VPR Header
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
VPR News

Female Lacrosse Player Gets Try Out With Major League Men's Team

AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki
In this file photo from the 2006 NCAA Division Women's Lacrosse Championship, goalie, Devon Wills watches the gameplay. Wills has been asked to a try out with the men’s Major League Lacrosse team, the New York Lizards.";

Men’s and women’s lacrosse have some significant differences in rules, especially around contact in the sport. That’s partly why it’s even more notable that a female lacrosse player would be recruited by a men’s lacrosse team.

Devon Wills played lacrosse at Dartmouth, and she’s been asked to try out for a men’s Major League Lacrosse team, the New York Lizards.

VPR’s Ric Cengeri spoke with Wills about professional lacrosse and breaking a gender barrier.