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 over 55 years.
We want to congratulate Mayville High School on being this year’s recipient of the Girls’ Softball Sportsmanship Award.
We talked with Head Coach Steve Pliner and asked him what this award meant to him as a coach, to the team, and the community, along with how they teach their athletes about sportsmanship.
Coach Pliner has been the Head Softball Coach for Mayville for nine years. Before coaching, he was a volunteer assistant for many years. He says his favorite part about coaching is watching the kids grow and learn. “I get to watch them become better softball players over the years, but they also improve and grow as human beings.”
Congratulations again on a great season and winning the WIAA/Rural Mutual Sportsmanship Award! This is a great achievement for the Mayville community.