Featured Graduates

Harrison RayHarrison Ray

2020 Mr. Commodore
SEC Tournament championship record three doubles (2019)
Dancing Dores team captain
Spearheaded community service efforts for baseball program
158 career appearances • 121 career starts • 37 career stolen bases

Nashville Tornado Relief
Made a wish come true for a local sixth grader that was tornado victim by visiting him at the Children’s hospital right after a night game and distributed requested items to tornado victims at Centennial Park.

Dancing Dores – Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon
Dancing Dores team captain – led and encouraged awareness and fundraising efforts for his team benefitting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the children it serves. Contributed to the overall total of $43,000.

Participated in the Big Event where teams interact with their assigned Miracle Family and present the fundraiser check to the Miracle Families.

Buena Vista Elementary
Led and coordinated a baseball clinic for second graders at Buena Vista. The team taught basic baseball skills and led a game of wiffle ball. This directly correlates with his overall goal of introducing the game of baseball to minority and underserved kids.

Bought Christmas gifts for team assigned first-grade students at Buena Vista on behalf of his team for the Athletics holiday party.

Led and encouraged his team to participate in the Trick or Treat with Greek and Student-Athletes event on campus. He and the team escorted kids from Buena Vista and Martha O’Bryan from Greek house to Greek house for a safe trick or treat experience. With his leadership, he was able to get the entire team to attend.

Participated in Field Day benefitting third and fourth graders at Buena Vista.

West Nashville Dream Center
Led and encouraged his team to participate in Mobile Food Ministries with the Dream Center. He and the team distributed fresh groceries to families in a North Nashville neighborhood.

Harris Hillman
Escorted students from Harris-Hillman (a public school serving students with multiple disabilities and dual diagnoses) around the shops, banks and businesses around 21st Ave for a safe trick or treating experience.

Read Me Month
Read to local MNPS elementary students.

Nia Dorsey

2020 Female Athlete of the Year
Played in all 83 games of her Commodore career
2019 SEC East Division Champion
2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2019 All-SEC Second Team
2019 All-Region Southeast Second Team
2019 CoSIDA All-District Team
2018 SEC Champion
2018 SEC Community Service Team
2018 All-SEC Second Team
2018 All-Southeast Region Second Team
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Dream Center
Dream Center is a non-profit the soccer team worked with to provide food to families in need. They were able to visit local neighborhoods in small groups to deliver the food, play with the children and hold conversations with the people that received the food.

“It was extremely humbling because food is something that all of us take for granted,” Dorsey said. “The families that received the food were always incredibly grateful and it allowed the team to develop a new perspective on certain aspects of life.”

Room In The Inn
 Dorsey volunteered at Room in The Inn the last two years. She’d visit Room in The Inn for a few hours once a week during the spring semesters and would either help the community development department with administrative work or serve lunch to their homeless population.

“I absolutely loved volunteering at Room in The Inn because I was able to connect with kind-hearted people that are normally subject to a negative stigma,” she said. “Room in The Inn was full of love and I was able to build on new relationships week after week.”

Ke’Shawn Vaughn

2019 Offensive team captain
2018 SEC Newcomer of the Year
2018 All-SEC second team (The Associated Press)
Back-to-back seasons of more than 1,000 rushing yards
Ranks No. 5 all-time among Commodores with 2,259 rushing yards
Ranks No. 3 all-time among Commodores with 21 rushing touchdowns
Nine career 100+ rushing performances, fourth on team’s all-time list
Earned invites to the Reese’s Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine
As a senior rushed for 1,028 yards and nine touchdowns
As a junior rushed for 1,244 yards (second most in team history) and 12 touchdowns
7.9 yards/rush was highest average in SEC among backs with 100+ carries
Nine games of at least 130 rushing yards in 24 career appearances
243 rushing yards, two touchdowns on 13 carries versus Baylor in Texas Bowl
Third-round selection of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020 NFL Draft

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