|Full name||Tisha Lea Venturini-Hoch|
|Birth name||Tisha Lea Venturini|
|Date of birth||March 3, 1973|
|Place of birth||Modesto, California, U.S.|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|1991–1994||North Carolina Tar Heels|
|San Jose CyberRays|
|Bay Area CyberRays|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Tisha Lea 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.
She was born in Modesto, California and attended Grace M. Davis High School.
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. She won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top soccer player in 1995.
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.
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.
|Key (expand for notes on “world cup and olympic goals”)|
|Location||Geographic location of the venue where the competition occurred|
|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|
|1995-06-06[m 1]||Gävle||China PR||Start||22||1–0||
|1995-06-17[m 6]||Gävle||China PR||Start||24||1–0||
|Third place match|
|1996-07-25[m 9]||Miami||China PR||Start||
|1996-07-28[m 10]||Athens, GA||Norway||Start||
2–1 aet W
|1996-08-01[m 11]||Athens, GA||China PR||Start||
|Gold medal match|
|1999-06-27[m 12]||Boston||Korea DPR||Start||68||2–0||
|1999-07-10[m 13]||Los Angeles||China PR||
0–0 (pso 5–4) (W)
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 nation.
Venturini likes to ski, read, and play cards.