Carli Lloyd is a 27-year-old U.S. Olympic volleyball player. She is from Bonsall, California, and unfortunately, she has no relation to soccer superstar Carli Lloyd. But the volleyball-playing Lloyd is the niece of Turbo from American Gladiators (Galen Tomlinson), which is obviously a million times cooler.
The 5’11” setter played her college ball at the University of California, Berkeley, and her résumé as a Golden Bear is highly impressive. She was a three-time AVCA All-American, and she was named the AVCA Division I Player of the Year in 2010.
After graduating in 2011 with a degree in social welfare, Lloyd began taking names and kicking ass on the international circuit. She joined the national team in 2011 and has helped the U.S. win five medals. At the 2015 Pan American Cup, she was named the tournament’s MVP after leading the U.S. to a gold medal.
This is her first Olympic appearance, and she is having one helluva debut so far. The U.S. is currently in first place in Pool B after a 3-0 start with wins over Puerto Rico, the Netherlands, and Serbia. Their next match will take place against Italy on Friday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m.
In the meantime, check out 22 of Carli Lloyd’s hottest photos in the gallery below.