MEET THE PLAYERS

Meet all the playing members of Ligonier Polo Association

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Elizabeth Brassart

Rated: -1 (0 in women)

Elizabeth is a senior at Penn Trafford High School; has been riding for 7 years as a hunter/jumper and placed in many regional and national competitions; started playing polo last July and hasn’t stopped; and recently named a finalist in Western Pennsylvania’s Most Positive Athlete.

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Stewart Burkland

Rated: 0

Stewart started playing polo with his father at the Ligonier Polo Club in the late 1990’s; has had the opportunity to play in Argentina and the Dominican Republic; took a break from the sport to focus on his business but got involved again in 2020 when he partnered with Mark Teroerde to start LPA; after swinging a mallet again he jumped back in the sport with both feet and started his team, Blandings.

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Eugenio Fiorotto

Rated: 0

Eugenio has ridden horses all of his life. He started to play polo in 2009. Eugenio was born and raised in Argentina, is passionate about horses, and makes a mean empanada.

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James Perko

Rated: 0

James is a lawyer, husband, and father of twins; he has been riding horses and playing polo for 10 years, but driving fast cars for many more.

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Elle Speicher

Rated: -1 (0 in women)

Elle has riding horses since 4 years old; pony clubber for 10 years; fox hunter for 30 years; first full season with LPA; played tennis and rugby through college and is optimistic that those skills, combined with horseback riding, will serve her well as she develops her polo game

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Sam Suppes

Rated: -1

Sam started riding four years ago, and has been playing polo for three, in addition he is an avid piano player.

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Kaci Teroerde

Rated: -1 (0 in women)

Kaci has two kids, one dog and one husband. She has been playing polo for just about one year here in Ligonier and this winter in Florida. Kaci speaks 5 languages.

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Mark Teroerde

Rated: 0

Mark is the President of LPA and is responsible for bringing polo back to Ligonier. He has been riding horses for decades and enjoys a good beer.

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Antonio Villamil

Rated: -1

Antonio is the youngest player that will be on the field at a mature age of 7; will be entering 2nd grade this fall; has been riding as long as he has been walking; aspires to be a 10 goal player when he grows up; currently giving lessons to anyone who is willing to learn from him; and he loves pasta.

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Juan Villamil

Rated: 2

Juan is LPA’s Head Instructor. He has been a polo player, trainer and manager for 21 years. Born and raised in Argentina, Juan is an excellent salsa dancer.

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