In this edition, we will be honoring Dorsey Naveran as Athlete of the Issue.
Naveran participates in football in the fall and basketball in the winter; he's been involved in these sports since he was a little kid.
He also played baseball but stopped playing once he reached high school. He has been playing both basketball and football since his freshmen year.
He credits his love of sports to his family, who has helped inspire him to become an even better player throughout the years. His family has played a huge role in shaping him into the athlete and the person he is today.
“My whole family plays sports especially basketball, so they were the ones who encouraged me. My whole family has helped me so much in my life, they are so supportive and caring and I love them with all my heart,” said Naveran.
Dorsey has been playing football his whole life and has been on varsity since he was a junior. Throughout this time, he has played wide receiver and an inside linebacker.
As a junior, he had a total of 208 yards with an average of 14.9 yards per game. As a senior, he had a total of 298 yards with an average of 11.5 per game.
His basketball career is just as impressive. Dorsey favors basketball the most, and it shows as he has been on varsity for two years starting from when he was a sophomore, all through his senior year. He plays wing and is one of the varsity teams captains. As a sophomore, he scored 138 points and as a junior, he scored 199.
His role model also happened to be his basketball coach for numerous years. His dad Tim Naveran has played a great role in his life.
“He's taught me everything I know and he's always been here for me and helped me, he was my coach for several years,” said Dorsey.
After high school, Dorsey will be going to UNR and he doesn't plan on going into sports but he plans to major in engineering.
“I chose to engineering, because my uncle and other close family friends are in engineering and they have talked to me about their jobs, and it seems like something I could take interest in and enjoy,” said Dorsey.
One thing we know for sure is when Dorsey leaves to bigger and better things he will be missed, especially by his coaches and friends.
“He is a very caring person if you get to know him well and if you're apart of his friends he really cares for his community too,” said football coach Taua Cabatbat. “I hope all the best for him he gets the degree he and wants and goes to the college that he wants and he not only comes out as the best person he can be but contributes to wherever he is. He is a man of many talents and can inspire a positive change in many. He and other seniors have played a huge change in the current football team and it’s going to be big shoes to, fill I’m going to miss him.”