The Washington Stealth announced today a trade with the Philadelphia Wings. The two teams swap young defenders as Bob Snider joins the Stealth in exchange for Brett Manney.
Snider becomes a member of the Stealth after spending his rookie year with the Wings a season ago. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder from Burnaby, B.C., was the 16th overall selection in the 2009 NLL Entry Draft and played in ten games for Philadelphia in 2010. He tallied four assists, 40 loose balls and went 15-for-28 in the face-off circle.
The 25-year old Snider spent three summers playing with the New Westminster Salmonbellies of the Western Lacrosse Association from 2007-2009. After a solid 2009 regular season with New Westminster, his NLL draft stock continued to rise with a stellar performance in the WLA playoffs. Snider recorded ten points (2g, 8a) in eight games, helping the Salmonbellies earn their second straight WLA crown. Snider also had an outstanding collegiate career at Bellermine University, where he graduated as the school’s all-time leader in groundballs (200) and face-offs won (495-of-939, 52.5%).
The Stealth sends Manney, a Newton, Penn., native, to the Wings where he will enter his third NLL season. Manney spent much of the 2010 season sidelined with an elbow injury, appearing in six regular season games. His rookie season, Manney played in 15 games, collecting 36 loose balls and adding three assists.
The Stealth continues to reload their roster in preparation for the defense of its 2010 NLL Championship. Training camp is expected to begin later this fall with the 2011 regular season slated for January. Season tickets for the 2011 season are on sale now by calling 877-MY-75-TIX or at www.stealthlax.com.