Manley named Director of Lacrosse at Northern Educate

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Michael Manley

Northern Educate is proud to announce the hiring of Western New York's own Michael Manley as the Director of Lacrosse for its Rochester campus.

Manley attended Penn Yan Academy, and while there, his accomplishments included three time High-School All-American in lacrosse while winning five straight Section V Championships. When not on the lacrosse field, Michael was also a two- time All-American in Football, and won the AAA New York State Championship for hockey with the Rochester Americans youth hockey program in 2004.

Manley attended Duke University from 2007 to 2012. While there, Michael was a two-time captain, and awarded the ACC Rookie of the Year Award in 2007. As a part of a very successful team, Michael and teammates attended five straight Final Fours, won three ACC Championships, and he was named a member of the all ACC Tournament team twice. One of Manley's proudest moments came in 2010 as Duke captured the 2010 National Championship. During that special weekend, he was named as a member of the NCAA All Tournament Team.

Throughout his career at Duke, Manley was awarded All American honors in 2010 and 2012.

Following graduation from Duke, Manley was drafted third overall as a defensemen in the MLL to the Rochester Rattlers. After the completion of his first season, Manley was named the Rochester Rattlers Rookie of the Year. This past season with the Rattlers, he was named to the All-Star Game in Charlotte. During the skills competition, Michael participated in the fastest shot competition, shooting 110 mph and finishing second.

Manley was also drafted first overall by the Philadelphia Wings in the NLL, where he started every game as a rookie defensemen.

An instructor at many camps throughout his summers, he most recently coached at Mercyhurst University for the fall in 2012. As he continues his professional career, Manley is committed to the development of young men and women within the Northern Educate Lacrosse Academy and settling in Rochester for years to come.

Academically, Northern Educate Sports Academy offers individualized curriculum, challenging each student while working at their own pace to help them learn to the best of their ability. Because the student-to-teacher ratio is no more than 6:1, instructors are able to provide one-on-one help on a daily basis to ensure students are progressing on track and meeting the mandatory grade requirements.