2011: Signed with the Atlanta Beat for the 2011 WPS season, playing 800 minutes in 10 games while starting eight … Scored two goals for the Beat … 2010: Signed with her home state and WPS champion Sky Blue FC during the offseason … Played in just five games for Sky Blue in 2010 after suffering a broken ankle early in the season … Was out almost the entire season but returned to play the last two matches and logged just 200 minutes of action in the second season of WPS … 2009: Allocated to the Chicago Red Stars for the inaugural WPS season in 2009 … Played in 16 games for the Red Stars, starting 14, and scored two goals with one assist.
US Women’s National Team
2012: Played in all 32 matches for the USA, one of just three players to do so, while starting 27 … Scored both goals in the USA’s 2-1 victory against Japan … Became the only player (male or female) in the history of the Olympics to score game-winning goals in two consecutive Olympic gold medal games … Her 15 goals were a career high for a calendar year and made her the third-leading scorer on the U.S. team … Registered her first career hat trick in a 3-0 victory against Mexico during Olympic qualifying to seal first place in the group for the USA … Started all five games of the Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver, scoring six goals (tied for tops on the team) with one assist … On the short list for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year … 2011: Tied for the team lead in games played with 19, starting them all, and led the USA in minutes played with 1,654 … Played all but 16 minutes of the Women’s World Cup in Germany, scoring one goal with one assist … The first World Cup goal of her career came against Colombia ... Tied for second on the team in scoring with six goals and three assists on the year … 2010: Suffered a broken ankle early in the WPS season but still played in 15 matches for the USA, starting 14 … Scored three goals with five assists and earned her 100th career cap in the final game of the year against Italy during the second leg of the FIFA Women’s World Cup … 2009: Played in six games for the USA, starting five … 2008: Named the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year … Was a fixture in the midfield for the USA, starting all 35 games in which she played, tying for the team lead in matches started during the year … Scored two huge goals during the Olympics, bagging the winner in the crucial 1-0 victory against Japan in group play and then scored one of the most important goals in U.S. history in the Olympic gold medal game ... Netted the game-winner in the overtime victory against Brazil … Scored against Canada in the championship game of Olympic qualifying on a dramatic free kick in overtime … 2007: After scoring once in her first 24 matches, scored four goals – one in each game – at the 2007 Algarve Cup, earning tournament top scorer and MVP honors … Registered first two-goal game in a 6-1 win against New Zealand on Aug. 12 … 2006: Earned her first two career starts at the Algarve Cup, gaining a place in the starting 11 against Denmark and in the championship game against Germany … 2005: Earned first two caps in, playing against Ukraine and Mexico, a game in which she broke her wrist … 2004: Trained with the U.S. team during the Olympic Residency Training Camp … First Appearance: July 10, 2005, vs. Ukraine ... First Goal: Oct. 1, 2006, vs. Chinese Taipei
Lloyd attended Rutgers University ... 2004: Started 18 of the 20 games she played at Rutgers and was named the Big East Midfielder of the Year … Became the first Scarlet Knight to earn First-Team All-Big East honors four times … Ended senior season with 10 goals and one assist to finish career as Rutgers’ all-time leader in points (117) and goals (50) … A three-time NSCAA All-American who was also a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy … Also ranks first in career shots at Rutgers … 2003: Started 20 matches and collected 13 goals and two assists for 28 points ... Was an NSCAA Third-Team All-American … Was named a Big East Academic All-Star … 2002: Played in all 20 matches and had 12 goals and seven assists for 31 points to lead the Knights ... Was a finalist for the Hermann Trophy … 2001: Started every match for the Knights ... Was named an NSCAA Third-Team All-American ... Named to the All-Freshman Team by Soccer America ... Named the Big East Rookie of the Year, the first RU player to earn the honor ... Led the team with 15 goals and 37 points
Full name is Carli Anne Lloyd … Earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies at Rutgers University … In 2013, she was named to the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni … She was on the list of Bleacher Report Top 100 Athletes of 2012 … Also a 2012 Glamour Women of the Year … Loves to shop especially online shopping while on WNT trips … Favorite soccer players are Iniesta, Xavi, Lionel Messi and Steven Gerrard, and her favorite club team is Barcelona … Lists biggest influence on her soccer career as personal trainer and mentor James Galanis … Is addicted to her Burt’s Bees lip balm … Had a flavor named after her at a local ice cream shop: “Carli’s Cake Batter Cookie Dough Kick” … Won the 2008 Native Son Award from the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association, only the second woman to earn the award since it was first awarded in 1991 … Still resides in New Jersey is a proud Jersey Girl … Is a Philadelphia sports fan … Her favorite TV shows are “Homeland,” “Game of Thrones,” “Shameless” and “Boardwalk Empire”… Official website is www.carlilloyd.com.
Nominees set for 2014 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year
by NWSL news
CHICAGO (Dec. 2, 2014) – U.S. Soccer announced the five nominees for 2014 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year. This year’s field features midfielders Lauren Holiday and Carli Lloyd and forwards Sydney Leroux, Christen Press and Abby Wambach...