WAYNE, N.J. – William Paterson football has announced its team captains for the 2020 season.
Nasir Adams (Newark, N.J./Hudson Catholic):
Adams started all 10 games at defensive tackle for the Pioneers in 2019, tallying 34 stops (21 solo, 9.0 TFL) and 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
William Frese (Waldwick, N.J./Waldwick):
A member of the NJAC First Team in 2019, Frese started all 10 games at tight end, catching 20 passes for 230 yards and a team-high three touchdowns.
Sean Maldonato (Haskell, N.J./Lakeland Regional):
In 10 starts at linebacker last season, Maldonato totaled 52 tackles (29 solo, 2.5 TFL) and two fumble recoveries.
Jared Salgado (Parsippany, N.J./Parsippany Hills):
Salgado started all five of his appearances at linebacker for WP in 2019, contributing 31 stops (17 solo), two pass breakups and a forced fumble.
Richie Squeo (Keansburg, N.J./Keansburg):
A two-time all-conference performer, Squeo has started all 24 of his appearances along the offensive line, including 10 at center in 2019.
The Pioneers open the 2020 season at Western Connecticut State on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 6:00 p.m.