RE “WHERE ‘try again’ finds victory’’ (Page A1, Sept. 14): Wheelock College’s athletic director, Diana Cutaia, is not giving herself enough credit. Winning does matter - even at Wheelock, where they measure the success of Cutaia’s approach, at least in part, by the fact that, under her watch, the school has started winning games.
Sports are a crucible for character formation. To maintain winning as but one goal of athletic endeavor without sacrificing perspective, discipline, loyalty, integrity, and humility is an extreme test of character for athletes and coaches on this sports-crazed planet.
Cutaia’s emphasis on building character and creating winners is exemplary because winning matters.