After leading the Canisius College men’s lacrosse team to a win against nationally-ranked Albany, junior midfielder Tim Edwards collected National Player of the Week recognition by The Baltimore Sun.
Edwards totaled 10 points in two games against Detroit and No. 13 Albany, scoring two goals to go along with eight assists and a .710 faceoff percentage (22-of-31). Against the nationally-ranked Great Danes on Tuesday, Edwards set career highs with eight points and seven assists, while also winning 9-of-13 restarts in a 14-10 victory. The win marked the first for Canisius against a nationally-ranked school in the program’s history.
During his junior campaign, Edwards leads the Griffs with 23 points and 15 assists to go along with eight goals. He also ranks third nationally by winning 69.0 percent of his faceoffs and has collected a team-best 55 ground balls.
A two-time all-conference selection and the 2012 MAAC Rookie of the Year, Edwards is just six points shy of becoming the 18th player in school history with 100 career points. He has totaled 94 points on 41 goals and 53 assists during his standout career.
Edwards and the Griffs return to action on Saturday with a matchup against MAAC rival Siena. Game time in Loudonville, N.Y. is set for 3 p.m.