Tisha Hoch


Served as envoy

  • 2020  –  Turkey

-4 time National Champion at The University of North Carolina
-4 time All American
– Herman Trophy winner in 1994
– 1995 World Cup 3rd place
-1996 Olympic Gold Medalist
-1999 World Cup Champion
-2001 WUSA Champion with San Jose CyberRays
-2010 Founder of TeamFirst Soccer Academy
-2020 Investor of NWSL team
“Angel City Football Club”in Los Angeles
-Mother of Cooper (16) and Sadie (13)
Tisha Venturini-Hoch is a former American soccer player. She won gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and won the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Before beginning her professional career, Hoch attended the University of North Carolina and played for the women’s soccer team. As a member of the soccer team, she was NCAA Champion in ’91, ’92, ’93, and ’94. In 1995, she won the Honda Sports Award as the nation’s top soccer player. She played professionally in the W-League for San Jose CyberRays, Delaware Genies, and Bay Area CyberRays.

She is the only athlete in any sport to ever hold five titles as: Collegiate Champion at UNC, four-time NCAA National Champion at UNC, World Cup Champion in 1999, Olympic Gold Medalist in 1996, and Professional Champion at Bay Area CyberRays in 2001.