It’s Winter Quarter Already!

The year has been flying by, and we wanted to give you an update on our year so far, and share our excitement for the coming season!

We began the year with very successful recruitment efforts. Tryouts were very competitive this year, and after three weeks of tryouts we were excited to add ten new members, five men and five women.  Our ‘newbies’ have experience levels ranging from never having ridden before to having competed at the Olympic level, and some have played at both the interscholastic and intercollegiate level before!  But more importantly, these students showed the qualities of hard work and integrity that we expect of all of our members.

Jeff Scheraga and Laura Huntley race for the ball at our demonstration chucker on Newbie Day! Photo Credit to Antonie Dvorakova

Jeff Scheraga and Laura Huntley race for the ball at our demonstration chucker on Newbie Day!
Photo Credit to Antonie Dvorakova

Our Women’s team has been very active this past Fall and has already traveled across coasts!  So far, they have successfully completed games against Cal Poly, Skidmore, Yale, and Cornell.  They are well prepared for the official intercollegiate to begin soon, and plan on having many more games in the coming months.

 

Coach Heather Lake throws the ball into the line-up of a women's scrimmage. Thanks to Fran and Dani for upping our level of play!Photo credit to Antonie Dvorakova.

Coach Heather Lake throws the ball into the line-up of a women’s scrimmage. Thanks to Fran and Dani for upping our level of play!
Photo credit to Antonie Dvorakova.

Our Men’s team is excited to have a strong returner base, as well as a talented recruiting class this year.  This year marks our largest Men’s team in recent Stanford Polo Club history, and they are very excited to begin the competitive season.

We would also like to express our gratitude to Mr. Tom Shanahan for his continued support of our program.  After his very generous donation of our new red truck, he has continued to offer us his help! Also, special thanks to Michael Dawson for loaning us Lolita for the winter! She’s made a great addition to our string.

Overall we are very excited for the season to begin, and look forward to seeing what our teams are capable of.  As always, let us know if you have any questions.  We hope to see you out at a match! A game schedule should be up on the website soon.

Happy Holidays!

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