Summer League (2005): Made 41 starts for the Central Illinois Collegiate League Champion Quincy Gems...hit .268 for and helped the team to a 32-17 record.
(2005): Red-shirt season.
As a Junior (2004): Named to the DoubleTree Diamond Classic All-Tournament Team after recording an RBI and going 2-for-3 at the plate against no. 10 Notre Dame and then had a career game against Winthrop when he went 4-for-5 at the plate with four RBI...had one other four-hit game against George Washington...finished the year with five multiple-hit and six multiple-RBI games.
Summer League (2003): Played for the Quincy Gems in the Central Illinois Collegiate League...named to the CICL Summer League All-Star Team.
As a Sophomore (2003): Attended the University of Evansville where he started 52 games in left field...held a .309 average with 58 hits and led the team with seven home runs and 40 RBI...named to the Rollins College All-Tournament Team.
Summer League (2002): Played for the Quincy Gems in the Central Illinois Collegiate League.
As a Freshman (2002): Led all Missouri Valley Conference freshmen with a .312 average at the University of Evansville...started 55 games in left field...second on the team with four triples and posted nine doubles, two homers, 29 RBI and led the team with 33 walks...over the last eight games of the season, he hit .438 (14-for-32).
Draft (2001): Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 20th round.
High School: A two-time MVP at Brother Rice High School...selected All Catholic League All-Conference, All-Area, Chicago Tribune Prep Player-of-the-Week, All-State Honorable Mention...junior and senior seasons he hit .420 and .441, respectively.
Personal: Social science major...son of Dominick and Anne Marie Albano...born March 2, 1983, in Oaklawn, IL...his father played collegiate baseball at Weber State and his brother, Dominick, played at Valparaiso.