Football program announces 2016 captains
Football head coach Kevin Gilmartin has announced his captains for 2016: Brandan Basil ’16, Noah Drake ’16, Joey Farrar ’16, Ethan Gambale ’16 and Sam Pascale ’16.
“These are five players that are such great leaders on and off the field that we are giving the title of captain to them this year,” Gilmartin said. “They have been leaders of the Salve football program from the moment they set foot on campus. I am excited to see what the future brings under their leadership.”
In 2015, Basil completed 180 passes for 2,536 yards and 32 touchdowns with nine interceptions. His 253.6 passing yards per game is best all-time for any Seahawk quarterback and was tops in the New England Football Conference. Basil also produced the first 400-yard passing performance for a Seahawks quarterback in Salve Regina’s 42-39 victory in the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s Clayton Chapman Bowl.
Drake, who was named the NEFC offensive lineman of the year, helped to anchor a line that only allowed eight sacks all season while averaging 206.7 yards per game on the ground and scoring 36.7 points per game.
Farrar ranked third on the Seahawks in tackles and led all defensive backs on the team with 45 tackles, 27 solo and 18 assisted. He had four interceptions, tops for any Salve Regina defensive player, and also broke up five passes.
Gambale was second on the Seahawks in tackles with 79 total (51 solo and 28 assisted). He also registered 5.5 sacks for a loss of 39 yards and 12 tackles for a loss of 65 yards, the most on the Seahawks.
Pascale set a new single-season record for Salve Regina with 1,482 rushing yards and became just the sixth player in school history to eclipse 2,000 career rushing yards. His 148.2 rushing yards per game rank first all-time in program history for a single season.
The Seahawks open their 2016 campaign on the road versus Worcester State University on Friday, Sept. 2.