April 27, 2004
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Jay Alberts, only the fifth player in Ivy League history to be named first team All-Ivy four times, has signed with the Minnesota Thunder of the A-League and played all 90 minutes at midfield in the Thunder's season-opening 2-0 victory over Calgary on Sunday.
Alberts, who was drafted by the Kansas City Wizards in the fourth round of the 2004 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 16, finished his career at Yale second in career assists with 22 and fifth in points with 62. As a senior this fall, he tied for the team lead in goals with five and was second in points with 11. In 2002, Alberts led the Ivy League in assists, tied for ninth in points and earned second team All-New England honors. In addition, he was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player of the Brown Tournament. Alberts missed all of the 2001 season due to mononucleosis. As a freshman, he was the first Yale player to be named Ivy League Rookie of the Year. His 21 overall points were the most ever scored by a freshman in Yale history.
The Thunder's next game is May 7 at Vancouver.