University of Montevallo
Athletic Hall of Fame
Class of 2009
Frank Lightfoot began the baseball program at Montevallo in 1958. It was the first intercollegiate athletic activity at the University. He guided the program for 10 years. He left the team in 1967 to attend graduate school and work on his doctorate at the University of Alabama. He returned to the University shortly after completing his degrees and continued to work as a professor until his retirement in 1991. He won 43 career games and set the foundation for Montevallo's rich baseball tradition.
Tony Cappola played baseball at Montevallo from 1997-2000. He was a First Team All-American in 2000, two-time First Team All-Gulf South Conference and was twice named to the All-Region squads. He was the GSC East Division Player of the Year in 2000. He had his number, 29, retired by the baseball program. He had a career batting average of .383 and holds numerous spots in the Montevallo record book. He is tied for the lead for most runs scored in a game (5), most hist in a game (5), most RBIs in a season (70) and most total bases in a game (13). He holds sole possession of the number one spot in most doubles in a season (22) and total bases in a season (162). He also has the number two spot in total bases in a season (161). He has numerous career records as well including most games played (214), most at bats (783), most base hits (300), most doubles (59) and total bases (482). Following his collegiate career he went on to sign a professional contract with the Anaheim Angels and spent some time in the minor leagues.
Jeff Segar played baseball at Montevallo from 1998-2000. He was a First Team All-American in 2000 and has his number, 31, retired by the Montevallo baseball program. He was a First Team All-GSC pick in 2000 as well. He holds the single season record for highest batting average at Montevallo, .450 in 2000. Tied for first for most hits in a game at UM with five and ranked second for most base hits in a season with 98. He ranks second for doubles in a season (21) and third for RBIs in a season (68). Following his career at Montevallo he became just the third player in Montevallo history selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. He went as the 28th pick in the 23rd round to the New York Yankees. He went on to be selected as a South-Atlantic League All-Star in 2002 and finished the season tied for third in homeruns behind current MLB All-Star Ryan Howard and former Cleveland Indians third basemen Andy Marte. He was rated as a Golden Prospect by Topps in 2001.
Gabi Raposo competed for the Montevallo volleyball program from 2000-03. She was a four-time All-GSC selection including three first team nods. She was a 2003 Second Team All-South Region selection and was named to the GSC Honor Roll in 2002 and 2003. She holds the number one spot in the Montevallo record books in nine different categories including service aces in a three-game match (13), digs in a three game match (26), service aces in a season (95), service aces per game in a season (0.69), career kills (1,608), career kills per game (3.47), career digs per game (3.71), career service aces (309) and career service aces per game (0.67). She also cracks the top-three in 15 other spots throughout the record book. Following graduation she moved to Florida to pursue both a business career as well as to compete in the professional beach volleyball ranks.
Adrianne Peters was a mainstay in goal for the women's soccer team at Montevallo from 1999-2002. She was a three-time First Team All-GSC selection as well as twice being named to the GSC All-Tournament team. She was named three times to the GSC All-Academic Team and became the first women's soccer player in school history to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American. She liked it so much that she repeated the feat one year later to become the only two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American in school history. She is the career record holder of saves (397) and shutouts (22) at the University and is second in wins (35). She cracks the top-five in 15 other spots in the record books as well. Following graduation she headed out west to work at the YMCA of the Rockies just outside of Winter Park, Colorado. She is currently back in her hometown, Huntsville, Ala., working on her second bachelor's degree in civil engineering at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.