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#33 Candace Nicholson
Position: Libero
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Long Beach Wilson
Experience: High School
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Career Stats Career Stats

As a Senior (2013): Played in 116 of the team’s 118 sets on the season, while appearing in each of the 34 matches…Will go down as one of the best libero’s in school history after shattering just about every dig record in the school record book…Closed out the season with 512 digs on the season – the only player in school history to ever record 500 digs in a season…Finished her career with 1,642 digs – over 300 more than Terry Lauchner’s previous Arizona career record of 1,297…Recorded a career-high 36 digs, just one shy of the school record for most digs in a match in the team’s victory over rival ASU in the regular season finale…For her efforts in the match, Nicholson was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, the first such award by a Wildcat since the award was created back in 2011…In addition to her 512 digs on the season, she also accumulated 98 assists, nine service aces and a kill…Recording double-figure digs in 28 of the team’s 34 matches on the season, including six matches of 20 or more digs…Was named to the Wildcat Classic All-Tournament Team on Sept. 21.  

As a Junior (2012): Played 28 of the team's 31 matches after missing some action due to sickness...Has already totaled 1,130 digs for her career, which ranks as the eighth most in school history... Will have a chance to become the school's all-time leader in career digs...Led the team with 354 digs to go along with 58 assists and 15 service aces...Her 3.58 digs per set ranked ninth in the Pac-12...Had 21 matches with double-figure digs...Was named tournament MVP at the Arizona Desert Classic...Recorded a season-high 23 digs against Washington (9/22)...Had 21 digs in a victory over Arizona State (9/18)...Dished out a season-high six assists in a victory at Utah (10/12)...Recorded double-figure digs in 21 of her first 23 matches on the season.

As a Sophomore (2011): Played in 31 matches and led the team in digs with 406...Had digs in the double-digits in 17 of the last 19 matches...Contributed 10 digs in the NCAA Tournament first round versus Michigan State (12/2)...Tallied 20 digs at Arizona State (11/26)...Recorded 16 digs and two aces versus Arizona State (11/22)...Registered four digs versus No. 1 USC (11/19)...Contributed 10 digs and three assists in Arizona's sweep of No. 2 UCLA (11/18)...Had 21 digs and one ace versus Colorado (11/12)...Posted 16 digs versus Utah (11/11)...Added eight digs versus No. 20 Oregon (11/6)...Had three assists, one ace and 10 digs in the Wildcats' win over Oregon State (11/4)...Contributed 22 digs at No. 10 Washington (10/30)...Tallied 19 digs and two aces at Washington State (10/28)...Recorded 10 digs and five assists versus No. 2 California (10/22)...Had a team-high 17 digs versus No. 5 Stanford (10/21)...Posted two aces and game-high 23 digs at Utah (10/15)...Added 14 digs at Colorado (10/14)...Registered a season-high 24 digs and added three aces in the Wildcats' upset of No. 2 UCLA (10/8)...Contributed 15 digs versus No. 5 USC (10/7)...Has recorded double-digit digs in seven of the 14 matches...Posted 11 digs at No. 6 Stanford (10/2)...Recorded 13 digs at No. 4 California (9/30)...Added a team-high nine digs in Arizona's win over Washington State (9/25)...Had a team-high 17 digs versus No. 4 Washington (9/23)...Tallied a season-high 19 digs and team-high three aces at Oregon State (9/17)...Contributed eight digs in the Wildcats' conference-opener at Oregon (9/16)...Recorded five assists and 12 digs vs. Eastern Washington (9/3)...Had two assists and 14 digs vs. Cal State Fullerton (9/2)...Registered seven assists, two aces and nine digs (9/2)...Added eight digs vs. No. 10 Hawaii in the tournament (8/28)... Contributed a team-high 20 digs in the Wildcats' victory over San Francisco in the tournament (8/27)...Recorded seven digs in Arizona's season-opener vs. Wichita State in the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational (8/26).

As a Freshman (2010):Participated in 114 sets as a freshman...Recorded a team-high 71 assists and 353 digs. Season: Posted 17 digs in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (12/03)...Registered 19 digs and five assists versus California (11/26)...Had 12 digs and four assists versus Stanford (11/24)...Contributed 13 digs and three assists in Arizona's defeat of Washington (11/20)...Tallied 12 digs and four assists versus Washington State (11/19)...Recorded 13 digs and four assists versus UCLA (11/13)...Posted 11 digs versus USC (11/12)...Registered 14 digs and four assists versus Oregon State (11/06)...Had nine digs versus Oregon (11/05)...Contributed 20 digs and eight assists in the Wildcats' defeat of Arizona State (10/29)...Added eight digs versus Washington State (10/23)...Tallied 20 digs versus Washington (10/22)...Recorded 16 digs and four assists versus USC (10/16)...Posted 19 digs and four assists versus UCLA (10/15)...Registered 19 digs and four assists versus Oregon State (10/08)...Had a team-high 14 digs versus New Mexico State (10/03)...Contributed 18 digs versus Arizona State (10/01)...Added nine digs and three assists versus Stanford (09/26)...Tallied 12 digs versus California (09/24)...Recorded six digs versus Pepperdine (09/17)...Posted 11 digs versus NAU (09/11)...Registered six digs versus CSU Bakersfield (09/04)...Had eight digs versus Louisville (09/03)...Contributed 10 digs in her Arizona debut versus Cal Poly (08/27).

High School: Prepped at Long Beach Wilson High School...Earned four letters playing for coach Susan Pescar...Was a First-Team All-Moore League selection her junior and senior seasons...A Dream Tream honorable mention choice and defensive MVP in 2008 and 2009...Also earned three letters playing on Wilson's soccer team...Honor role student and part of distinguished scholars list...Led Wilson to Moore League titles in '06, '08 and '09.

Club: Played for Mizuno Long Beach under coach JP Calderon...Earned 16-open and 17-open silver and gold medals, respectively at the Junior Olympics...Regional champions in '06, '07 and '08.

Personal: Has two older brothers and three older sisters...Majoring in Business at UA...Aspires to be a sports agent because she loves all sports...Enjoys going to the beach, wakeboarding and hanging out with friends.

Why I chose Arizona: I wanted to come here for the volleyball program.

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