Former Big Green women’s lacrosse goalie Devon Wills ’06 is the first woman to sign with a Major League Lacrosse (MLL) team, Bloomberg reports. Wills, who was a four-year starter and a three-time All-American during her collegiate career at Dartmouth, signed with the MLL’s New York Lizards on December 17.
Wills will compete for a spot on the team’s roster during spring training next year, Bloomberg notes. In a release issued by the Lizards, Wills says, “I’m really excited to see if I’m good enough to play at this level. If I’m good enough, that’s great, but if not, I’m still really grateful for the opportunity.”
“Devon is a terrific young woman who is a great role model to female athletes everywhere,” says Lizards owner Andrew Murstein in the team’s release, the article notes.
Read the full story, published 12/18/13 by Bloomberg.