Tisha Venturini

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Tisha Venturini
Personal information
Full name Tisha Lea Venturini-Hoch
Date of birth (1973-03-03) 3 March 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Modesto, California, United States
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1991–1994 North Carolina Tar Heel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
San Jose CyberRays
1998 Delaware Genies
Bay Area CyberRays
National team
1992–2000 United States 132 (44)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Tisha Venturini-Hoch (born March 3, 1973) is a former American soccer player and current National Spokesperson for Produce for Better Health.[1] She is a gold medalist in 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and a world champion in 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup held in the U.S.

Early life and Youth Career[edit]

She was born in Modesto, California[2] and attended Grace M. Davis High School.[3]

She attended University of North Carolina, and played for the Tar Heels women's soccer team. As a Tar Heels team member, she was NCAA Champion in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994.[4]


Venturini (center) along with Tiffeny Milbrett (left) in St. Louis 1998

Venturini played professional soccer in the W-League for San Jose CyberRays, Delaware Genies and Bay Area CyberRays.

Venturini is the only athlete in any sport to ever hold all five titles as
1) a Collegiate Champion at University of North Carolina, ,
2) a four-time NCAA National Champion at University of North Carolina,
3) a World Cup Champion in 1999,
4) an Olympic Gold Medalist in 1996,
5) a Professional Champion at Bay Area CyberRays in 2001.

International career[edit]

During her career, Venturini represented the United States of America in 132 matches, and scored 44 goals. She currently holds the tenth rank among American women top goal scorers. She was awarded a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta,[6] and was a World Champion at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup hosted by U.S.A.[7] Venturini with her team finished third place in Sweden 1995 World Cup.

Matches and goals scored at World Cup and Olympic tournaments[edit]

In two FIFA Women's World Cup: Sweden 1995 and USA 1999; and one Olympics: Atlanta 1996 Tisha Venturini played 13 matches and scored 7 goals.[8]

Coaching career[edit]

Tisha has teamed up with former national team players, Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly, to develop the TeamFirst Soccer Academy. TeamFirst specializes in conducting youth soccer camps throughout the nation.

Personal life[edit]

Tisha Venturini likes to ski, read and play cards.


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