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. That’s why we’ve proudly sponsored the WIAA/Rural Mutual Insurance Sportsmanship Award for 56 years.
We would like to congratulate the Hudson Raiders on being this year’s recipient of the Girls Basketball Sportsmanship award.
When talking with Head Coach, Jessica Vadnais, we asked her what this award meant to her as a coach, the team and community along with how they teach their athletes about sportsmanship.
Coach Vadnais just completed her 4th season as a coach, and they all have been as Head Coach at Hudson. Her favorite part of coaching is building relationships with her players and sharing with them her love and passion for the game of basketball.
She also went on to comment that seeing the girls grow throughout the years, as players and as people, is incredible. “It’s really special to me to be able to coach at Hudson, the place where I grew up and won a State Championship as a player. It’s important to me to have relationships with these girls in 15 or 20 years from now. That’s what it’s all about for me, just trying to make a difference in their lives and teach them some basketball along the way,” said Coach Vadnais.
Congratulation again on a great season and winning the WIAA/Rural Mutual Sportsmanship award. This is a great achievement for the Hudson community.