The United States Polo Association Announces 2015 USPA Girls’ Interscholastic Championship Finalists

The United States Polo Association Announces 2015 USPA Girls’ Interscholastic Championship Finalists


Central Coast (California), Houston, Maryland, and Toronto Polo Clubs to compete for the Dan and Julia Colhoun Trophy March 5-7 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.



The United States Polo Association® (USPA) today announced that the field of 22 girls’ interscholastic teams that began the regular season and have competed in USPA sanctioned tournament play in pursuit of becoming the 2015 interscholastic champion has been narrowed to this season’s final four.   Western Region champion Central Coast Polo Club of San Luis Obispo, California, Central Region champion Houston Polo Club of Houston, Texas, Southeastern Region champion Maryland Polo Club of Freeland, Maryland and Northeastern Region champion Toronto Polo Club of Toronto, Ontario, Canada will take the field at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California on March 5-7 to determine the winner of the Dan and Julia Colhoun trophy, which has signified polo’s interscholastic champions since 1991.


All four finalist clubs were also finalists in last year’s tournament, in which reigning champions Maryland Polo Club emerged victorious over runner-up Central Coast Polo Club.   12 of the 18 girls playing in this year’s finals also have the experience of playing in the 2014 finals, including the entire defending champion Maryland team. 


“The Girls’ National Interscholastic tournament is always a favorite, witnessing the athleticism and sportsmanship that these young ladies exude is inspiring,” said Amy Fraser, Director of Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Polo.  “The competition continues to get stronger and stronger each year, and we are very excited about the future of our sport.”


The USPA Girls’ Interscholastic Championship finalist team line-ups are:


Central Coast Polo Club (Western Region Champion)

Jillian Tietje, age 17 

Trista Noland, age 16 

Petra Teixeira, age 13

Cassidy Wood, age 12

Coach: Megan Judge


Houston Polo Club (Central Region Champion)

Courtney Price, age 16 

Nora O’Neill, age 17 

Lauren Rae, age 17 

Megan Rahlfs, age 16

Cinderella Von Falkenhausen, age 16

Grace Mudra, age 11

Coach:  Mark Prinsloo 


Maryland Polo Club (Southeastern Region Champion)

Marissa Wells, age 18    

Stephanie Shultz, age 15

Maddie Grant, age 15

Abbie Grant, age 14

Coach:  Kelly Wells


Toronto Polo Club (Northeastern Region Champion)

Clare Hearn, age 15

Jessica Friedberg, age 18

Molly Houlton, age 15

Samantha Hussey, age 17


Coach:  Tim Holton