By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/15/10
Brett Manney is coming home.
The graduate of Holy Ghost Prep and the University of Delaware was traded by the National Lacrosse League (NLL) champion Washington Stealth to the Wings this week for Bob Snider in a swap of young defensemen.
Manney, who helped Delaware reach the NCAA Final Four in 2007, spent two seasons with the Stealth and played in six games last year for the NLL champs while also being sidelined with an elbow injury. In his rookie season, Manney played in 15 games, collecting 36 loose balls and adding three assists.
“I’m really excited,” said Manney. “I grew up watching the Wings, so this is a homecoming for me. It’s an exciting new opportunity.
“My friends and family will now be able to go see me play. Before, they had to stay up until 10:30 to even watch the beginning of a Stealth game.”
Snider becomes a member of the Stealth after spending his rookie year with the Wings a season ago. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder from Burnaby, B.C., was the 16th overall selection in the 2009 NLL Entry Draft and played in ten games for Philadelphia in 2010. He tallied four assists, 40 loose balls and went 15-for-28 in the face-off circle.
Manney said his experience with the Stealth was all positive.
“I made great off-the-field relationships with teammates,” he said. “We won the whole thing and had a close-knit group. It was a great journey being on a championship team. The team had the work ethic and chemistry needed to win a championship.”