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Frederick Allner

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1982


Princeton University

Fred Allner played lacrosse while at Gilman School, and in his senior year in 1942, he was chosen as first team All-Maryland. He played in the Maryland Prep All-Star game for two years (1941 and 1942), and was also captain of Gilman's team that year. After graduating from high school, Fred headed to Princeton, but his route was not that predictable. In 1943, he attended Princeton for his freshman year, where he played on the varsity squad and was a third team All-American. In the same year, he played on the North team in the North/South game. 

Fred then decided that he should join the Navy, and spent his next year of college at Cornell, where he was a first team All-American. He served in 1944 and 1945 and came back to Princeton in 1947 as a junior. He played on his second North/South game that year and won his second nomination to first team All-American. In his senior year, he won first team honors for a third time. He then played in his third All-Star game. Fred has also won the coveted William C. Schmeisser Memorial Trophy for the outstanding defensive player in college twice, in 1944 at Cornell and 1947 at Princeton.

Fred graduated from Princeton with the highest athletic honors bestowed upon him. His final two years of lacrosse in 1949 and 1950 were played on the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club team. Fred Allner passed away in 2003.