Nicholas Candau records fourth-quarter hat trick for Pepperdine.
Waves return a strong group of senior leaders including Spencer Hamby and Matt DeTrane.
CAREER: Has scored six goals in his two seasons (33 games).
PEPPERDINE 2013: Appeared in 21 matches during his sophomore campaign and tallied six goals ... Had a career-high two goals in a non-conference victory over the Air Force Academy (10/20).
PEPPERDINE 2012: Appeared in 12 matches as a first-year Wave ... Recorded a pair of steals.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Damien High School in La Verne, Calif. in 2012 ... Played three years of varsity water polo for head coaches Andrew Gates and Grant Miller ... As a senior he led the team with the most steals, assists and goals en route to being named Damien Player of the Year and the MVP of the Sierra League ... Also earned CIF Division III first team honors in 2011 and All-American third team honors as he led team to a Sierra League championship and to being CIF Finalists ... As a junior in 2010 was named All-Sierra League first team, All-CIF second team and Damien Defensive Player of the Year ... Team was Sierra League champions and CIF Finalists in 2010 ... As a sophomore helped team to Sierra League title and CIF semifinals ... Also lettered in swimming, where he was named Rookie of the Year in 2010 and the team's most improved in 2011 ... Held All-American times for the 4x100 relay and 4x50 relay ... Won the 4x50 relay at the CIF meet in 2011 ... Made the school's academic honor roll for three years.
PERSONAL: Born in Upland, Calif. ... Son of Thomas and Robyn Miller ... Brother to Nichole and Deena ... Sister Nichole played soccer at San Diego State and Deena played soccer at Cal State Fullerton ... Majoring in pre-business administration ... Chose Pepperdine because "of hearing of its greatness from so many people around me. My coaches all throughout my life have attended Pepperdine and played water polo. They really inspired me to come to this university and I am glad they did."
FAVORITES: Enjoys going to the beach ... Lists his sports hero and favorite pro athlete as Tom Brady ... New England Patriots (pro sports team) ... The Hunger Games (book) ... Super Bad (movie) ... Tosh.0 (TV show) ... Pepper (musical artist) ... Mexican food (food) ... Soccer (sport other than water polo) ... Favorite things about water polo include "Its high energy and fast paced tempo. The game is so thrilling and demands so much physical and mental strength. I also enjoy the team camaraderie because it brings everyone together to achieve something great."