Devon Wills becomes first female to sign with Major League Lacrosse team

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Goalie Devon Wills has been picked for the New York Lizards, making her the first-ever female in Major League Lacrosse.

“It was an honor to be considered, and I have a lot of respect for all the guys in the supplemental draft,” said Miss Wills, who was not selected in last week’s supplemental draft. “Now comes the time for me to compete and take my chance to fight for a spot on the first team.”

Miss Wills will train with the Lizards and try out for a position in April, the Baltimore Sun reported.

“Through our ownership of Richard Petty Motorsports in NASCAR, we’ve seen first-hand how great it is for a sport to have a woman athlete compete effectively at the highest level,” team owner Andrew Murstein said in a statement, according to the Huffington Post.

“Lacrosse is already one of the fastest growing sports in the US and this will only further accelerate that growth. Devon is a terrific young woman who is a great role model to female athletes everywhere,” he said.

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