|Full name||Tisha Lea Venturini-Hoch|
|Date of birth||3 March 1973|
|Place of birth||Modesto, California, United States|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|1991–1994||North Carolina Tar Heel|
|San Jose CyberRays|
|Bay Area CyberRays|
|* 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. 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
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.
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, and was a World Champion at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup hosted by U.S.A. Venturini with her team finished third place in Sweden 1995 World Cup.
Matches and goals scored at World Cup and Olympic tournaments
|Key (expand for notes on “international goals”)|
|Location||Geographic location of the venue where the competition occured|
|Lineup||Start – played entire match
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time
|Min||The minute in the match the goal was scored. For list that include caps, blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.|
|Assist/pass||The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information.|
|penalty or pk||Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)|
|Score||The match score after the goal was scored.|
|Result||The final score.
|aet||The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation|
|pso||Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parenthesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time|
|Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournament|
|Blue background color – FIFA women's world cup final tournament|
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.
Tisha Venturini likes to ski, read and play cards.
- soccer profile: Tisha Venturini
- Tisha Venturini – Historical Modesto
- Tisha Venturini – Women Soccer
- * soccertimes.com U.S. Teams Venturini page
- Tisha Venturini athletic career
- "1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta, United States – Soccer" (Retrieved on May 17, 2008)
- Athletes Corner
- "FIFA Player Statistics: Tisha VENTURINI". FIFA.