Carli Lloyd is known as Carli Lloyd and is an American professional soccer player for the New York Sky Blue FC of the Women's National Football League and the United States National women's soccer team. She has become one of the best soccer players in America and her performances have made her one of the biggest stars in the world. Here is a quick look at her background.
Carli Lloyd was born in the State of Washington in November of 1977. She grew up in the Seattle suburb of Renton. Her family consisted of her two sisters, sister's children, two half brothers and four foster parents. Her mother worked as a teacher, and her father worked as a sales manager of a hardware store.
Carli went to high school, but she quit because she was having trouble with academics. She was not interested in playing sports so she did not like football or baseball either. Instead, she played basketball. During her senior year, her interest in soccer blossomed. Her best friend in high school was Carla Lowe, who is now one of the most popular female soccer players in America.
Carli was recruited by Division I universities such as Maryland, Indiana, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Boston College and Duke. All schools offered her scholarships, but she chose Maryland. It was at Maryland, where she had her first exposure to American soccer. She fell in love with the sport and became a die-hard soccer fan, even wearing soccer shirts during her teenage years and attending matches at various major league stadiums.
When she arrived on campus at Maryland she quickly became popular among the Maryland soccer team and was eventually named the team's captain. She had been known as such by her teammates, long before she made her college debut. The team was going to the 1994 NCAA women's soccer tournament, but the season ended early because of an injury to star forward Lori Chalupny.
Carli Lloyd later transferred to Duke University, but she didn't like the culture of the program and found herself unhappy there. she decided to transfer once again. In July of 1996 she signed a one-year contract with the Women's United Soccer Association and became a member of the Sky BlueFC in January of 1997.
She continued to play soccer as she earned a degree in human kinetics. In between her time at Duke and with the Sky Blue FC, Carli Lloyd had stints as a cheerleader and dancer for the lacrosse team. It took her three years to earn a degree from Duke, but she credits it to the fact that she was always surrounded by positive, supportive people.
Now the proud owner of her own home, a car and an apartment, Carli Lloyd is working hard to earn her next step in life. She enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her friends.
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