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Patrick County’s Kristin Harris joins PHCC volleyball team

January 14, 2016

MARTINSVILLE, Va –Coming off an unbeaten Region X season in its inaugural year this past fall, Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) volleyball coach Kelly Proffitt continues to tap into local talent in hopes of boosting her roster for a repeat performance in 2016.

Patrick County High School senior Kristin Harris recently signed her letter of intent to play for the Patriots and will be the first player from the school to play for the newly formed program. As a Cougar, Harris has been part of a successful program led by head coach Heidi Moore, which has seen PCHS remain as a top program in the Piedmont District and VHSL Conference 32. She earned All-District honors in 2014 and 2015.

“I am extremely proud that Kristin Harris has chosen to play volleyball at the college level,” Moore said. “She has been an awesome volleyball player for Patrick County the past five years. Her work ethic and determination will be an asset to the Patrick Henry Community College volleyball program.”

Harris should provide stability at the net as she was named the Cougars’ best blocker the last two seasons during the team’s camp. She will join the Patriots as a middle blocker, a position she held for Moore at Patrick County. Moore believes Harris will make an immediate impact at the position.

“I am thrilled to Kristin join our team for the coming year,” PHCC coach Kelly Proffitt said. “I’m excited to see what Kristin can accomplish as a student-athlete at PHCC.”

Beyond volleyball, Harris has been active with FFA for the last four years, PCHS’ Yoga Club for a year and Skills USA for two years concentration on cosmetology. She hopes to become a physical therapy assistant.

PHCC capped an impressive first year in volleyball with an 18-0 record in Region X play. The team won the postseason tournament without dropping a single set. The Patriots finished the season 19-7 after losing to Northampton Community College in the District H championship match 3-1.

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