July 5, 2012
BERKELEY - Former Golden Bear and one of the best setters in California volleyball history Carli Lloyd was tabbed as a replacement athlete for the U.S. Olympic squad, USA Volleyball announced recently. Lloyd was one of eight alternates named following the selection of the 12-player team.
Ranked first in the world by the International Volleyball Federation since November 2011, the Americans qualified for the 2012 London Games in the first qualification tournament by claiming silver at the 2011 FIVB World Cup held in November. The U.S. team has medaled at the Olympic Games three times, earning the silver in Beijing.
Demonstrating the power of the Pac, five of the 12 players named to the official roster played at Pac-12 schools while Lloyd is one of three Pac-12 players on the replacement list.
Lloyd closed her four-year career in Berkeley with the utmost laurels - the 2010 AVCA National Player of the year, first-team All-American, named to the AVCA All-Pacific-Region Team and heralded as the Seattle Regional MVP. Also academically gifted and dedicated to her school at the No. 1 public institution in the country, Lloyd was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic second team.
Cal's only All-American setter, Lloyd registered 5,697 career assists, 398 blocks and a .277 hitting percentage. She was just the third setter in Cal's illustrious history to log more than 1,000 digs in her career.