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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hopkins' Paige heading to Stanford

Hopkins' tennis player Nolan Paige will continue his stellar career next year at Stanford University.
Paige, 17, orally committed to the Pac-12 school earlier this month over such prestigious schools like North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest, Ohio State, Harvard, Yale and Michigan, all of whom offered partial scholarships, according to Paige, except for Harvard and Yale, which do not offer scholarships.
Paige said he will sign a national letter of intent in November.
"Coach (John) Whitlinger talked to me a lot, more than any other coach," Paige said. "He wants to try to win a national championship and said I can be a big part of it. And I love the California weather."
Paige said he applied to Stanford in July and found out at the end of August that he had been accepted.
The Register's reigning three-time Area MVP, Paige, a Fairfield resident, won his second consecutive USTA New England Sectional 18-under singles title in June over Dan Hirschberg, the reigning Class LL and State Open champion from the CIAC schools.
Paige finished 12-0 in singles at Hopkins, helping the Hilltoppers win the New England Prep School B championship for the second straight year. He is 35-1 in three years at Hopkins.


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