Spring sports season is on, and here’s a look at what you should know about some of the best Nashville high school boys in 2021.
Player to see
Kevin Avalos, Smyrna, Sr .: Avalos was named to the all-state team in 2019 after scoring 18 goals with eight assists.
Cooper Bailey, Brentwood, so: Bailey has already scored two goals this season, including the winning goal in a 2-1 win over Baylor.
Sam Barrionuevo, Grace Christian, Sr .: Barrionuevo, a Trevecca signatory, scored 25 goals and had eight assists in 2019.
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Joshua Brake, Columbia Academy, Sr .: Brake is one of eight senior Bulldogs and scored a hat trick in one of the Bulldogs’ first games this season in a 6-1 win over Zion Christian.
Nolan Colliday, page Sr .: Colliday was appointed to the All District 11-AA team in 2019.
Nick Dang, Ravenwood, Sr .: Dang, a lipscomb commit, scored eight goals and was named to the All District teams in 2019.
Marvin Franco, Warren County, Sun .: Franco was the assistant to the pioneers in 2019.
Jorge Graniel, central magnet, Sr .: As a four-year-old starter, Graniel led the Tigers in 2019 with 16 goals and scored two goals in a shortened 2020 season.
Jack Gorman, Page, Jr .: Gorman came this season as the best Patriot of all time with the fewest allowed goals.
Malachi Jones, Grace Christian, Jr .: Jones, a lipscomb commit, scored 26 goals and had eight assists as a freshman in 2019.
Harrison Kraus, Father Ryan, Sr .: Kraus was nominated for this year’s Gatorade Player of the Year and is currently leading the Irish in goals.
Patrick Lee, CPA, Jr .: Lee has been the Lions’ runner-up scorer for the past two seasons.
Cade McLean, Station Camp, Sr .: McLean, a signatory to Belmont, leads a high-level group on the bison.
Caleb Oehlkers, Heir to the White House, Sr .: Oehlkers is a center-back who has scored a goal this season and is considered the Patriots’ best defender.
Naythan Nugent, Northeast, Sr .: Nugent recorded five missed goals for the Eagles in 2019.
Innis Ortiz, Northeast, Jr .: Ortiz is considered the Eagles’ top scorer after 19 goals in 2019.
Jose Perez, Fairview, Jr .: Perez scored five goals and had three assists as a freshman but only played in eleven games due to a broken ankle.
Drew Sledge, Siegel, Sr .: Sledge is the stars’ greatest threat after finishing third in goal in 2019.
Mathew Stevens, Fairview, Sr .: Stevens scored five goals and had an assist in his sophomore year.
Harrison Watts, Clarksville, Sr .: Watts, one of the top scorers in Clarksville, started the season with nearly 90 goals and scored six goals with two assists in the first week.
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