PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers senior Carli Lloyd (Delran, NJ) has been named one of 12 finalists for the 2004 Soccerbuzz National Player-of-the-Year Award.
Lloyd, the 2004 BIG EAST Conference Midfielder of the Year who also became the first Scarlet Knight to earn first-team all-BIG EAST honors four times during her career (2001-2004), ended the season with 21 points (10 g, 1 a) to finish her career as Rutgers' all-time leader in points (117) and goals (50). The three-time All-American also was a three-time member of the U.S. Under-21 National Team, helping lead the U.S. to three consecutive Nordic Cup titles. In addition to being considered for the Soccerbuzz honor, Lloyd also has been named a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy, the official National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) national player-of-the-year award.
Lloyd trained with the full National Team last spring, attending training sessions April 21, May 11-15 and May 24-June 4.
Rutgers finished the season with a 9-10-1 mark overall and a 4-5-1 record in conference play, advancing to the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Tournament.
Soccerbuzz National Player-of-the-Year Award Finalists
Nicole Barnhart, Sr., GK, Stanford
Lori Chalupny, Jr., M, North Carolina
Keeley Dowling, Sr., D, Tennessee
Sarah Huffman, Jr., M, Virginia
Carli Lloyd, Sr., M, Rutgers
Heather O’Reilly, So., F, North Carolina
Leslie Osborne, Sr., M/F, Santa Clara
Christine Sinclair, Jr., F, Portland
Melissa Tancredi, Sr., D, Notre Dame
Katie Thorlakson, Jr., F, Notre Dame
Brittany Timko, So., M, Nebraska
Tiffany Weimer, Jr., F, Penn State