Will Selva witnessed the roots of a vision that sprouted up into the American Dream from two parents who immigrated from Nicaragua. Like most immigrants, their odyssey was dotted with numerous hardships, but they clung to an iron-clad belief in the tenets of attaining success in the U.S.: determination, hard work and drive. They instilled those traits in Will and while they left Nicaragua decades before, the small Central American country never really left them.
That was evident when they made sure Spanish was the first and only language spoken in the household. Will Selva has been both thankful and prideful for that very fact ever since. It would prove to be a valuable asset down the road in his sports broadcasting career, but being bilingual was just part of his unique background. Growing up, Will felt a binding connection to the careers of Nicaraguan sports legends such as boxer Alexis Arguello and pitcher Dennis Martinez.
His admiration for the Hispanic athlete fully mushroomed to include all sports, whether it was Diego Maradona, Anthony Munoz or Manu Ginobili. Today, Will Selva is committed to sharing their stories and countless others as it relates to a burgeoning Hispanic population in the US. He’s done interviews in Spanish and English, moderated forums on reaching the Hispanic sports fan, created a college football segment and hosted shows in his native tongue. Will’s goal is to bring the flare, passion and desire that these Hispanic athletes exhibit to their respective disciplines and expose them to a broader audience.