Lloyd Joins Esteemed Roster of Inductees in 2018 Hall of Fame Class
Current U.S. Women’s National Team and Sky Blue FC captain Carli Lloyd will officially be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame this Sunday, with an enshrinement ceremony set to occur 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 of the honor. “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 this annual celebration by the New Jersey Hall of Fame, where Lloyd will be joined by 16 additional inductees. Tickets for the gala have already sold out, but select sponsorship opportunities still remain. Complete information about the event can be found online at the New Jersey Hall of Fame website.
“The NJHOF 10th anniversary induction ceremony is shaping up to be our most exciting ceremony yet,” said Steve Edwards, New Jersey Hall of Fame president. “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 U.S. Women’s National Team in 2005, and she has now eclipsed 250 international caps and 100 international goals. Historically, Lloyd has been known to rise tallest on the grandest of stages, scoring the game-winning goal in the Gold Medal Match of both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. She was also responsible for one of the most phenomenal performances in FIFA 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, which was the first FIFA Women’s World Cup championship for the U.S. WNT since 1999. She capped off 2015 by being voted the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year, again winning FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year accolades in 2016. She was also voted the runner-up to the award in 2017.
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