Brett is a defenseman and assistant captain of the New England Black Wolves, and also has played professionally outdoors for the Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Rattlers and the Chesapeake Bayhawks of the MLL. Manney is a 2008 graduate of the University of Delaware where he served as team captain his Senior year and helped the legendary 2007 Blue Hen men’s squad reach the NCAA final four. For his off-field contributions to the school and community, Brett was awarded the school’s Outstanding Male Athlete Contributor. Brett is also a Bucks County native and was a standout three-sport athlete at Holy Ghost Prep. A trailblazer, he was one the very first NCAA division one lacrosse recruits to emerge from Lower Bucks County.
Aside from his lacrosse credentials, Brett is an accomplished journalist. He currently serves as a television broadcaster for the Ohio Machine of the MLL, and also has worked extensively for ESPNHS as a writer and lacrosse talent evaluator. As Vice President of Sales & Recruiting at NXTsports, Manney uses his lacrosse and journalism backgrounds to plan and implement Showcase Lacrosse events, company media relations, marketing and communications strategies. Brett also continues to serve as a highly popular member of the NXT Lacrosse Club coaching staff.
Amanda Kammes currently serves as the Director of NXT Girls Lacrosse Events. She oversees 10 Girls Lacrosse events which are open to youth through high school aged girls. NXT Girls Lacrosse events operate in 5 different states and reach over 300 club teams annually. Additionally, Kammes oversees the Fall and Summer Showcase and Invitational which offer some of the most premier recruiting events in the Mid-Atlantic and accept 500 of the most elite HS players in the country yearly.
Outside of NXT, Kammes is currently the Abington High School Varsity Head Coach, taking over the reigns of the program in 2015. Most recently, she served as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for UC-Davis’ Division I women’s lacrosse team from 2012-15. She oversaw defensive systems, player development, camps, clinics and academic support for the team. Under her watch, the 2015 Aggies posted the highest GPA in program history and upset a ranked opponent for the first time in program history when they defeated Stanford (14) in 2013.
Prior to joining UC-Davis, Kammes served as the defensive coordinator at Garnet Valley High School, where she helped the Jaguars win back-to-back state championships in 2011 and 2012. She helped produce multiple All-Americans and academic All-Americans during her tenure.
Kammes' path to the lacrosse field is a unique one. She played Division I basketball at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also served as an assistant coach from 08-09, after starting her career and spending two seasons at American University (05-08). A Chicago native, Kammes has also served as the Regional Director for NXT’s Cradle Lacrosse and Dribble Hoops and serves as the NXT Lacrosse Girls NXT 2020 team's head coach. She holds a bachelor’s of science in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing education. Kammes currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.