World Cup Champions
By: Assata Griggs & Daziyah McCray

 
The USA Women's National Team are world champions!  They competed against Japan for the 2015 Women's FIFA World Cup.  USA was definitely the quickest to the ball from the opening whistle.  And the results were greater than they ever imagined.  In only sixteen minutes the USA already had four goals.  Including one from mid-field scored by Carli Lloyd.  What a great goal!  She had 3 total goals in that game and went on to win the Golden Ball MVP trophy.  Lloyd was one of four players from right here in New Jersey!  Tobin Heath, Christie Rampone, and Heather O'Reilly are also Jersey girls! The team was even given a parade in New York city today.  They are first women's team to ever get a ticker tape parade!  The USA had an amazing run during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and the whole country is proud of them. Way to go, girls!