- Carli Anne Lloyd married her high school sweetheart Brian Hollins in November 2016
- She earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies from Rutgers University.
- In 2017, she was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey.
- Serves as mentor and mental toughness coach for her former youth club, the Medford Strikers.
- At the start of 2016, she was honored by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association as its athlete of the year.
- Published a best-selling memoir in the fall of 2016 titled “When Nobody Was Watching”
- Was named the Women’s Sports Foundation Athlete of the Year and the March of Dimes Foundation Woman of the Year in 2015.
- In 2013, she was named to the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
- Was a 2012 Glamour Women of the Year.
- Lists biggest influence on her soccer career as personal coach/ mentor James Galavis.
- 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 (other winners include Mike Piazza, Eddie George and Rich Gannon).
- A big fan of Barcelona and Liverpool, but enjoys watching futbol games at every opportunity.
- Favorite players are Iniesta, Messi and Coutinho.
- Enjoys playing golf and getting great tips/lessons from her husband.
- Loves getting manicures and pedicures.
Unparalleled Work Ethic
While Lloyd has always been a soccer junkie – the kid who always polished her cleats, the one at the field playing for hours, she she still “had no idea what it took” to get to the next level. Post-college, Lloyd began developing the intense work ethic and commitment to fitness she’s now known for. She remembers the first time she was told to run for fifteen minutes, "I was like, 15 minutes straight? I'd get a side cramp, I'd be totally gassed. Now I go on 90 minute runs no problem. Before, I couldn't do 15 minutes." Since then, Lloyd and her career have both come a long way, and a lot of it has been because well, now she knows. "If it’s a holiday, if I am training on Christmas Day, most likely nobody else is – and that gives me the edge. If I’m supposed to run for 20 minutes and I get back and it’s only been 19:34, I’m going to jog in a circle for 26 more seconds. I’m never going to cut it short. I know what it takes now."
The WNT’s all-time leading scoring midfielder and one of the greatest overall goal scorers in U.S. history, Lloyd has scored many important goals for the USA during her career, most notably at the 2008 Olympics when she scored the game-winning in the gold medal match victory vs. Brazil, at the 2012 London Olympics when she scored twice in the 2-1 gold medal victory vs. Japan, and in the 2015 Women’s World Cup, when she scored six goals, all in the knockout round games, and a famous hat trick in the championship game. Lloyd won back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year awards in 2015 and 2016, making her only the second American and fourth female player to accomplish the feat. On April 8, 2018, she became the sixth player in U.S. history to score 100 goals.
2006: Earned her third career cap at the 2006 Four Nations Tournament. Earned the first two starts of her career at the 2006 Algarve Cup, gaining a place in the starting 11 against Denmark and in the championship game against Germany.
2005: Earned her first two caps in 2005, playing against Ukraine and Mexico, a game in which she broke her wrist.
Youth National Teams: A member of four U-21 Nordic Cup championships teams, winning titles in 2002 in Finland, in Denmark in 2003, in Iceland in 2004 and in Sweden in 2005.
On January 19, 2018, she was acquired by her home state club, Sky Blue in a three-way trade with the Chicago Red Stars and Houston Dash.
2017: Before re-joining the Houston Dash during summer, Lloyd completed a successful Spring season with Manchester City where she helped the club to a second-place finish in the league and to the Women’s FA Cup title while playing almost every minute in 13 matches: four Cup games, four in the Champions League and five in the WSL. She did not score in league play, but tallied in some huge games, scoring two goals in the Champions League, including the crucial game-winner in the first leg of the quarterfinal against Fortuna from Denmark, and in the second leg of the semifinal against Olympique Lyon from France, a 1-0 win that was not enough to overturn Lyon’s 2-1 win in the first leg. Lloyd also scored in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium (where she scored twice in the 2012 Olympic Final) in front of a record crowd of 35,271 as she helped Manchester City lift the trophy with a 4-1 victory against Birmingham City. After returning to the USA, she played 647 minutes in eight games for the Houston Dash but an ankle injury on August 14 against Kansas City sidelined her for the rest of the NWSL season.
2016: Due to injuries and WNT commitments, Lloyd played just 553 minutes in seven games for the Dash, but made the most of that time, scoring five goals with three assists.
2015: Was named to the NWSL Second XI after scoring four goals in 12 matches over 1,080 minutes for the Dash. Finished the season as the all-time leader in shots in NWSL history with 170 and fifth in shots on goal with 70 and sixth in goals with 20.
2014: Traded to the Houston Dash on Oct. 16 in exchange for midfielder Becky Edwards, defender Whitney Engen, and a third round pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft. Started all 19 games in which she played for the WNY Flash during the 2014 season. Scored eight goals and had five assists. Named to the NWSL Best XI Second Team.
2013: Allocated to the Western New York Flash for the 2013 NWSL season and played 1,296 minutes in 15 matches, starting 14. Missed a few games at the start of the season due to injury, but returned to have an excellent year, scoring eight regular season goals, tied for third in the league with four other players. Scored both goals in the 2-0 playoff semifinal win against Sky Blue FC that sent Western NY to the first NWSL championship game.
2011: Signed with the Atlanta Beat for the 2011 WPS season, playing 800 minutes in 10 games while starting eight.
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. Missed several games during the middle of the season after suffering a deep gash across her knee during National Team training.
Youth Club: Played for the Medford Strikers club team, winning the 1997 and 1998 State Cups. Helped lead PDA Galaxy to the 2001 U-23 national title and earned MVP honors. Also trained with the WUSA’s Philadelphia Charge during the summer of 2003.
College: As a senior, she started 18 of the 20 games she played at Rutgers and was named the 2004 Big East Midfielder of the Year. Became the first Scarlet Knight to earn First-Team All-Big East honors four times during her career (2001-04). Ended her senior season with 10 goals and one assist to finish her 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. Ranks first in career shots at Rutgers.