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Nicholas Candau
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Nicholas Candau

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Danville, Calif.

High School:
San Ramon Valley HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 213

Position:
C

Experience:
1V

01/17/2014

Four Waves Earn MPSF All-Academic Water Polo Honors

Bence Valics made the team for the second time.

11/24/2013

UC Irvine drops Pepperdine 13-10

Marko Madaras' hat trick not enough as Waves fall in season finale.

10/21/2013

Pepperdine Continues MPSF Play at California and Stanford

Waves take on two top-five opponents in the Bay Area.

10/20/2013

Waves Down Air Force 12-7 Sunday in Non-Conference Play

Nicholas Candau records fourth-quarter hat trick for Pepperdine.

04/03/2013

Pepperdine Celebrates Student-Athletes at Annual Honors Banquet

Jennifer Karson given standing ovation upon receiving the Maurice Hilliard Award.

11/08/2013

Men's Water Polo vs. Pacific (11/8/13)

Photos of the Waves' game against the #1 Tigers at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool.

PEPPERDINE 2013: Earned MPSF All-Academic honors ... In his redshirt freshman season as a Wave, appeared in all 22 matches and contributed nine goals ... Scored a career-high three goals in a non-conference victory over the Air Force Academy (10/20) ... Notched two goals in the season finale against UC Irvine (11/24) ... Also added a goal against #1 Pacific (11/8) ... A Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

PEPPERDINE 2012: Redshirted his first year ... A Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from San Ramon Valley High School, located in Danville, Calif., in 2012 ... Earned four varsity letters under the guidance of head coach Corey Dolley ... Enjoyed strong senior campaign for the Wolves, with 83 goals, 57 steals en route to All-American and All-East Bay Athletic League first team honors ... Captured three Athlete of the Month accolades and helped SRV to three league titles ... A strong student, captured four scholar-athlete awards, principal's honor roll and CSF achievement ... Also played volleyball.

CLUB: Spent six seasons playing for the 680 Drivers (10-15) ... Team captured fourth place at the 2007 Speedo Cup.

PERSONAL: Born in Walnut Creek, Calif. ... Son of Brad and Linda Candau ... Brother to Matthew and Michael Candau ... His brother Matthew played rugby for Roehampton University in England ... Majoring in pre-international business ... Chose Pepperdine for its Christian values and its academic excellence.

FAVORITES: Laird Hamilton (pro athlete); San Diego Chargers (pro team); Seal Team Six (book); Gladiator (movie); Top Gear (TV show); Soldiers of Jah Army (band); steak (food); hockey (sports other than water polo) ... Lists winning the NCS Semifinals at San Ramon Valley High School as his favorite athletic highlight ... Enjoys going to the beach, surfing and playing beach volleyball in his free time.

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