Sky Blue’s Lloyd Inducted Into NJ Hall of Fame

Carli Lloyd, Sky Blue FC
Carli Lloyd. Photo by Jeffrey Auger.

Carli Lloyd has been a World Champion and an Olympic Champion. Now, she is also a Hall of Famer as the New Jersey native was recently inducted into the Garden State’s Hall of Fame.

The enshrinement ceremony was held at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, N.J.

Lloyd, who plays professionally with Sky Blue FC in the National Women’s Soccer League, returned to her home state this season after three seasons with the Houston Dash.

“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,” said Lloyd. “I am proud of being a New Jersey native, and receiving this award is an honor I will never forget.”

Lloyd was among 17 honorees in the 10th annual induction ceremony, which included Steven Van Zandt, The Four Seasons, Debbie Harry, Al Leiter, astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly and Steve Forbes.

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. She was a member of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Gold Medal teams and received the Golden Ball in the 2015 World Cup following the U.S. win. She was also named FIFA Women’s Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016.