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Donald G. Albertson

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1991


United States Naval Academy

"Bruno" Albertson was a graceful and agile attackman at the United States Naval Academy. He earned first team All-American honors in 1924, 1925 and 1926, and third-team All-American honors in 1923. In 1926, Albertson had the honor of being selected captain of the Navy lacrosse team.

While at the Naval Academy, Albertson also lettered in football in 1924 and 1925. Admired by his fellow midshipmen, Albertson was chosen by his peers to be class president of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1926.

After graduation, Albertson continued his commitment to the sport of lacrosse as a player with the Montclair Lacrosse Club. He also spent some time as a lacrosse official in New York.

During World War II, Albertson worked in various capacities, from a training officer of a shipyard which grew from 4,000 to 20,000, to a commanding officer of seven Navy maintenance schools. Eventually he was assigned to duty on what he referred to as "his dream ship," the USS North Carolina. Decorated with five ribbons during World War II, Albertson passed away in 1986.