The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.
Bence Valics made the team for the second time.
Marko Madaras' hat trick not enough as Waves fall in season finale.
Waves take on two top-five opponents in the Bay Area.
Nicholas Candau records fourth-quarter hat trick for Pepperdine.
Photos of the Waves' game against the #1 Tigers at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool.
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.