2002 Inductees

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2002 Inductees

Ron Walker

Allison Peppers

Tom Mullins

Paul McGillivary

Brian Klapper

Troy Evans

Lisa Dissel

Hobert Deaton

Cindy Conley Wright

Chuck Cleveland

Jana Cardinal Bishop

 


Ron Walker

Lakota High School class of 1973: Basketball, baseball & cross-country 

 The late Ron Walker was an outstanding all around athlete who won seven varsity letters while competing in basketball, baseball, and cross-country.

Ron was an All-Mid Miami League 1st team selectee in 1973. In that year, he led Lakota in scoring, assists, and steals.

After leaving Lakota, Ron played basketball at Wooster College. At the time of his untimely death in 1993, he was the highly successful head coach of the Kennesaw State University women's basketball team. In his memory, the KSU basketball floor was officially dedicated as the "Ron Walker Court". A replica of this court is on display this evening courtesy of his family.








Allison Peppers

Lakota High School class of 1996: Soccer & basketball

 Allison was selected to the 1995 All-American soccer team by the state and national coaches association, designating her as one of the two best players in all of Ohio. In that same year, she became the only defender to ever lead a Lakota soccer team in scoring.

A four-year varsity starter, she was voted all GMC 1st team in each of her final three seasons and starred on three GMC championship teams.

Allison was named best defender on Lakota's 1994 soccer team, the first Lakota soccer team to ever reach the state final four and the team that still holds the Lakota record for least goals per game allowed.

She went on to star for four seasons on the University of Kentucky soccer team, garnering team MVP and All-American honors. She is the only Lakota athlete to have been selected to All-American teams in both high school and college.

Allison graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Kinesiology and is currently employed in the medical profession. She and Tate Johnson are to be married April 20 in West Chester.






Tom Mullins

Lakota High School class of 1964: Football

 
Tom was the first four-year football letterman in Lakota history. He set the record for being the first single season 1,000-yard rusher. He also set the single game rushing record of 276 yards with five touchdowns, a record that stood for 28 seasons. He was named MVP for 3 of his 4 seasons in football. Along with football, Tom also lettered in basketball and track.

He was a two-way player who earned All Southern Ohio Conference honors, first on defense as a middle guard in 1962, and then on offense as a fullback in 1963.

Tom played collegiate football at Georgetown College in Kentucky where he set the single game rushing record in his senior year. He also ran track and received the R. L. Cook Award for outstanding student athlete of the year.

After a lengthy playing career, Tom went on to pursue coaching on both the high school and college levels. In a more than 15-year career, he amassed 128 victories, suffering only 26 losses.

Tom is founder of Place of Hope Children's Home in Palm Beach County, Florida, which reaches out to abused and neglected children in the community. He is also the co-founder of Place of Hope International that is placing safe and loving children's homes around the world.

Tom married his high school sweetheart, Donna, and they have two children and one grandson.





Paul McGillivary

Lakota High School class of 1990:  Soccer

 Paul became the first boys soccer player to gain national recognition by being selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association All-Mid-East team in 1989.

He was voted All-GMC 1st team in both 1988 and 1989 and earned All-City and All-State honors as well in 1989.

A principal contributor to the first Lakota boys outright GMC championship team in 1988, he then served as co-captain of the 1989 championship team.

These two teams played 22 league games over those two championship seasons without experiencing defeat.

Paul is a graduate of Wright State University with a degree in Psychology. He is presently employed by Blue Current doing PC tech work and he and his wife are expecting their first child this year.






Brian Klapper

Lakota High School class of 1996: Swimming

 Brian qualified for four state final swim meets winning individual silver and bronze medals in 1996. No Lakota swimmer has ever placed higher in a state meet.

He was named All-State in 1996 and was an All-GMC selection in four seasons, garnering All-GMC 1st team honors in multiple events in 1994, 1995, and 1996.

Brian set school records in several events, and four still stand as district records today, three in individual events and the fourth as a member of a relay team.

A graduate from the University of Kansas with a degree in Communications, Brian is now employed as a sales rep for the Phillip Morris Company in Chicago.







Troy Evans

Lakota High School class of 1996:  Football & Basketball

 Troy was named All-GMC 1st team, All-Cincinnati 1st team, and All-Ohio 1st team as a defensive back while serving as a co-captain on Lakota's 1995 state tournament playoff team.

In that same 1995 season, Troy set team receiving records and was also named All-GMC offensive 2nd team as a wide receiver. He continued his football career through college at the University of Cincinnati where he played in post season bowl games.

As a basketball player, Troy was named All-GMC 2nd team in 1995 and All-GMC 1st team in 1996. He still holds the Lakota consecutive free throws made record of 33.

Today, Troy is under contract as a player with the latest expansion team for the NFL, the Houston Texans.







Lisa Dissel

Lakota High School class of 1996:  Volleyball & Basketball

 Lisa was the MVP of Lakota's 1994 volleyball team, the first and only Lakota district volleyball team to capture an Ohio State championship. She repeated as the team's MVP in 1995.

As the 1994 Cincinnati Volleyball Player of the Year, Lisa was also an All-State 1st team selectee in 1994. She was again accorded All-State honors in 1995.

Lisa is the only Lakota athlete ever named to four All-GMC 1st teams in the same team sport and powered three of those teams to league championships.

She was a starter on two teams that won GMC basketball championships, compiling a perfect record of 28-0 in league play. She won three varsity letters in basketball in all and led the 1993-94 GMC runner-up team in field goal percentage as a sophomore.

Lisa attended Tennessee Tech University on a full volleyball scholarship. She was on the team that went to the NCAA Tournament in 1997, was 1st team All-Conference in 1998 and 1999, and also MVP in 1998 and 1999.

With a degree in Spanish, Lisa is now teaching preschool in Denver, Colorado.






Hobert Deaton

Lakota High School class of 1967: Football

 Hobert was the first football player to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season at Lakota. He carried the ball for a then record 1,053 yards in 1966. At one time in Lakota's history, Hobert also held football records for the longest run from scrimmage (93 yards), most yards in one game (230), and career points scored with 166.

Hobert led Lakota to their first ever Southern Ohio Conference Championship in 1965.

He was an All-Conference 1st team player in the Southern Ohio League in 1965 and again in the Mid-Miami League in 1966.

Hobert used his speed to win multiple Mid-Miami League track championships in the sprints in 1967. He also played on the Mid-Miami League championship volleyball team in that same school year.

Today, Hobert is employed by Nissan North America in Tennessee as a Senior Engineer in the Environmental & Utility Section.








Cindy Conley Wright

Lakota High School class of 1989:  Soccer & Softball

 Cindy was the first Lakota player to be named to four All-GMC soccer teams and remains to this day the most honored soccer player in GMC history.

She was an All-GMC 1st team selectee in 1986, 1987, and 1988, and was both an All-Cincinnati and All-Southwest Ohio honoree in 1988.

In four years as a starter, Cindy played on three GMC championship soccer teams, and was the Most Valuable Player of two of them. She ended her career with 58 goals scored, a record that stood for six years.

Cindy also earned two varsity letters in softball and was a starting outfielder onthe 1989 team.

At Wright State University, Cindy went on to play four years of soccer, serving as one of the tri-captains of the 1992 Raider squad.

She has a degree in Social Work and is now the Director of Community Support Inc., an organization which assists the MRDD population with independent living.







Chuck Cleveland

Lakota High School class of 1985: Football & Track

 Chuck left Lakota with three rushing records in football, most yards in a game (266), most yards in a season (1472), and most touchdowns in a career (34).

A two-way starter on the 1983 and 1984 football squads, he was named 1st team All-GMC and All-Southwest Ohio in 1984 in football, having also been an All-GMC 2nd team selectee in 1983.

This speedy running back also won three varsity letters in track, contributing to a school record as a member of the 1600-meter medley relay team in 1983.

Chuck went on to play football for 'Ole Miss (University of Mississippi) where he was a double major in Sports Management and Business. Chuck is currently employed by RPC Mechanical as a mechanical equipment specialist and is based at AK Steel.









Jana Cardinal Bishop

Lakota High School class of 1979: Softball, track, soccer & basketball

 Jana led the Lakota softball team to a perfect 23-0 record in 1979 with pitching her coach described as "unbelievable", at the plate where she switch hit for a .442 batting average, and was the team's MVP for that year.

She was the captain of the Thunderbird's Mid-Miami League championship softball teams in both 1978 and 1979.

Jana also excelled at three other sports: track, soccer, and basketball. In track, she set school records in both the 100-yard dash and the long jump and was named the team's MVP in 1976. She was a starter on Lakota's first girls soccer team in 1977 and also played varsity basketball for two seasons, 1977-78 and 1978-79. Her 1978-79 basketball team won the co-championship of the Mid-Miami League. She earned varsity letters in four different sports, a total of 7 varsity letters in all.

Graduating with a BS degree in Physical Education & Health from the University of Cincinnati, Jana also received an academic scholarship for one year as a graduate assistant in the Intramural Department. She was on the freshman softball club which played collegiate level teams, was a member of Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society, and the Dean's List for five semesters.

Jana now teaches physical education for grades 1-8 at St. Vincent's in Montgomery.