The New Jersey School Boards Association is proud to announce two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time World Cup champion Carli Lloyd as the keynote speaker at Workshop 2023.
Lloyd is a soccer legend who played for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team for 17 years (2005-2021). She was awarded the most prestigious and highest award in soccer: FIFA World Player of the Year (2015 and 2016); only one other American player has received the award twice.
A two-time Olympic gold medalist (2008 and 2012) and a bronze medalist (2020), she holds the distinction of scoring in every Olympic medal match and is the all-team Olympics leading scorer for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, with 10 goals. She is the only American player to score in four different Olympics (2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020).
She also competed in four Women’s World Cup tournaments (2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019), and is a two-time World Cup champion (2015 and 2019). She became the first player in FIFA Women’s World Cup to score a hat trick in a World Cup Final (2015). She was awarded the Golden Ball (MVP) and Silver Boot at the 2015 World Cup. She played in more World Cup (25) and Olympic matches (22) than any other USWNT player. She scored 134 goals, in 316 caps (games played), which ranks third all-time on the international stage for men and women.
Lloyd is a role model who empowers and inspires others to be better every day and to never give up on achieving their goals. She also runs her own CL10 Soccer Clinics for ages 8-18 years of age for both boys and girls. The bestselling author of “When Nobody Was Watching,” she empowers audiences to find their own success with lessons from both in and beyond the world of sports.
Born and raised in New Jersey – and an alumna of Delran High School and Rutgers University – Lloyd is a true superhero and the perfect speaker for this year’s conference, which carries the theme “Today’s Students … Tomorrow’s Superheroes.”
“Carli Lloyd embodies this year’s theme,” said Dr. Timothy Purnell, executive director and CEO of the NJSBA. “As a Delran graduate, she has made New Jersey proud. My wife coaches Madison travel soccer for my daughter, and the sport has been a big part of our life. The entire Purnell family looks up to Carli — and I know we are not alone. Let’s celebrate her and all of New Jersey’s current and future superheroes this October in Atlantic City!”
Lloyd’s presentation will take place Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.