Tisha Venturini

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Tisha Venturini
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Personal information
Full nameTisha Lea Venturini-Hoch
Date of birth (1973-03-03) March 3, 1973 (age 45)
Place of birth Modesto, California, U.S.
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1991–1994 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(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

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.

United States federal republic in North America

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Association football team field sport

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1999 FIFA Womens World Cup 1999 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, the third edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in the United States and won by the host team. The final between the U.S. and China, held on 10 July at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, was the most-attended women's sports event in history with an official attendance of 90,185. U.S. President Bill Clinton was among those in attendance. The final was scoreless after extra time and won by the U.S. in a penalty shootout. This remains the only Women's World Cup tournament in which the host nation has won.

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Early life and Youth Career

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

Modesto, California City in California

Modesto, officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. With a population of approximately 201,165 at the 2010 census, it is the 18th largest city in the state of California and forms part of the Modesto–Merced combined statistical area. The Modesto Census County Division, which includes the cities of Ceres and Riverbank, had a population of 312,842 as of 2010.

Grace M. Davis High School, commonly referred to as Davis High School, is a public high school located in Modesto, California, United States. Established in 1959, the school serves students in grades 9-12. Davis High was recognized as a California Distinguished School in 2005.

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]

University of North Carolina public university system throughout North Carolina, USA

The University of North Carolina is a multi-campus public university system composed of all 16 of North Carolina's public universities, as well as the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the nation's first public residential high school for gifted students. Commonly referred to as the University of North Carolina System or the UNC System to differentiate it from the original campus in Chapel Hill, the university has a total enrollment of over 183,001 students and in 2008 conferred over 75% of all baccalaureate degrees in North Carolina. UNC campuses conferred 43,686 degrees in 2008–2009, the bulk of which were at the bachelor's level, with 31,055 degrees awarded.

North Carolina Tar Heels womens soccer

The North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team represent the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. The team has won 20 of the 27 Atlantic Coast Conference championships, and 22 of the 36 NCAA national championships.

Career

Venturini (center) along with Tiffeny Milbrett (left) in St. Louis 1998 Trisha343.jpg
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.

The USL W-League was a North American women's soccer developmental organization. The W-League was also an open league, giving college players the opportunity to play alongside established international players while maintaining their collegiate eligibility. The league was administered by the United Soccer Leagues system, which also oversees the men's United Soccer League and Premier Development League. The W-League announced on November 6, 2015 that the league will cease operation ahead of 2016 season.

San Jose CyberRays

San Jose CyberRays was a professional soccer team that played in the Women's United Soccer Association. The team played at Spartan Stadium on the South Campus of San José State University in San Jose, California. Stars included U.S. National Team star Brandi Chastain, WUSA Goalkeeper of the Year LaKeysia Beene, and leading scorer Julie Murray. Other memorable CyberRays were Brazilians Sissi and Katia, Tisha Venturini, and "ironwoman" Thori Bryan, who played every minute of the first season. They were coached by Ian Sawyers, who received WUSA Coach of the Year honors in 2001.

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.
[5]

International career

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.

United States womens national soccer team womens national association football team representing the United States

The United States Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) represents the United States in international women's soccer. The team is the most successful in international women's soccer, winning three Women's World Cup titles, four Olympic women's gold medals, eight CONCACAF Gold Cups, and ten Algarve Cups. It medaled in every single World Cup and Olympic tournament in women's soccer history from 1991 to 2015, before being knocked out in the quarterfinal of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team is governed by United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF.

1996 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVI Olympiad, in Atlanta

The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, commonly known as Atlanta 1996, and also referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, were an international multi-sport event that was held from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. These Games, which were the fourth Summer Olympics to be hosted by the United States, marked the centenary of the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens—the inaugural edition of the modern Olympic Games. They were also the first since 1924 to be held in a different year from a Winter Olympics, under a new IOC practice implemented in 1994 to hold the Summer and Winter Games in alternating, even-numbered years.

Atlanta Capital of Georgia, United States

Atlanta is the capital of, and the most populous city in, the U.S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2017 population of 486,290, it is also the 38th most-populous city in the United States. The city serves as the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.8 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia. A small portion of the city extends eastward into neighboring DeKalb County.

Matches and goals scored at World Cup and Olympic tournaments

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]

GoalMatchDateLocationOpponentLineupMinScoreResultCompetition
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup Final
1
1
1995-06-06 [m 1] Gävle Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR Start221–0

3–3 D

Group match
2
1995-06-08 [m 2] Gävle Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Start

2–0 W

Group match
3
1995-06-10 [m 3] Helsingborg Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Start

4–1 W

Group match
2
4
1995-06-13 [m 4] Gävle Flag of Japan.svg  Japan

off 80' (on Cromwell)

804–0

4–0 W

Quarter-final
5
1995-06-15 [m 5] Västerås Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Start

0–1 L

Semifinal
3
6
1995-06-17 [m 6] Gävle Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR Start241–0

2–0 W

Third place match
Flag of the United States.svg Atlanta 1996 Olympic Women's Football Tournament
4
7
1996-07-21 [m 7] Orlando Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Start371–0

3–0 W

Group stage
5
8
1996-07-23 [m 8] Orlando Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Start151–0

2–1 W

Group stage
9
1996-07-25 [m 9] Miami Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR Start

0–0 D

Group stage
10
1996-07-28 [m 10] Athens, GA Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Start

2–1aet W

Semifinal
11
1996-08-01 [m 11] Athens, GA Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR Start

2–1 W

Gold medal match
Flag of the United States.svg USA 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup
6
12
1999-06-27 [m 12] Boston Flag of North Korea.svg  Korea DPR Start682–0

3–0 W

Group stage
7
763–0
13
1999-07-10 [m 13] Los Angeles Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR

on 115' (off Milbrett)

0–0(pso 5–4) (W)

Final

Coaching career

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

Tisha Venturini likes to ski, read and play cards.

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References

  1. soccer profile: Tisha Venturini
  2. Tisha Venturini – Historical Modesto Archived July 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine .
  3. Tisha Venturini – Women Soccer Archived July 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine .
  4. Tisha Venturini athletic career Archived July 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine .
  5. "1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta, United States – Soccer" Archived August 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine . (Retrieved on May 17, 2008)
  6. Athletes Corner Archived November 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine .
  7. "FIFA Player Statistics: Tisha VENTURINI". FIFA.
Match Reports
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