Carli Lloyd plays for Sky Blue FC and the U.S. women’s national team. (Jeffrey Auger Photo)
U.S. women’s national team and Sky Blue FC captain Carli Lloyd will be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame Sunday.
The enshrinement ceremony will be held at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, N.J.
“When I looked at the people who have been inducted in the New Jersey Hall of Fame, I felt an enormous amount of pride in being amongst this year’s inductees,” Lloyd said. “I am proud of being a New Jersey native, and receiving this award is an honor I will never forget.”
Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the New Jersey Hall of Fame as Lloyd will be joined by 16 additional inductees.
“The NJHOF 10th anniversary induction ceremony is shaping up to be our most exciting ceremony yet,” New Jersey Hall of Fame president Steve Edwards said. “We look forward to honoring 17 more distinguished New Jerseyans who have reached the pinnacle of their respective fields.”
Lloyd grew up in Delran, N.J., and played her college soccer at Rutgers University. She made her debut for the national team in 2005. She has eclipsed 250 international caps and 100 international goals.
She scored the game-winning goal in the gold medal match of the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. She also was responsible for one of the most phenomenal performances in Women’s World Cup history when she registered a hat-trick in the opening 16 minutes of the 2015 final against Japan. She finished the competition with six goals and received the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament.
Lloyd capped off 2015 by being voted the Women’s World Player of the Year, again winning FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year accolades in 2016.