Nathan Castillo
Nathan  Castillo

Newport Beach, Calif.

High School:
Newport Harbor HS

Last College:
Golden West College

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 259




No. 8 Waves Travel to No. 2 USC for MPSF Competition

Waves are led by Andrew Milcovich with 38 goals so far on the season.


No. 6 Waves Return to Malibu for Two Key MPSF Tilts

Waves play host to Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara over the weekend.


No. 6 Waves Water Polo Wins Two at the Santa Clara Rodeo Tournament

A 20-2 win over Harvard and a 16-7 victory over Bucknell capped off the Waves' weekend in the Bay Area.


No. 6 Water Polo Set for Northern California Road Trip

Waves will take on No. 4 California in Berkeley in an MPSF match on Friday


No. 8 Pepperdine Water Polo Slated for Two MPSF Contests

The Waves' home opener is set for Sunday at 1 p.m. against No. 6 Pacific.


Pepperdine Water Polo (Jeff Golden Photography)

Photos snapped by Jeff Golden during Pepperdine's season home finale vs. Cal.


Pepperdine Water Polo (Bob Krystofik Photography)

Photos taken by Bob Krystofik during Pepperdine's games at Long Beach and vs. Cal at home.


Pepperdine Water Polo (Zac Prange Photography)

Photographs from Pepperdine's home game vs. Loyola Marymount on Sept. 11.


Pepperdine Water Polo (Bill Farnan Photography)

Photos taken by Bill Farnan during Pepperdine's home game vs. No. 3 UC Irvine on October 9.


Pepperdine Water Polo (Bill Farnan Photography)

Photos taken by Bill Farnan during Pepperdine's games vs. Long Beach and Redlands at the 2010 SoCal Tournament.

CAREER: Scored in double digits in both of his seasons with the Waves ... Netted a total of 52 goals in his two seasons with the Waves ... Finished with 38 assists and 20 steals.

2011/SENIOR: Tallied 27 goals in 20 games, good for third-best on the team ... Also added nine assists and 11 steals ... Twice scored a career-high five goals in a game ... Missed final six games of the season due to injury.

2010/JUNIOR: Netted 25 goals in 25 games in his first season as a Wave ... Also chipped in 29 assists and nine steals ... Recorded a season high four goals in 11-10 loss at UC Santa Barbara ... Had a three-goal game (on five shots) in 8-7 win over Loyola Marymount at the NorCal Tournament ... Posted three more goals with two assists in 9-8 victory at Long Beach State, helping the Waves clinch its spot in the MPSF Championships ... Credited with a goal and assist during Pepperdine's 7-5 victory at UC Davis.

2008-2009/FRESHMAN & SOPHOMORE: Attended Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Calif. from 2008 to 2010 ... Served as the team's two-meter left wing for head coach Scott Taylor and helped lead the school to consecutive state championships in 2008 and 2009 ... Received several MVP awards (Orange Empire Conference, Southern California, California State) following his sophomore year and was named Male Athlete of November for all California Community Colleges ... Voted to the all-conference and Southern California teams following his freshman year and made the all-state team's honorable mention list ... Scored seven goals against rival West Valley during the 2009-10 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2008 from Newport Harbor High School ... Played water polo for one season as a freshman left winger for head coach Jason Lynch ... Scored 60 goals, was named Co-MVP, and tabbed to both the All-Sea View League second team and All-CIF first team ... Lettered in football and track and field and made the All-Sunset League football first team as a senior and its second team following his junior year.

YOUTH NATIONAL: Member of the Youth National Team from 2002 to 2004 .. Won the Pan-Am games with his team in Mexico City ... Also played in Herceg Novi, Montenegro.

CLUB: Played at the club level for both the Newport Water Polo Federation and Golden West Water Polo.

PERSONAL: Given name is Nathan Phillip Castillo ... Born and raised in Newport Beach, Calif. ... Political Science major ... Career goals include graduating, winning a NCAA Championship and playing water polo overseas ... Son of Phillip and former Pepperdine Volleyball player Julie Evans Castillo ... Brother to Luke, Claire, Jenna, Leah and Peter ... Chose to attend Pepperdine for the location, education and great camaraderie.

FAVORITES: John Wooden (sports hero) ... Michael Jordan (pro athlete) ... F.C. Barcelona (pro sports teams) ... Bible (favorite book) ... Harry Potter 7 (movie) ... Tosh.0, ESPN, Entourage, Mad Men (TV shows) ... The Doors, Led Zeppelin (musical artists) ... Sushi, steak and fajitas (food) ... Football, Soccer, Surfing (sports other than water polo) ... Bodysurfs "The Wedge" in Newport Beach ... Hobbies include fishing, diving, hanging out with friends and watching sports.

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