Carli Lloyd will be a New Jersey Youth Soccer ambassador for the second year in a row. (Photo courtesy of NJYS)

EAST WINDSOR, N.J. — Carli Lloyd will continue her role as an ambassador for New Jersey Youth Soccer, the organization announced Thursday.

The Delran, N.J. is a two-time FIFA women’s player of the year, two-time Women’s World Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist and former Olympic Development Program standout.

“It was an honor to hold this position for NJ Youth Soccer and demonstrate my love for the youth game,” Lloyd said in a statement. “While the COVID-19 pandemic limited our ability to connect on the field and in person last season, we are looking forward to the future and finding more opportunities to engage with the NJ Youth Soccer membership.”

In her first year as the NJYS Ambassador, Lloyd hosted a photo opportunity for NJ Youth Soccer players attending a Sky Blue FC home game. She also provided multiple virtual appearances showing her support for the ODP and the Annual General Meeting. She also filmed a special message for one of her NJ Youth Soccer fans, a young girl who was hospitalized for several weeks while being treated for an illness.

“Carli continues to be the consummate professional and leads by example,” NJYS executive director Evan Dabby said in a statement. “We anticipated leveraging the Sky Blue FC home games as opportunities to engage with our membership. While that was not possible, Carli continued to find new ways to show her support, and we look forward to growing this connection and support from one of the all-time great soccer players and individuals of character from New Jersey.”

Lloyd playing her college soccer at Rutgers University. She made her debut for the U.S. women’s national team in 2005, and she has accumulated 123 goals and 58 assists in 294 international appearances.