By Shirley Li
Updated August 20, 2015 at 12:45 PM EDT
Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Soccer star Carli Lloyd will be using her time off the field to write a memoir — about her time on it.

Lloyd captained the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team during the 2015 World Cup, scoring a hat trick — three goals in a game — in the first 16 minutes of the match against Japan, a never-before-seen feat. Her memoir, to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, will cover her career, from the time she almost quit soccer in 2003 to her rise to this year’s jaw-dropping World Cup finish for the USWNT.

“Winning the World Cup with my teammates was one of the most thrilling moments I could imagine,” Lloyd said in a press release. “Getting there was a long journey, sometimes rewarding, sometimes challenging, but worth every moment of hard work and sacrifice… I think it will be a book that will inspire and motivate players, fans, coaches and anyone who wants to achieve their dreams.”

The memoir will hit shelves the fall of 2016, with an edition for young readers to follow.