The USC women's lacrosse team plays its regular-season finale on the road against the Aztecs, this Saturday (April 27)
The Women of Troy host Fresno State on Saturday afternoon at McAlister Field
The USC women's lacrosse team looks to stay in the hunt for an MPSF tournament berth as Cal comes to visit
The Women of Troy look to snap a three-game skid as they prepare to face the defending MPSF champions
The USC women's lacrosse team looks to snap a two-game skid when Denver visits on Easter Sunday
Devon Wills enters her first season as USC's defensive coordinator and assistant coach. She was previously an assistant at Denver for two years (2010-11): a volunteer assistant in 2010 and a full-time assistant in 2011. She will work specifically with the Trojan defense and goaltenders.
Widely regarded as one of the world's elite goalies, Wills has been a goalie for the U.S. national team since 2007. She helped the U.S. win the 2009 FIL World Cup and was named the Player of the Match in the team's 8-7 victory over Australia in the championship game. Wills was also a member of the 2008 Prague Cup Touring Team and was on the U.S. Developmental Team from 2003-06.
Wills was later selected to the U.S. national team's 2012-14 training roster and made the final cut for the 18-player squad chosen to represent the country in the 2013 FIL World Cup.
While she was at Denver, the Pioneers went 13-5 overall in 2010 with a 6-0 record in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Denver advanced to the MPSF Tournament final and finished with a No. 20 national ranking. In 2011, the Pioneers were one of the top teams in the MPSF and advanced to the tournament semifinal.
Prior to landing in the MPSF, Wills was an assistant for two years (2007-08) at her alma mater Dartmouth. There, she served as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator. She founded the Dartmouth Winter Lacrosse Camp and was co-director of the Classic Elite Lacrosse Camps.
As a player, Wills was a four-time (2003-06) All-Ivy League performer with three selections to the first team. She was also a three-time IWLCA All-America second team honoree (2004-06). As a team captain in 2006, she led the NCAA in goals against average and helped the Big Green advance to the NCAA championship game.
In 2003, she was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year and earned All-Ivy League second team notice. She finished her career in second on Dartmouth's all-time saves list (538) and had a 7.14 career goals against average. With Wills in the net, Dartmouth made appearances in the NCAA quarterfinals in 2003 and 2004 and advanced to the national semifinals in 2005.
A native of Denver, Wills is a two-time recipient of the Women's Lacrosse Award from the Sportswomen of Colorado (2006 and 2009).
Wills received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Dartmouth College in 2006. She currently resides in Hermosa Beach, Calif.