A quick run-down of Carli Lloyd’s resume: World-Cup medals in bronze (2007), silver (2011), and gold (2015), Olympic Gold from the Summer of 2008 and 2012, 2015 Golden Ball Trophy and Silver Boot for her six goals and one assist in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, as well as playing in over 200 matches for the U.S. Women’s National team and racking up an astounding sixty goals.
Still not sold? Here’s a sample of what she did at the World Cup level:
Come the Fall of 2016 Carli has another goal in mind, she has signed a book deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for a memoir detailing her playing days in college for the Rutger’s Scarlet Knights (2013 she was inducted into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni) all the way through her meteoric rise to the World Cup stage. Lloyd says the memoir will focus on the struggles and setbacks that helped to mold her into the world-class athlete of today:
“Winning the World Cup with my teammates was one of the most thrilling moments I could imagine. Getting there was a long journey, sometimes rewarding, sometimes challenging, but worth every moment of hard work and sacrifice…I think it will be a book that will inspire and motivate players, fans, coaches and anyone who wants to achieve their dreams.”