We believe there’s something more important than just winning or losing a tournament. We believe that the team, school, and fans who support their athletes with dignity and class are the true champions. We’ve proudly sponsored the WIAA/Rural Mutual Insurance Sportsmanship Award for over 55 years.
We would like to congratulate Assumption on being this year’s recipient of the Girls Soccer Sportsmanship Award.
When talking with Head Coach Jim Wendels, we asked him what this award meant to him as a coach, the team, and the community, along with how they teach their athletes about sportsmanship.
Coach Wendels went on to say “I try to teach sportsmanship through open discussion and example. Example by not just coaches, but rather returning players who pay it forward. I think sportsmanship is important as you will always be dealt a defeat in life and how we respond can allow you to overcome defeat or be sucked into a vortex of negativity.
Coach Wendels has coached for 12 years at Assumption as an assistant and/or head coach. His favorite part is realizing what a positive impact you can make in a person’s life as a coach.
Congratulations again on a great season and winning the WIAA/Rural Mutual Sportsmanship Award. This is a great achievement for the Assumption community.