Will Manny

#4 New York Lizards Attack
Hometown: Massapequa, NY
Alma Mater: University of Massachusetts

Accolades

  • 2014 Boston Cannons Offensive POY
  • 2x CAA Player of the Year
  • 4x All-CAA Selection
  • Preseason All-CAA Team
  • Tewaaraton Award Finalist
  • First Team All-American
  • NEILA All-New England 1st Team
  • 2010 CAA Rookie of the Year
Why I Use STX

The equipment is a perfect fit for my style of play and STX is one of the most well known brands in the sport!

Q&A

Q. How old were you when you started playing?

A. 2nd Grade

Q. Who was your favorite athlete (any sport) growing up?

A. Derek Jeter

Q. What was your Play Huge moment in your career?

A. I’d have to go with my first game of my junior season at UMass. It really sparked my career the past four years. I had seven goals and two assists shooting 7/9 in the game. One of those games when you’re just feeling it!

Q. What song is always on your pregame play list?

A. “Lean Wit It” – Meek Mill – song is just mean!

Q. What’s your favorite movie?

A. Miracle

Q. What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself?

A. Work on your weak hand more!

Q. Who is one person you (past or present) with whom you’d like to have dinner?

A. Mark Cuban

Q. What’s the one thing you’d like to see changed in your sport?

A. Every MLL game nationally televised to really show the talents of the MLL.

Q. Who’s your favorite teammate you’ve ever played with?

A. Scott Ratliff

Q. Who is or was the most influential person in helping you on your way to become a professional athlete?

A. My mom and Dad. Allowing me to pursue my dream and push me along the entire way. From encouraging me to complete all of my schoolwork, to getting to practice early or staying after practice to do extra work. Lots of hours have been logged by them and I am grateful for it.

Q. Describe your playing style in three words.

A. Hype, Fast, Fun

Q. What’s your favorite exercise or drill to do while you’re training and why?

A. I always finish with my “progression drill” where I work on my different dodges behind (split, split roll / finalizer) and finish with a move above the cage (turn the corner, question mark, rocker step, inside roll).

Q. What’s your favorite pre-game meal?

A. I have a Hershey Cookies ’n’ Creme bar and Sour Patch Watermelon’s the night before every game.

Q. Tell us your favorite motivational quote.

A. “Success isn’t an accident; success is a choice.” – Steph Curry

Q. If you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be?

A. Bora Bora

From The Blog

01.11.2017

Skill & Drill: Behind the Cage with Will Manny

Take defenders by surprise with this pro shooting strategy

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