WELLINGTON THE MAGAZINE – January 2022

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PHOTO BY ALEX PACHECO

LUCAS DIAZ ALBERDI

Lucas Diaz Alberdi, one of the many Argentine players who winter in Wellington, is currently rated as a 6-goaler. He follows in the footsteps of his father, Alejandro “Piki” Diaz Alberdi. The younger Diaz Alberdi won the Joe Barry Memorial Cup and the Ylvisaker Cup with Dutta Corp in 2019. He won the Joe Barry Memorial Cup again with Palm Beach Equine in 2020. He began the 2021 season playing on Beverly Polo alongside Bill Ballhaus, Hilario Figueras and Tolito Ocampo. Working tirelessly in the middle of the game, Diaz Alberdi was a key figure for the offense, which made it to the final of the Joe Barry Memorial Cup and won the Ylvisaker Cup. Diaz Alberdi played in the 2021 Gauntlet of Polo series on Aspen/Dutta Corp with Timmy Dutta, Gringo Colombres and Stewart Armstrong. This past fall, he made it to the final of the East Coast Open in Connecticut with Palm Beach Equine. wellington the magazine | january 2022

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