Alberts, who will serve as a volunteer assistant coach in 2012, is one of the most decorated players in Yale Soccer history. He was one of only five players in Ivy League history to be named first team All-Ivy four times and finished his career at Yale second in career assists with 22 and fifth in points with 62. He became the first Yale player to be named Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 1999 after finishing with 21 points, the most ever by a Yale freshman.
Alberts was chosen in the fourth round of 2004 Major League Soccer draft by the Kansas City Wizards. He spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons with the A-League Minnesota Thunder and also played with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the A-League.
“Jay was an all-time great player in the Ivy League and one of the most relentless competitors ever to wear Yale blue,” Tompkins said. “His experiences at Yale and in the professional game provides a great mentor and example for our players on and off the soccer field.”