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Kate McCleary -1/-1/0/1
As a Baltimore native, Kate competed in hunter/equitation divisions growing up, transitioned to foxhunting, and decided to try polo in 2020. She is a professor at University of Delaware.
Posey Obrecht 0/2/4/6
Posey began playing polo at Garrison Forest School in 5th grade and played all the way through her senior year. Her team won the National Girls Interscholastic Championship in 2009. She attended the University of Kentucky where she played Intercollegiate polo all four years. She was a member of the University of Kentucky polo team that won the 2010 National Women’s Intercollegiate Championship. In 2013, she was named the National Women’s Intercollegiate Player of the Year . Posey is now a Certified Polo Instructor, teaches lessons in the summer, and is running the Maryland Polo Club arena program!
    Karin Olsen -1/-1/0/1
 Karin is originally from the beautiful state Michigan and moved to Maryland in 1997. She started her love of riding and horses at the young age of 7, and it has continued and grown over the years. Karin found her love of Polo 3 years ago when Maryland Polo Club was in search of a scorekeeper. After one polo lesson, she was hooked. She currently lives in Pasadena with her little dog Izzy and is enjoying both the equestrian life and water life Maryland has to offer.
PJ Orthwein 3/4
Peter (PJ) is a third generation player who grew up in an extended-family polo tradition. Both of his grandfathers played, and his father and many uncles and cousins still play. PJ has played polo most of his life-- in Greenwich, Connecticut and in Florida-- before settling in Maryland. At Cornell University he was a team captain and three-time All-American. He met his wife, MPC’s Sara Gompf, on the Cornell Polo Team and they have a farm in Stevenson, Md. They are the parents of three children: Sophie, Ben, and Timothy. In addition to polo, PJ plays squash and golf, but says he is “not particularly good at either.” PJ was recently inducted into Cornell’s Polo Wall of Honor. He has an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson School of Management, and is an investment professional at a private equity firm, Spring Capital Partners.

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