Newly crowned East Coast Open champion, Hilario Ulloa, was recently promoted from 9 goals to 10 goals by the USPA National Handicap Committee for the upcoming 2017 USA Season. Based on his overall performance with Villa del Lago and White Birch, the committee came to the conclusion that visually, Ulloa’s polo ability, both offensively and defensively, warranted the highest handicap rating available in the sport. Statistically, does Ulloa perform at a level currently held by only eight other players?
Are winning throw-ins critical to being a successful team in high goal polo? The consensus among many is that the team who wins more throw-ins has an advantage throughout the game due to the extra possessions it creates. But does that necessarily lead to more wins?