SVDN Youth Spotlight – Dreyvin Isnana (07.12.2022)

Dreyvin Isnana-Hotain is the son of Lynnette Isnana and Warren Hotain, Dreyvin is 16 years old and is a registered member from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. Dreyvin currently resides in Regina, SK with his mother and siblings Taylor, Holden, Melody and Chelsy.

Dreyvin attends Balfour Collegiate in Regina where he also plays football for the Balfour Bears. He started playing box lacrosse when he was 8 years old and has played in the Queen City Minor Box Lacrosse league with various teams over the years. Dreyvin is known to be one of the top goaltenders in the league and in the province. He has travelled many miles to play games and tournaments throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario and was also called upon to play with other teams or higher age groups numerous times.

In 2018, Dreyvin was selected to represent Team Saskatchewan at the National Box Lacrosse Championships in Whitby, ON. Unfortunately, they lost in the bronze medal game but was very fortunate to experience lacrosse at this level and in the extremely high heat. This was also the year he won the Queen City Minor Box Lacrosse league and the Saskatchewan provincial title as well.

In 2019, Dreyvin was chosen to represent Sask Junior Rush as one of the goal tenders at the National Lacrosse League 7th Annual Junior Tournament in Toronto, ON, a weekend-long competition featuring youth clubs representing their respective National Lacrosse League teams from both the U.S. and Canada. Although they did not bring home a medal, he was proud to be chosen and represent the Sask Jr Rush box lacrosse team.

In 2020, the global pandemic shut down the lacrosse season but saw a short season played in 2021. At which time he was the silver medalist in the Sask Provincial A Box Lacrosse championships with the Regina Barracuda.

In 2022, Dreyvin entered into his final minor box lacrosse season and went 2nd pick overall in the Queen City Minor Box Lacrosse draft. He was chosen to play with the Regina Snipers U16 B team and went undefeated this season, capturing the league title on June 26th, 2022 as well as the Provincial B Championship on July 10th, 2022.

His success did not stop there as he also won the 2022 Provincial A Championship on July 6th, 2022 with the Regina Barracuda A lacrosse team and was named MVP. This season was Dreyvin’s most successful box lacrosse season with a combined record with both of his respective teams, Regina Snipers and Regina Barracuda, with 45 wins, 2 losses and 2 ties.

Dreyvin is thankful for many individuals who helped him succeed which includes his older siblings, Holden and Melody who paved the way for him in this sport as they themselves are box lacrosse goalies too. Throughout his travels, he met and made many friends but there was always huge support and encouragement from his coaches. The positive impact they made will never be forgotten as he continues playing this sport.

He is looking forward to cheering on his older sister Melody who will be one of the goaltenders for the BC Ladies Storm Selects box lacrosse team and will be travelling to San Jose, California in August to play in a National tournament.

Dreyvin’s family is very proud of his accomplishments and look forward to supporting him as he will enter the Junior men’s division next year in 2023.