March 17 - 20, 2022

GIRLS' NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

GIRLS' NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

Established in 1991, the Girls' National Interscholastic Championship (GNIS) is part of the United States Polo Association's Intercollegiate/Interscholastic (I/I) polo program, which is dedicated to growing the sport by providing exposure, coordinating activities, recruiting collegiate and scholastic institutions and providing organized competition at regional and national levels with an emphasis on sportsmanship, fairness and safety.

In 2019, Maryland Polo Club defeated Houston A at Brookshire Polo Club (Brookshire, Texas) to claim the championship title for the second consecutive year. The Girls' National Interscholastic Championship returned in 2021 after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After an unconventional 2021 Intercollegiate/Interscholastic (I/I) season where the traditional preliminary and regional tournaments were unable to be hosted due to local and state COVID-19 restrictions on Youth Sports, the I/I program offered clubs USPA I/I Circuit Level events to host throughout the season. With no regular regional format for teams to qualify for nationals, the National Host Tournament Committee (NHTC) opted to use a wildcard system in selecting teams to advance. The Committee used results from both Circuit Level I/I Challenge Cups as well as any games qualified teams played from September 1 through April 18 to be used in consideration. In addition, the Committee welcomed teams to submit game footage for review. The NHTC, select umpires and committee members poured over hours of video, hundreds of scoresheets, and rosters to make their selection.

Hosted by New Bridge Polo & Country Club (Aiken, South Carolina) in 2021, number one seed Aiken Polo Club (Summer Kneece, Sophie Grant, Robyn Leitner, Reagan Leitner) and two-time defending champions Maryland Polo Club (Kylie Beard, Sierra Blevins, Jordan Peterson) entered the Girls’ National Interscholastic Championship final with confidence. Putting Maryland on the defensive from the first chukker, Aiken extended their lead throughout the game to claim their first national championship win 17-5.

Returning to Brookshire Polo Club for the first time since 2019, five teams will be vying for the national championship including defending champions Aiken Polo Club, Houston Polo Club, Yale Polo Club, Eldorado Polo Club and Maryland Polo Club, who will look to add their interscholastic club name to the heralded trophy for a tenth time.

2021 Girls' National Interscholastic Champions: Aiken Polo Club - Sophie Grant, Summer Kneece, Reagan Leitner, Robyn Leitner. ©Larry Johnson

GIRLS' NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

Bracket V

Bracket VI

Bracket VII

Bracket VIII

Bracket IX

Bracket X

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Aiken Polo Club (2-0)

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Brianna Jordan
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Robyn Leitner
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Reagan Leitner
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Summer Kneece

Maryland Polo Club (1-1)

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Jordan Peterson
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Kylie Beard
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Sierra Blevins
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Aurora Knox
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Isabelle Brockett

Houston Polo Club (0-1)

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Bridget Price
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Abby Benton
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Lily Lequerica
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Madison Burba

Eldorado Polo Club (0-1)

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Elise Pardue
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Sally Camp
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Tennyson Barclay Hamir

Yale Polo Club (1-1)

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Sammi Iahn
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Saralyn Painter
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Sophia DeAngelis
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Ana Veitch

GIRLS' NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Thursday, Mar 17, 2022

March 17

Final

GIRLS' NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Brookshire Polo Club

Yale Polo Club logo

Yale Polo Club (1-1)

15

Eldorado Polo Club logo

Eldorado Polo Club (0-1)

9

Friday, Mar 18, 2022

March 18

Final

GIRLS' NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Brookshire Polo Club

Maryland Polo Club logo

Maryland Polo Club (1-1)

14

Houston Polo Club logo

Houston Polo Club (0-1)

10

March 18

Final

GIRLS' NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Brookshire Polo Club

Aiken Polo Club logo

Aiken Polo Club (2-0)

11

Yale Polo Club logo

Yale Polo Club (1-1)

5

Sunday, Mar 20, 2022

March 20

Final

GIRLS' NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Brookshire Polo Club

Maryland Polo Club logo

Maryland Polo Club (1-1)

10

Aiken Polo Club logo

Aiken Polo Club (2-0)

16

GIRLS' NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

THE VENUE

Established in 2006, Brookshire Polo Club in Brookshire, Texas, welcomes players of all levels who are looking for a family-friendly and casual atmosphere to share a love of polo, horses and the outdoors. Nestled between the pecan groves are four full size polo fields, one full size covered polo arena, three covered barns, multiple outdoor paddocks, a small swimming lake, and a tennis court for recreational use.

Located just 10 miles west of Katy, Texas, and 36 miles west of downtown Houston, BPC’s mission is to share their passion for polo with all people in a welcoming environment that promotes polo as a sport and family-friendly lifestyle.


800 Wilpitz Rd
Brookshire, TX 77423
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