| Sports

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Gateway grad earns accolades with Hobart football team

College Football Videos

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Photo courtesy of Hobart College athletics
Nolan Toran
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Hobart (N.Y.) College junior linebacker Nolan Toran, a Gateway graduate, earned Liberty League Defensive Performer of the Week following the team's 34-21 victory over Utica College on Sept. 21.

He was responsible for all three Hobart takeaways against the previously unbeaten Pioneers.

Toran intercepted Utica's first pass of the game and returned it 21 yards. He also forced and recovered a fumble that led to Hobart's second TD.

He forced another fumble on Utica's first drive of the second half and finished the game with five solo tackles.

The performance also earned him Division III Northwest Defensive Player of the Week and a spot on's Team of the Week.

Hobart defeated the Merchant Marine Academy on Saturday to improve to 3-0 on the season, and it remained No. 5 in the American Football Coaches Association poll and No. 7 in the top 25.

Hobart hosts Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday at noon.

Michael Love is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412- 388-5825 or at

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.




Show commenting policy

Most-Read District

  1. District Game of the Week: Assumption at Slippery Rock
  2. On campus: Williams, Dukes gearing up for NCAA football playoffs
  3. Alle-Kiski Campus Clippings: Huska takes double honor from PSAC
  4. Buleca off to strong start in 2nd season with Point Park women’s basketball team
  5. District college roundup: Slippery Rock wins 1st NCAA playoff game since 1998
  6. W&J’s Toohey named PAC women’s soccer player of year
  7. Sports injury discussion set for Cal U
  8. Duquesne women’s soccer team to face WVU in NCAAs
  9. Campus clippings: Kiski Area grad Frye top PAC punter at Bethany
  10. NCAA Tournament women’s soccer roundup: Penn State, WVU win 2nd-round games
  11. Cal U women have ‘banner’ weekend