as a member of the varsity soccer team, Ferrington is coming into his own as a premier scorer in the Midstate Athletic Conference. With fellow senior Taylor Bates, Oxford’s top offensive forward, injured a week ago, Ferrington filled the scoring void, and then some.