Junior midfielder Tim Edwards of the Canisius College men’s lacrosse team was added to the Tewaaraton Award Watch list, announced by the Tewaaraton Foundation on Thursday.
The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top college lacrosse player in the United States. Four student-athletes were added to the men’s list on Thursday, bringing the total to 66 players on the watch list.
Edwards ranks in the top 20 nationally in three different NCAA categories. He places third in the country by winning 67.6 percent of his faceoffs, 14th with 2.00 assists per game and 19th with 6.70 ground balls per game. Overall, he leads the Griffs with 28 points, eight goals, 20 assists and 67 ground balls in 10 games this season. Edwards is the only player in the country to lead his team at the faceoff X and record at least 10 points in 2014.
The junior, who has accumulated 99 points during his career, was especially strong in leading the Griffs to their first-ever win against a nationally-ranked team earlier this season. Edwards recorded eight points on a goal and seven assists in addition to winning 9-of-13 faceoffs in Canisius’ 14-10 victory against No. 13 Albany on March 25.
On April 24, the field will be narrowed to 25 nominees. Five finalists will then be announced on May 8.
Edwards and the Griffs return to action on Saturday with a road trip against Quinnipiac. The MAAC contest is set to begin at noon.