CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 19, 2015 – American professional soccer midfielder for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Houston Dash Carli Anne Lloyd will speak Nov. 2 at Southeast Missouri State University as part of the 2015-2016 Speaker Series.
Lloyd’s presentation, “An Evening with Carli Lloyd,” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Show Me Center. Lloyd’s presentation is open to the public. Tickets are required for entry. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased at http://www.showmecenter.biz/ or the Show Me Center Box Office. Current Southeast faculty, staff and students can use a Redhawks ID to pick up a free ticket in the University Center Room 204(the Center for Student Involvement) or the Show Me Center Box Office.
A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Lloyd holds the unique distinction of scoring the game-winning goals in the finals at both the 2008 Games in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London. She also represented the United States at the past three Women’s World Cup tournaments.
Lloyd, born July 16, 1982, was raised in Delran, N.J., and attended nearby Rutgers University, where she set records as the Scarlet’s Knights all-time leader in points, goals and shots. In 2013, Lloyd was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
At the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Lloyd led the U.S. team in record-setting fashion, bringing the World Cup back to the United States for the first time since 1999. During the final match against Japan, she scored a historic hat trick, with all three goals occurring within the first 16 minutes of the game. Her third and final goal of the game was widely described as one of the greatest shots of all time. For her performance, she received the Golden Ball Trophy, awarded to the best player and the Silver Boot for her six tournament goals and one assist. Following her extraordinary achievements, noted media and soccer analysts around the world called Lloyd’s performance among the best-ever on a world stage.
With a work ethic second to none, Lloyd has played in more than 200 matches for the U.S. Women’s National Team and has scored 67 goals.