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Player Profiles Team. He enjoys playing with family, friends, and high-goal Argentine players on his private fields in Ipswich and in Wellington, Florida. Founder of Project Software Inc., Bob's Pony Express teams appear regularly in USPA events on the East coast. (0 goals) Francisco Eddy Argentina native Francisco spent summer holidays from school flyfishing in San Martin de los Andes, where he met Chuck Elmes of Blue Sky Polo Club, a meet- ing that would lead to a job playing polo in the U.S. In addition to Myopia, where he plays with Rick Salter, Francisco has played in Pennsylvania and Florida. (4 goals) Whitney Ellis At the University of Colorado at Boulder, Whitney spent much of his extracurricular time camping, fishing, and backcountry skiing. Since graduating in May 2009, he has reconnected to the horse world with a wholehearted pursuit of the sport of polo. After playing the summer season at Myopia, and the fall in Aiken, S.C., Whitney travels to Argentina, where he spends the sea- son riding and playing competitive polo near Buenos Aires, based out of the Wulff family compound in Escobar. (1 Goal) Michael Fawcett Michael began playing polo at Myopia with initial encour- agement from Don Little in the early '70s. His team, Cold Comfort Farm, competed in all the tourna- ments hosted at Myopia, winning the 20 Goal East Coast Open on two occasions. Michael has also competed in Palm Beach, Greenwich, Saratoga, and Argentina, and has won the National 20 Goal Monty Waterbury, the Barrantes Cup, and the Saratoga Cup. Michael was the Captain of Polo at Myopia until 2000, when he retired from active competition. 20 Myopia polo 2011 Greg Frizzell Greg started playing polo while at Colorado State Uni- versity. For many years after graduating he played polo at and managed the Downeast Polo Club in Portland, Maine. Greg has also worked as manager of the Maryland Polo Club. Greg now enjoys polo as a hobby and owns a broadcast company. Greg has a wife and two children who all ride and enjoy horses. Jonathan Graham Starting polo in Myopia's junior program, Jon has played on his father Lyle's Wintercreek team, captained the Colorado State University team and played profession- ally in Aspen and throughout the east coast. One of the biggest hitters at Myopia, Jon is always a threat to score from the middle of the game. Jon's hobbies include backcoun- try skiing, wood carving, auto racing, and spending time out on the water. (3 goals) Lyle Graham A former Myopia captain, Lyle played competitively at a 5-goal USPA handicap. An ac- tive player for the last 35 years (28 seasons at Myopia) on the family Win- ter Creek Team, he most enjoyed compet- ing with his son, Jonathan, who continues to play at Myopia at 3 goals.Having taken a sabbatical from horses and polo, Lyle focuses on family activities, farm projects, boating, and motorcycling with friends. He lives in Rowley with his wife, Donna, and sons, Jonathan and Ian. Jacek "Yaz" K. Grotnik Yaz started playing polo after a Sunday visit to Gibney Field at Myopia Polo 20 years ago. Since that time Yaz has played in New England, Florida, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Arizona, and the Dominican Republic. Yaz has played in various low- to medium-goal tourna- ments up to the 14-goal level. He lives at Husaria Farm in Ipswich and is a patron of Myopia Polo and the Husaria and Ipswich Polo teams. (Handicap/rating: outdoor, 1; indoor, 1; umpire, C) Jim Jones Rated as a 1-goal player, Jim is also the "voice of Myopia," announcing Sunday games and awards ceremonies. Jim has brought in many corporate sponsors, such as Tiffany & Co. and Cartier, as well as charities Save the Children and local Wind Rush Farms for fundraisers. Other activi- ties included a stint on the U.S. Develop- ment Ski Team and U.S. Pro Ski Tours. Off the field, Jim cherishes time with his daughter, Jaime, and wife, Jill. Philip Lake One of Myopia's top home- grown players, Philip began with arena polo at age 11. Af- ter college, he played profes- sionally, including wins with Team Mich- elob in the Gold Cup, International Open and World Cup. Before law school, Philip managed the Maryland Polo Club. He practices law in Beverly and hopes to play this season. (4T) Donald "Doo" Little, Jr. Donald "Doo" Little, Jr. has competed on three continents at the highest levels of the sport. He played on the Uni- versity of Virginia polo team and has served on the Board of Governors for the U.S. Polo Association. Little currently serves as the President of Centennial Farms, one of the most prominent thoroughbred racing stables in North America. (T2)