PISCATAWAY, NJ – Former Rutgers University standout Carli Lloyd (Delran, NJ) will participate in a U.S. Women’s Soccer National Team Program camp May 22-28 in Carson, CA.
The National Program will conduct its largest-ever training camp, as 32-player rosters for both the U-20 and U-21 programs will meet at the Home Depot Center. The U-20s will begin evaluating talent for the qualification round of the 2006 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Championship, while the U-21s will be competing for spots on the 2005 U.S. Nordic Cup Team, the top international competition for the age group. In addition, the National Team coaching staff will be evaluating talent for possible inclusion in the full National Team pool.
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), helped lead the U.S. to the Nordic Cup titles in 2002, 2003 and 2004. She had two goals and an assist at last year’s tournament, starting every match, and she contributed an assist on the game-winning goal in the USA’s first-round victory in the 2003 Nordic Cup. Lloyd also trained with the full National Team last spring, attending sessions April 21, May 11-15 and May 24-June 4.
Lloyd was named to the Soccerbuzz All-America Second Team, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Mid-Atlantic Region All-Third Team and the Soccerbuzz Mid-Atlantic Region First Team in 2004. She 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 four-time All-American also was a finalist for the 2004 Soccerbuzz National Player-of-the-Year Award and was named a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy, the official NSCAA national player-of-the-year award. During her time “On the Banks,” Lloyd helped lead the Scarlet Knights to four BIG EAST Tournament berths and two trips to the NCAA Tournament, including a Sweet Sixteen finish in 2001.
The 2005 Nordic Cup will be conducted this July in Sweden. The U.S. is allowed four “overage” slots for players born between Jan. 1, 1982, and Jan. 1, 1984.
Rutgers finished the 2004 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.