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2023-2024 Roster


Happy Doran

Club President

Year: Junior

Major: Animal Science, Pre-vet

Hometown: Natick, MA

Favorite Horse: Lucia

Helmet Color: Navy + White

Happy started riding horses 7 years ago. When she came to UConn, she decided to learn how to play polo and has since fallen in love with the sport. This is Happy's second year on the team and her favorite UConn Polo pony is Lucia.


Liz Leudesdorff

Team Captain & Club Vice President

Year: Junior

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Little Neck, NY

Favorite Horse: Philomena

Helmet Color: Navy + Pink


Liz started riding at the age of 5 and competed in hunter jumpers until she was 11. At age 12, she began to take polo lessons at Gardnertown Polo Club in Newburgh, NY, and competed on Gardnertown’s Interscholastic team in high school. This is Liz's third year on the team. Her favorite UConn Polo pony is Philomena.

Kat McGuire

Club Treasurer

Year: Junior

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Bristol, CT

Helmet Color: Purple + Teal


Kat started riding when she was 7. She has competed in show jumping and eventing. In her freshman year of college, she started playing polo and quickly fell in love with it. This is Kat's first year on the team.

Ruby Hughes

Club Secretary

Year: Freshman

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Bala Cynwyd, PA

Helmet Color: Navy + Red

Ruby started riding 4 years ago and this is her first year playing polo!

Toni Moore

Social Media and Outreach Chair

Year: 2nd Year Graduate Student

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: Garnerville, NY

Helmet Color: Navy + Red


Toni started riding when she was 7. She has since ridden in many disciplines, competing in gymkhanas, cow-penning, western pleasure, trail, and hunter/jumpers. Toni started taking polo lessons during her freshman year at UConn. She joined the team in her senior year and is continuing on the team during her masters program. Her favorite UConn Polo pony is Rosa.

Molly Porier

Year: Senior

Major: Art History

Hometown: Suffield, CT

Helmet Color: Navy + Red

Molly has been doing hunter/jumpers since she was eight and she started polo this year. She still shows her horses, Bulgari and Toast.


Alexa Norquist

Year: Junior

Major: Chemical Engineering

Hometown: Rutland, MA

Helmet Color: Navy + Red

Alexa has been riding for 9 years as a hunter/jumper. She started taking polo lessons last year and this is her first year on the team!


Bow Reavis

Year: Sophomore

Major: Animal Science, Pre-Vet

Hometown: Long Island, NY

Helmet Color: Navy + Red

Bow has been riding horses since they were 8 years old in hunter/jumper. They started their polo journey in Spring 2023 at UConn. This summer, Bow played grass polo in the Meadowbrook Polo League! This is their first year on the team.


Anna Shupenis

Year: Freshman

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Bethlehem, CT

Helmet Color: Navy + Red

Anna has evented for over 8 years and has a horse named Zydeco. This is her first year playing polo and on the team!


Sydney Bonner

Year: Freshman

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ

Helmet Color: Navy + Red

Sydney started riding 5 years ago but started getting serious about 2 years ago. She has worked at several barns and even taught beginner lessons for over a year. Sydney has dabbled in a little bit of everything, from natural horsemanship, groundwork, centered riding, hunters, eventing, and now polo! This is her first year on the team!


2023-2024 Head Coach

Kylie Dalton

Head Coach

Kylie was previously captain and president of the women’s varsity team and graduated with a bachelor’s in Animal Science this past spring. She started riding at 7 and has competed in hunt seat, both flat and fences. Kylie started playing polo in 2017 in UConn’s community polo lessons where she took lessons from ex-UConn Polo coach, Doc Dinger, and his wife, Peg. Since starting polo, she has spent time grooming at Boston Polo Club and Hawaii Polo Club. She was awarded All-Star Awards at the 2022 and 2023 Northeastern Regionals and played when UConn won the 2022 DII National Championships. Currently, Kylie works in landscaping. Lucia remains her favorite UConn Polo pony, now for the 6th year in a row.