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Meet the Piaget Polo Team's Players.

Check our player profiles for more information about the members of the Piaget Polo Team!

 

 

Miguel Novillo-Astrada 10-goaler
Buenos Aires, Argentina

From one of Argentina's most prolific polo playing families, Novillo-Astrada has played and won both the US Open and the Argentine Open. Add to this two-time wins in the Hurlingham Open and Tortugas Open as well as a win at Sotogrande, Spain and you begin to understand the breadth of Astrada's playing history.

Astrada joined the Piaget Polo Team this summer in Santa Barbara as the result of a unique player swap that propelled Piaget into the finals of the Pacific Coast Open.

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Juan Bollini 5-goaler
Pilar, Argentina

Always an energizing and vocal presence on the field, Juan has helped bring his teams to dozens of tournament finals including three Gold Cup wins.

This winning history includes a particularly satisfying effort to take the 2001 Gold Cup with Boca Polo and his first patron Charlie Muldoon. During this prolific period, Juan attained his career high handicap of 8-goals.

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Jason Crowder 6-goaler
Santa Barbara, California

In the summer of 2011 Crowder joined Piaget for the 20-goal season at Santa Barbara. With Jason's contribution, the team made it to the finals of the Pacific Coast Open.

After the final, Jason was presented with the Robert Skene Award as MVP of the entire season. A gifted rider and clever player, Jason has a solid fan base both inside and outside the boards.

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Melissa Ganzi Team Captain
Wellington, Florida

A lifelong rider, Melissa Ganzi began playing polo after she was given her first polo pony as a gift from her father-in-law Walter Ganzi. Juan Bollini, Piaget's #4, was Melissa's first coach.

This introduction to the sport began a full-fledged commitment to polo and the people who love the sport. The Ganzi's Wellington, Florida club, Grand Champions, is a hub of polo activity in the spring and fall seasons.

In addition to her role as Captain of the Piaget Team, Melissa oversees the Ganzi's home club Grand Champions and their horse farm in Ocala, Florida. Grand Champions has a growing polo operation, including the breeding and training of polo ponies and a planned polo school.

Click here to read a profile of Melissa Ganzi "Hooked on Polo" in the Summer 2012 edition of Hurlingham magazine.