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USC women's lacrosse assistant coach Devon Wills has broken new ground by becoming the first woman ever drafted by a Major League Lacrosse team.  The U.S. Women's National Team goalie was selected by the New York Lizards and will compete for a roster spot during the April training camp.

"I think it's a huge honor and I am super grateful for the opportunity that coach Spallina is giving me by picking me up," said Wills. "This is a huge opportunity to challenge myself. This is sports, and 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."

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"We've seen first-hand how great it is for a sport to have a woman athlete compete effectively at the highest level," said Lizards' owner and president of Medallion Financial Andrew Murstein. "Lacrosse is already one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. and this will only further accelerate that growth. Devon is a terrific young woman who is a great role model to female athletes everywhere."

Wills (center) is USC's defensive coordinator.
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