Carli Lloyd making Santa Barbara guest appearance at Arlington

Carli Lloyd is coming to the Arlington Theatre.

Carli Lloyd is coming to the Arlington Theatre.

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents an inspiring evening with soccer champion Carli Lloyd, who captured the world’s attention when she executed one of the greatest individual performances ever in the 2015 Women’s World Cup final, leading the U.S. to victory, on Tuesday, January 26, at The Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara.

In a historic performance, Carli Lloyd scored three goals in the first 16 minutes of the Women’s World Cup final match between the U.S. and Japan, landing two in the first five minutes of the game and the third from midfield – a coup that is widely considered to be among the greatest goals of all time. Millions of viewers around the world watched as she became the first woman to score a hat trick in a World Cup final and the second person in history to accomplish this exceptional feat. Already a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, she earned the Golden Ball award as the tournament’s best player and the Silver Boot for the tournament. But only a few years earlier, Lloyd had considered giving up on her dream altogether. On the brink of quitting the sport after being cut from the U.S. Under-21 team, she found inspiration in athletes like Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali, who “trained when nobody was watching.” Now, Lloyd stands among her heroes as a testament to the power of hard work and perseverance, instilling youth everywhere with the confidence to succeed.

What persistence, skill, confidence and sheer guts are needed to perform like soccer star Carli Lloyd? One of today’s most celebrated athletes, Lloyd will discuss this and more in an intimate conversation plus a can’t-miss Q&A.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 11, at 10 a.m.

$35 / $15 / $5 all students and youth (18 & under). An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price

With meet-and-greet: $125 / $75 all students and youth (18 & under) (limited availability)

Tickets and information available through UCSB Arts & Lectures at or (805) 893-3535; The Arlington Theatre at or (805) 963-4408; or Ticket Master at