Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Former Rutgers standout Carli Lloyd of Delran, N.J. netted a golden goal to lead the U.S. women’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Brazil in the gold medal game in Beijing.
Since the Olympics started carrying women’s soccer in 1996, Team USA has now claimed three gold and one silver medal, while Brazil won its second silver.
“It was hard,” said Lloyd, pictured in the center of this photo. “It was definitely a battle. Now we’re all going to be on vacation for a little bit. But, I couldn’t have done it without any single one of these players on the team. It’s not about my goal, it’s about every single person and the coaching staff.”
Team USA also featured New Jersey natives Christie Rampone, Tobin Heath and Heather O’Reilly.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.