The United States Polo Association (USPA) and the Polo Training Foundation (PTF) are pleased to announce the 2023 PTF Intercollegiate and Interscholastic (I/I) Player of the Year award recipients. Chosen by a select committee involved with I/I polo, candidates were evaluated in three main categories – playing ability, contribution to the sport and sportsmanship. The following individuals have been named for their supreme example of horsemanship and leadership on and off the field.
STEPHEN A. ORTHWEIN INTERCOLLEGIATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Parker Pearce – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
DANIEL J. WALLACE JR. INTERCOLLEGIATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Maya Tantuwaya – University of California Davis (UC Davis), Davis, California
RUSSELL A. SHELDON INTERSCHOLASTIC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Will Mudra – Houston Polo Club, Houston, Texas
LYNN THOMPSON INTERSCHOLASTIC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Elise Pardue – Lakeside Polo Club, Lakeside, California
The Annual Polo Training Foundation awards for I/I Player of the Year are tentatively scheduled to be presented during the 2023 USPA Fall Committee, Board of Governors and Annual Member Meeting in October in California.
For more information on the Polo Training Foundation and Polo Training Foundation Programs, please visit their website at www.polotraining.org.