ENMU NOTES: Hounds’ Stevens, Poku collect honors

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Senior safety Tillman Stevens of Baytown, Texas and senior wide receiver Jessie Poku of Murphy, Texas were selected to the 2010 All-Lone Star Conference Scoop football team.

Both players were first-team All-LSC North Division selections. Stevens led the LSC and tied for seventh in NCAA Division II with 11.1 tackles per game. He also tied for the conference lead and finished 11th in Division II with six interceptions.

Poku completed his ENMU career as the school’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. In 2010, he was 12th in the country and second in the LSC with 7.8 receptions per game.

He was 37th in Division II and fourth in the LSC in receiving yards per game.

Poku set career highs this season in receptions (86), yards (932) and touchdowns (11).

Earlier this week, Stevens was chosen to the Daktronics All-Super Region V first team. East Central’s Dontae Smith also represented the LSC in the first-team secondary.

Zias sign utility player — ENMU softball coach Lauren Sigwing said the Zias have signed utility player Tylor Romero of Albuquerque’s Manzano High School to a national letter of intent.

Romero has been a first-team all-district selection with the Monarchs as a shortstop and an outfielder.

“Ty has a very strong bat with a lot of pop,” Sigwing said. “Her versatility will be a huge asset to our team. Most likely, she will challenge for playing time at the corner infield positions, right field and designated player).”

Last year as a junior, Romero hit .514 with seven doubles, nine triples and 35 RBIs, eclipsing school records for batting average, RBIs and triples. Two years ago, she batted .364 with six doubles, four triples and 22 RBIs.