Alumni Spotlight: Devon Wills ’06


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Read the full story by Sutton Lowry ’16, published by Dartmouth Alumni News.

Devon Wills ’06 has been invited to try out next month for the New York Lizards, a Major League Lacrosse (MLL) team. Widely considered one of the top lacrosse goalies in the country, she’s the first woman ever selected by an MLL team. While at Dartmouth, Wills received All-American accolades three times and recorded 538 career saves, the second most in school history. Wills played a critical role in the United States’ wins in the last two women’s lacrosse World Cups, in 2009 and 2013.

How does it feel to potentially be the first female major league lacrosse player?

The process of making the team is not over yet, but for me it’s really not so much about a gender crossover. It’s about having the opportunity to play lacrosse, regardless of the level of play. At this point I am just grateful that the Lizards have given me a legitimate chance to try out, and I’m excited to have the opportunity.

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