Tisha Venturini

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Tisha Venturini
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Personal information
Full name Tisha Lea Venturini-Hoch
Birth name Tisha Lea Venturini [1]
Date of birth (1973-03-03) March 3, 1973 (age 50)
Place of birth Modesto, California, U.S.
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Position(s) Midfielder
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1991–1994 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
San Jose CyberRays
1998 Delaware Genies
Bay Area CyberRays
International career
1992–2000 United States 134 (47)
Medal record
Women's football (soccer)
Representing the Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1996 Atlanta Team competition
World Cup
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1999 USA Team competition
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1995 Sweden Team competition
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Tisha Lea Venturini-Hoch ( née  Venturini; 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 the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and a world champion in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup held in the U.S.

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Early life and youth career

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. [1] She won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top soccer player in 1995. [4] [5]

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.

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.
[6]

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, [7] and was a World Champion at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup hosted by U.S.A. [8] Venturini with her team finished third place in Sweden 1995 World Cup.

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. [9]

Key (expand for notes on "world cup and olympic goals")
LocationGeographic location of the venue where the competition occurred
LineupStart – played entire match
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time

off minute (on player) – substituted off at the minute indicated, and player was substituted on at the same time
( c ) – captain

MinThe 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/passThe 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 pkGoal 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.)
ScoreThe match score after the goal was scored.
ResultThe final score.

W – match was won
L – match was lost to opponent
D – match was drawn
(W) – penalty-shoot-out was won after a drawn match
(L) – penalty-shoot-out was lost after a drawn match

aetThe score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation
pso Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parentheses; 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
GoalMatchDateLocationOpponentLineupMinScoreResultCompetition
1
1
1995-06-06 [m 1] Gävle Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 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 (converted).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 Start241–0

2–0 W

Third place match
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 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 Start

2–1 W

Gold medal match
6
121999-06-27 [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

on 115' (off Milbrett)

0–0(pso 5–4) (W)

Final

International goals

No.DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.6 June 1995 Strömvallen, Gävle, Sweden Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 1–03–3 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup
2.13 June 1995Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 4–04–0
3.17 June 1995Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 1–02–0
4.21 July 1996 Citrus Bowl, Orlando, United StatesFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 1–03–0 1996 Summer Olympics
5.23 July 1996Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1–02–1
6.27 June 1999 Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, United StatesFlag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 2–03–0 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup
7.3–0

Coaching career

Venturini partnered with former national team players Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly to develop the TeamFirst Soccer Academy. TeamFirst conducts youth soccer camps throughout the United States.

Personal life

Venturini likes to ski, read, and play cards. She is a part of the ownership group of Angel City FC of the National Women's Soccer League. [10]

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