Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, July 7, 2015

Carli Lloyd is kind of a big deal in the sports world right now.

[ GALLERY: View photos of Carli Lloyd in World Cup Final ]

Score the fastest hat trick in World Cup history, and in the World Cup final, no less, and that's going to be the case.

Lloyd's heroics, both in the final and throughout the Women's World Cup, played a key role in the U.S. winning the World Cup title Sunday night.

Lloyd was, and is, a pretty big deal at Rutgers, where she was a three-time All-American and a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy en route to becoming the program's all-time leader in points (117) and goals (50).

The incredible feats led to Rutgers retiring her jersey on Sept. 22, 2008, and @RUAthletics tweeted a photo from the festivities. See it at the top of the post.


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