Spotlight: New Harvard Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Devon Mills

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By JILLY CRONIN

 

Last  summer, Devon Wills joined the Harvard Athletics family as the new Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach. Before coming to Harvard, Coach Wills was a coach at the University of Southern California for six years, where she has served as assistant head coach for the past three years. Coach Wills has been a goalie for the U.S. National Team since 2007 and holds three World Championships. Originally an Ivy Leaguer herself, Coach Wills graduated from Dartmouth in 2006 after serving as starting goalie for four years. In her time at Dartmouth, she was voted second team All-America three times (2004, 2006, 2006) and currently holds the record for second-highest number of saves at Dartmouth, with 538 saves in 70 out of 71 games. In Coach Wills’ GoCrimson.com press release, Harvard University’s Director of Athletics Bob Scalise says, “One of the greats in the history of women’s lacrosse, Devon brings a winning pedigree to Cambridge and we look forward to her continued success here at Harvard.”

The Harvard Women’s Lacrosse Team is currently ranked 50th in the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse RPI rankings, with a 6-9 (wins-losses) record last season, under former Head Coach Lisa Miller (William & Mary ’87).

 

Jilly Cronin ’21 ([email protected]) will be cheering on the Women’s Lacrosse Team at every home game come Spring! Harvard University’s John D. Nichols ’53 Family Director of Athletics