Men's lacrosse travels to University Park, Pa., for a Noon game on Saturday, March 15
Former Minuteman standut discusses the transition to the professional level experienced during the summer 2013
Men's lacrosse secures most honorees on top squad among 13 member schools
Senior defenseman Jake Smith leads group with first team honor
Will Manny is profiled on this week's edition of the UMass Sports Insider
MLAX vs. DELAWARE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. PENN STATE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. ARMY Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. SIENA (EXH.) Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. HOFSTRA Photos by Thom Kendall '93
Manny In Major League Lacrosse: LaxTV 2013 Season Highlights ... Was selected in the second round (14th overall) by the Boston Cannons during the 2013 Collegiate Draft ... Named MLL Rookie of the Week on June 25 after recording five points (1 g, 4 a) during a 16-12 win over New York ... Finished the 2013 season with 30 points on 18 goals and 12 assists, good for a spot in the top-25 across the league as a whole ... Finished fourth on the team in scoring and first with a .429 shooting percentage - tied for the 11th-highest in MLL on the year ... Fifth among rookies in points scored during the 2013 season.
UMass Career: Graduated with the fifth-most points all-time at UMass, tallying 201 on 107 goals and 94 assists in 55 appearances ... One of only three Minutemen to record at least 100 goals and 90 assists, joining Jeff Spooner (1974-77) and Jim Weller (1979-82) ... Tewaaraton Award Finalist (2012) ... USILA First Team All-America (2012) ... CAA Player of the Year (2012) ... CAA Rookie of the Year (2010) ... Four-time All-CAA honoree ... Three-time All-NEILA recipient (2011-13) ... Averaged 3.65 points and 1.95 goals per game over his career ... 77 points in 2012 ranked 12th for single-season points all-time at UMass ... Led UMass in assists all four seasons while pacing the Minutemen in points from 2010-12 and goals in 2010 and 2012.
2013 - Senior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... NEILA All-New England First Team ... All-CAA Second Team ... Tewaaraton Award Nominee ... CAA Preseason Player of the Year ... Preseason All-CAA Team ... NEILA Preseason Player of the Year ... Preseason All-NEILA Team ... CAA Co-Player of the Week (4/22) ... Finished the season with 34 points on 14 goals and 20 assists over 10 games played and started ... Notched his first goal of the year against Army (2/10) ... Returned from a thumb injury against Penn State (3/16) following a five game absence, recording a pair of assists ... Netted his first hat trick of the year, including the game-winner, at #16 Lehigh (3/20) ... Recorded a goal and a pair of assists as UMass bested Hartford (3/23) ... Added his 100th collegiate goal at Towson (4/6) ... Had a six-point day against #17 Drexel (4/13), recording a pair of goals to go with four assists ... Followed with a six-point game against #20 Hofstra (4/20), earning a single-game career-high six assists, which are also the most totaled in the CAA by an individual and sixth-most within NCAA Division-I men's lacrosse during the 2013 campaign ... Recorded seven points on four goals and three assists against Delaware (4/26) ... Tallied three points on a goal and two assists during CAA Semifinal action at #9 Penn State, eclipsing 200 career points in the process ... Led the CAA with 1.82 assists per game and finished sixth in points per contest with 3.09.
2012 - Junior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Tewaaraton Award Finalist ... USILA First Team All-America ... NEILA Player of the Year ... CAA Player of the Year ... NEILA First Team All-New England ... First Team All-CAA ... Three-time CAA Player of the Week (2/13, 4/2 & 4/30) ... NEILA Player of the Week (4/2) ... UMass Athlete of the Week (2/13) ... CAA Preseason Co-Player of the Year ... All-CAA Preseason Team... Started in all 16 games and led UMass in goals (44), assists (33) and points (77) ... Paced the Colonial Athletic Association in goals, assists and points per game ... Finished the year among the NCAA leaders in points per game (3rd; 4.81), shot percentage (5th; 54.3), assists per game (8th; 2.06) and goals per game (9th; 2.75) ... Had 34 groundballs and six caused turnovers on the season ... Tallied seven hat tricks and four game-winning goals ... Had at least two points in each game on the season ... Recorded seven goals and two assists in win at Army (2/10) to set personal-bests for points and goals in a single contest ... Notched a pair of tallies during the win at Brown (3/3) ... Logged second hat trick of the year in helping UMass to its victory over Bucknell (2/18) while also contributing four assists for six points on the contest ... Had a pair of goals and set of assists in the win at Ohio State (2/25) ... Scored twice against Hartford (3/10), also with two assists and two groundballs (3/10) ... Netted a hat trick in the win at Penn State (3/17) ... Tallied five goals, two assists and five groundballs when the Minutemen defeated Harvard (3/27) ... Three goals and five assists in win over Saint Joseph's (3/31) ... Had a goal and an assist when UMass bested Hofstra (4/21) ... Produced six goals against Delaware (4/27) ... Logged a goal and five assists in win over Towson, also contributing three groundballs (5/2) ... Scored the game-winner vs. Drexel (5/5).
2011 - Sophomore: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Led UMass in scoring (3.00 ppg) with 45 points on 22 goals and 23 assists ... Third in CAA in points per game, fourth in assists per game (1.53) and seventh in goals per game (1.47) ... Ranks 24th in NCAA in points per game and 19th in assists per game in the NCAA ... Had 25-game point scoring streak, having scored in first 25 games of his career to accumulate 82 points (46 goals, 36 assists) during the span ... Joined Ryan Hantverk as one of two UMass players with points in every game on the season until the contest against Hofstra ... At least two points in 24 of his 28 career games; three points or more in 19-of-28 and four or more in 11 collegiate appearances ... Had a trio of four-goal games and four hat tricks in 2011 ... Named Colonial Athletic Association and New England Lacrosse Player of the Week on April 18 ... Scored a goal and handed out three assists in the win over Delaware (4/29) ... Set a then-career-high with six points on three goals and three assists in triple-overtime victory over Drexel (4/16) ... Scored game-tying goal to send the contest to overtime against Drexel and all three of his marks came in final 15:01 of regulation while either scoring or assisting on UMass' final five goals in 5-0 run to secure the victory ... Second game in a row with four goals at Towson (4/9), including two tallies in the fourth quarter and a pair of man-up goals ... 12 assists in six-game span from March 5 through April 2 ... Equaled then-career-high with four goals, along with an assist at Saint Joseph's (4/2), for a personal-best-tying five points ... Scored on all four shots against Saint Joseph's, including a man-up goal ... Notched a goal and assist vs. Harvard (3/29) ... Totaled a pair of assists vs. Penn State (3/19) ... Secured a three-point game on a man-up goal, which was game-winner, and two assists at Providence (3/15) ... Tied his then-career-high with three assists at Albany (3/8) ... Also had three assists when UMass claimed victory over #20 Brown (3/5) ... Netted a goal in the win over #13 Ohio State (2/26) ... Tallied a career-high four second-half goals, including the game-winner, at Hartford (2/19) as part of a five-point contest ... Began his sophomore season with a goal and two assists vs. #12 Army (2/12).
2010 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Named to Inside Lacrosse All-Freshman Team and was the organization's No. 2 Rookie in the 2010 Season ... CAA Rookie of the Year ... Was Inside Lacrosse's No. 3 Rookie of the Year in mid-season report on April 4 ... LaxNews National Player of Week on April 25 after five-point game vs. #10 Georgetown ... Honored as CAA Rookie of the Week on Feb. 22 after 7-point start to career ... Led the team in points (45), goals (27) and assists (18) ... Earned a 38.0 shot percentage (27-of-72), sixth-best in the CAA ... Was fifth in assists (1.29), sixth in the CAA in points (3.21) and eighth in goals (1.93) per game Finished 23rd in the NCAA in points per game and ranked 38th overall in assists ... Notched at least one point in all 14 games, with at least two in the first 13 contests ... Had three or more points in 10 of 14 games and four or more points in six ... Secured five hat tricks on the season ... Opened scoring in CAA Tournament Semifinal at #20 Towson (5/5) ... Totaled a goal and two assists in first 6:23 at #13 Drexel (5/1) ... Tied his then-career-high with five points, including fifth hat trick of the season, as UMass upended #10 Georgetown (4/24) ... Needed on 3:08 to record a hat trick at Delaware (4/17) and also assisted a tally to earn four points on the day ... Two goals and an assist vs. Towson (4/10) for three points ... Tallied three goals, including an over-the-shoulder strike, in addition to an assist during the win at Penn State (4/3) ... Assisted on three goals, all in the decisive second quarter, and scored team's final mark in the upset victory over #6 Hofstra (3/27) ... Scored two goals, including the team's first of the contest, against Brown (3/23) ... Netted two goals in the win over Providence (3/16) ... His second career hat trick, along with two assists for a then-career-high five points, happened vs. Harvard (3/13) ... Tallied the game-winning goal and added one assist vs. Albany (3/9) ... First collegiate hat trick was earned at Yale (3/5) ... Recorded four points on a goal and three assists vs. Hartford (2/20) ... Began his Minuteman career with a goal and two assists for three points at Sacred Heart (2/12).
Before UMass: Played four years at St. Anthony's High School under Coach Keith Wieczorek ... Was named Attackman of the Year and MVP of the Friars following his senior season, during which he tallied 40 goals and 50 assists ... Helped St. Anthony's to a 17-2 record during his final campaign and the NSCHSAA Championship Title ... Served as a team captain during his scholastic tenure ... Also played soccer and basketball while at St. Anthony's ... Ranked the No. 17 high school attackman in the country by Inside Lacrosse in 2009.
Personal: Full name is William James Manny ... Born on September 11, 1991, to William and Pamela Manny ... Has one sister, Katie ... Graduated with a degree in resource economics.
*Missed five games during 2013 season due to injury.
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