Mike Sprouse '92

Mike Sprouse was one of the premier tennis players not only at Fairfield Prep but nationally as well. He was so dominant as a singles player that he was undefeated in all four regular seasons for Prep. In fact, Sprouse did not lose a set from the quarterfinals of the state tournament as a freshman until the state final as a senior, a span of more than three years. 

He won three consecutive CIAC Class LL singles championships from 1990-92 and was awarded All-America status those same three seasons. In addition, he was the top-ranked doubles player in the country at age 17.

Sprouse received a scholarship to Notre Dame and captained the tennis team in his senior season (1996). He helped lead the school to its first Big East tennis championship that same year, climbed as high as 28th in the national singles rankings and played No. 1 in both singles and doubles for Notre Dame.

He later turned professional and was a ranked singles player on the ATP Tour.

MIke Sprouse '92 Acceptance Speech