Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/16/19
From Press Release
The New England Black Wolves announced today that team captain Brett Manney (Holy Ghost Prep, Delaware grad, NXT VP of Event Sales & Recruiting) has been signed to a one-year contract.
Per team policy, no details were released.
A six-foot-three defenseman, Manney has been a mainstay in the Black Wolves lineup since the team relocated to New England prior to the 2015 season. Last season, he had eight points on two goals and six assists while also scooping up 51 loose balls and causing 13 turnovers.
“The captain is back!” Black Wolves general manager Rich Lisk said. “What can I say about Brett that hadn’t been said already?
“He is the heartbeat of the Pack and we welcome him back with open arms. Brett is an integral piece of our quest for bringing a championship to New England.”
In 169 career games over 11 seasons, Manney has 59 points on 13 goals and 46 assists. He has 509 loose ball pickups and 107 caused turnovers. He was named captain prior to the 2018-19 season after serving as an assistant captain for the previous three seasons.
“I’m excited for another year with the Black Wolves,” Manney said. I am a fan of everything and everyone at Mohegan Sun and all they do for me and my teammates.
“I want to finish what I started here and continue to build the culture of what it means to be a Black Wolf. I am fortunate to put the sweater on for another year and cannot wait to battle with my teammates in front of our ever-growing fan base.”
Manney is a 2004 graduate of Holy Ghost Prep, where he was the first Division I recruit in men’s lacrosse from Lower Bucks County. He also starred in soccer and basketball for the Firebirds.
He is a 2008 Delaware alum, helping the Blue Hens to an NCAA Final Four appearance in his junior year. He was a four-year letter-winner and a team captain his senior year.
He was drafted by the Washington (now Chesapeake) Bayhawks of the MLL.
He was signed by the San Jose Stealth of the NLL. The Stealth moved to Washington state, where Manney was a member of the 2010 NLL championship team.
In September 2010, the Stealth, who are now in Vancouver, dealt Manney to the Philadelphia Wings in exchange for Bobby Snider. Manney remained with the franchise when it moved to New England after the 2014 season.
In 2015, Manney played on Team USA (indoor) and was named the assistant captain. He was a key midfielder on the Delaware 2007 Final Four team. He’s coached with the NXT boys’ program since inception.