Patrick & Henry Community College’s Brian Henderson, Athletic Director and Assistant Vice-President for Student Engagement and Inclusion, announced the addition of Yanitzy Montesinos as the women’s soccer program’s new head coach. The announcement brings the former Lady Pats soccer student-athlete back to her alma mater to lead the program into the future.
“We are excited to welcome Yanitzy back to the PHamily,” Henderson said. “She has a dynamic and energetic personality that will not only fit in with our staff, but will help make our program better. She brings great energy and is both driven and determined in everything she does. She will serve as a great mentor for our student-athletes.”
Montesinos returns to P&HCC Athletics from Averett University, where she was a member of the women’s soccer team in both 2021 and 2022. After she finished her playing career, she began coaching in the Danville Soccer Club.
From working with the youth of the Henry County and Danville areas, Montesinos is hopeful that she can use her local relationships to rebuild the Lady Pats women’s soccer program.
“As a former Patrick & Henry student-athlete, I take pride in the athletic program and the opportunity it can provide young women in our community,” said Montesinos. “I was fortunate enough to be given an opportunity to not only continue to play the sport I love while in college, but also gain a valuable associate degree. This allowed me to move on to Averett as a student-athlete, gain a bachelor’s degree, and now I have the ability to help others do the same.”
Montesinos has begun to look for future Lady Pats women’s soccer student-athletes for the upcoming 2023-2024 season. Interested student athletes are encouraged to visit www.phccsports.com and click the recruit tab