USPA Intercollegiate National Tournaments
UVA polo dominated the USPA Intercollegiate National Tournaments this past weekend in Ithaca, N.Y., taking home titles in both the menâ€™s and womenâ€™s events. The Cavalier squads faced strong competition throughout the tournaments, which featured top college programs and some of the best young players in the United States.
The National Intercollegiate Championship is part of the USPAâ€™s Intercollegiate/Interscholastic polo program, which is committed to growing the sport of polo with players and fans. Several players from the winning UVA teams are part of the premier Team USPA development program as well, which is also highly involved in training and teaching young polo players. With the help of programs like these, polo is experiencing a resurgence in the U.S. as depicted in the recent in-depth feature on â€œ60 Minutesâ€ surrounding the sport.
All Star Honorees
Felipe Viana â€“ UVA
CB Scherer â€“ UVA
Patrick Uretz â€“ Westmont
Wiley Uretz – Westmont
Julia Steiner â€“ UVA
Kailey Eldredge – Cornell
Kylie Sheehan â€“ UVA
Isabella Wolf â€“ UVA
In the womenâ€™s tournament, UVA took down a solid Texas A&M team before meeting rival Cornell in the final and winning in a close 17-13 contest.
The UVA menâ€™s team defeated Cornell in the semifinal and went on to win the championship with a 23-17 victory against Westmont in the final.