Achievements

The UVA Polo program has been a huge success. Varsity Team achievements include:

  • Winner of 11 Men's National Championships, with 25 total trips to the finals
  • Winner of 9 Women's National Championships, with 21 total trips to the finals
  • 4 Connie Upchurch Memorial Sportsmanship Awards
  • 13 Polo Training Foundation (PTF) Intercollegiate Player of the Year Award
  • 52 All Americans (MVP Awards)
 The UVA Women's Varsity team earned second place in the 2018 USPA Intercollegiate Championships. The Men's team took third.

The UVA Women's Varsity team earned second place in the 2018 USPA Intercollegiate Championships. The Men's team took third.


Women's National Championships

National Championship Wins

2017 - UVA 9, Texas A&M 7
Julia Smith, Mary Collins, Catherine Mitcham, Jessica Schmitt  

2014 - UVA 14, Cornell 12
Mary Collins, Vicky Friedrichs, Julia Smith and Colby O'Neil

2013 - UVA 10, Cornell 9
Kylie Sheehan, Isabella Wolf, Vicky Friedrichs and Julie Stellmann

2012 - UVA 17, Cornell 13
Kylie Sheehan, Julia Steiner, Isabella Wolf

2010 - UVA 19, Cornell 17
Cristina Fernandez, Leah Hall, Emily Dameron

2009 - UVA 19, Cornell 17
Cristina Fernandez, Leah Hall, Emily Dameron

1999 - UVA 17, Cornell 13
Katie Madden, Erin Dougherty, Suzanna Lott, Courtney Blackburn

1993 - UVA 13, Colorado State 9
Bess Worrall, Christie Reed, Kate Clarke

1992 - UVA 8, Cornell 7
Bess Worrall, Christie Reed, Jenny Alexy, Kerry McDaniel

1990 - UVA 14, Skidmore 13
Midge Wilson, Bess Worrall, Jenny Alexy, Kerry McDaniel

Trips to the Finals

2018 Texas A&M 14, UVA 4
2015 Cornell 16, UVA 15
2011 Cornell 18, UVA 10
2007 UConn 13, UVA 11
2004 Cornell 18, UVA 7
2001 Cornell 24, UVA 11
2000 Cornell 22, UVA 13
1991 Cornell 15, UVA 13
1987 Cornell 10, UVA 9
1986 Cornell 11, UVA 6
1984 Cornell 11, UVA 7
1976 Yale 17, UVA 7

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Men's National Championships

National Championship Wins

2012 - UVA 23, Westmont 17
Mauricio Lopez, CB Scherer, Felipe Viana

2011 - UVA 28, Cornell 14
Mauricio Lopez, CB Scherer, Felipe Viana

2009 - UVA 20, Texas A&M 17
Joevy Beh, Mauricio Lopez, CB Scherer

2004 - UVA 21, Cornell 19
Matt B. Dougherty, Mohammed S. Khakwani, Robert F. Orthwein, John F. Ryan, III

2003 - UVA 21, Colorado State 18
Santiago Avellan, Matt B. Dougherty, Richard W. Hartnett Jr., Mohammed S. Khakwani

2002 - UVA 19, Texas A&M 14
Santiago Avellan, Steve A. Orthwein, Jr., Richard W. Hartnett, Jr.

1995 - UVA 19, Texas A&M 17
Jake Flournoy, Jr., Jeremy Ragland, Amit Sharma, James West IV

1994 - UVA 17, Cornell 15
Jake Flournoy, Jr., Geoffrey Woodward, Carter Carnegie, Gregory Daniels

1993 - UVA 18, Cornell 17
Whitney Chamberlan, Geoffrey Woodward, Jeremy Ragland, Carter Carnegie

1988 - UVA 20, Cornell 10
Tom Huber, Dana Fortugno, Derek Sifton, Jim Dunlap

1987 - UVA 15, Skidmore 10
Tom Huber, Batchy Carpenter Derek Sifton, Mark Egloff

Trips to the Finals

2016 Texas A&M 16, UVA 15
2014 Westmont 16, UVA 14
2010 Texas A&M 21, UVA 17
2005 Cornell 21, UVA 19
2001 Texas A&M 18, UVA 16
2000 Texas A&M 20, UVA 19
1998 Texas A&M 24, UVA 21
1992 Cornell 18, UVA 15
1986 Yale 12, UVA 10
1979 UC Davis 16, UVA 10
1973 UConn 19, UVA 10
1972 UConn 17, UVA 15
1971 Yale 12, UVA 11
1959 Cornell 14, UVA 5
1957 Yale 10, UVA 9

 


Award Winners

Polo Training Foundation (PTF) Intercollegiate Player of the Year Award
2018 Jessica Schmitt
2017 Julia Smith
2014 Victy Friedrichs
2006 LJ Lopez, III
2000 Carlos Arellano
1998 Rodrigo Fernandez
1997 Christopher Hitchcock
1995 Jake Flournoy, Jr.
1993 Elizabeth Worrall
1991 Oliver Olson
1988 Derek Sifton
1987 Clarissa Cantacuzene
1986 Tom Huber

Connie Upchurch Memorial Sportsmanship Awards
2004 - LJ Lopez, III and Molly Meudeking
2001 - Lissa Green