CLINTON, S.C. – Presbyterian College head women’s lacrosse coach Kristina Llanes announced today that she will leave the program at the end of May to pursue a master’s degree.

“I appreciate the opportunity to have been able to coach these brilliant young women,” Llanes said. “I am also grateful for the support the PC campus community has provided for them.”

Llanes compiled a 12-37 record in her three years at PC, a total that includes an improvement of one win every year and a 3-3 record in the National Lacrosse Tournament.

Llanes, who took over the program in June of 2008, earned her first win at PC in a 17-16 home victory over Central Connecticut State on February 27, 2009. The win marked the first win over a Division I opponent for the Blue Hose.

 “Coach Llanes has built a solid foundation and she will be missed by the team and the athletic department,” said Director of Athletics Brian Reese. “We’re going to conduct a nationwide search for a new head women’s lacrosse coach and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors and educational pursuits.”

This year, Llanes guided a young squad with no seniors to a program-best 5-13 campaign.

The Blue Hose have earned four spots on the second team all-National Lacrosse Conference team in the past two years of Llanes’ tenure and received an NLC Player of the Week honor earlier this year.