Sims Named NSIC Defensive Player Of The Week, Wildcats Prepare For Playoffs

Sims Named NSIC Defensive Player Of The Week, Wildcats Prepare For Playoffs

WAYNE – After being named the Wayne State College MVP during the 33rd annual Egg Bowl this past weekend, a defensive lineman also earned conference honors.

According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, Luke Sims of WSC was announced Monday as the NSIC Defensive Player of the Week.

Wayne State College concluded their regular season this past Saturday with a 10-7 home victory over MSU Moorhead at Bob Cunningham Field in Wayne. WSC went 6-0 at home this season.

It’s the first time that Sims has collected NSIC Player of the Week honors.

Sims, a 5-11, 285 pound sophomore defensive lineman from Omaha (Creighton Prep HS/Iowa Western CC), recorded eight tackles, three sacks for 22 yards and four quarterback hurries against the Dragons to help Wayne State clinch a share of the NSIC regular season title and an NCAA Division II playoff berth. He had four solo and four assisted tackles and was named Egg Bowl Most Valuable Player while helping the WSC defense hold MSU Moorhead to just 193 yards of total offense.

NSIC Offensive Player of the Week was senior wide receiver Brendan Beaulieu from Bemidji State while the NSIC Special Teams Player of the Week was sophomore kicker/punter Nick Hernandez from the University of Sioux Falls.

Wayne State College is 9-2 on the season and receiving votes (38) just outside the AFCA Top 25 Coaches Poll. WSC has qualified for the NCAA Division II playoffs and will travel to #19 Minnesota State-Mankato to face the Mavericks in a Super Region 4 first round contest starting at 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 19. The two teams met in the regular season with Wayne State outscoring MSU in Wayne 41-33 on October 8 during Homecoming.

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