Sophomore midfielder Tim Edwards of the Canisius College lacrosse team was named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List, announced the Tewaaraton Foundation on Friday.
The Tewaaraton Award was established in 2000 and is the pre-eminent lacrosse award, given annually the NCAA men's and women's lacrosse player of the year. Edwards is just the second Griff to be listed on the award's watch list, joining Adam Jones in 2010.
The 2012 MAAC Rookie of the Year, Edwards recorded 32 points, 13 goals and a team-best 19 assists during his freshman campaign. Also a member of the All-MAAC Second Team, Edwards ranked fourth among freshman midfielders in the country with 2.29 points per game.
The rookie recorded at least one point in all 14 games last season and was instrumental in helping the Griffs to the program's second MAAC Championship. Edwards netted the game-winning goal in the conference title game with just 1:46 remaining in a 10-9 victory over Siena.
Edwards was also selected to the MAAC All-Preseason Team prior to the year.
Canisius opens the 2013 season on Saturday, playing Air Force in Denver.