Congratulations to PAW for your excellent article, “Polo Returns to Princeton.” I thought that it might be worth highlighting the glorious 1924 Princeton polo team, which won both the Eastern and the National Intercollegiate Polo championships and is described in Horace A. Laffaye’s Polo in the United States: A History. The team, which was national runner-up the previous year, consisted of Princeton seniors and was coached by Capt. J.W. Andrews. Facing the heavily favored University of Arizona, Princeton handily swept the first two games, locking up the National Intercollegiate Trophy.
Left to right in the team photo above are David Holbrook, Charles Newbold, William H. Jackson (captain), and Thomas Bancroft. Full disclosure: William H. Jackson, who died in 1971, had two sons at Princeton, William H. Jackson ’54 and me.