Muldoon, Higgins Earn SoCon Honors

John Muldoon, left, and Nate Higgins, right
John Muldoon, left, and Nate Higgins, right

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – SIUE wrestlers John Muldoon (Pearl River, N.Y.) and Nate Higgins (Millstadt, Illinois) were named All-Southern Conference Wednesday by a vote of the league's head coaches.

Muldoon, who dropped to 133 pounds from 141 earlier this season, holds a 12-5 record, including a 6-1 record at 133. He went a perfect 5-0 in SoCon regular season matches.

Higgins was the top wrestler at 165 pounds with a 16-9 record overall. He finished the season 6-1 in SoCon matches.

Chattanooga 184-pounder Bryce Carr was named the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year. Campbell 125-pounder Korbin Meink has been named the league's Freshman of the Year.

SIUE finished fourth as a team in the SoCon, going 4-3 in league action. 

The SoCon Wrestling Championship takes place Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina. Doors to McAlister Field House open at 9 a.m. First-round matches are set to begin at 10 a.m., with finals slated to start at 7 p.m.

2017-18 All-Southern Conference Team
125    Korbin Meink, Fr., Campbell
133    John Muldoon, R-Jr., SIUE
141    Mike Pongracz, Sr., Chattanooga
149    Gavin Londoff, So., Appalachian State
157    Angel Najar, Jr., Appalachian State
165    Nate Higgins, R-Jr., SIUE
174    Forrest Przybysz, Sr., Appalachian State
184    Bryce Carr, Sr., Chattanooga
197    Randall Diabe, Jr., Appalachian State
285    Jere Heino, Jr., Campbell 

2017-18 All-Freshman Team
Joe Accousti, 165, Appalachian State
Alan Clothier, 184, Appalachian State
Codi Russell, 133, Appalachian State
De'Andre Swinson-Barr, 125, Appalachian State
Zach Barnes, 149, Campbell
Luke Funck, 184, Campbell
Korbin Meink, 125, Campbell
Anthony Perrine, 197, Gardner-Webb
Denton Spencer, 141, Gardner-Webb
Cliff Conway, 125, VMI

2017-18 Wrestler of the Year: Bryce Carr, Sr., 184, Chattanooga

2017-18 Freshman of the Year: Korbin Meink, 125, Campbell

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