A midfielder who played in two World Cups for the United States.
Venturini, although not a starter, was one of the most visible stars of the team that won the Women’s World Cup in 1999, playing in two of the six games (including the final) and scoring two goals. She also had been a member of the United States team at the 1995 Women’s World Cup, where she played all six United States games, and the 1996 Olympic Games, where she played all five United States games. She played 132 full internationals for the United States between 1992 and her retirement from the national team in 2000.
Venturini played three seasons in the Women’s United Soccer Association, all for the San Jose Cyberrays, and won a WUSA championship in 2001. She also played one season in the W-League and one season in the Women’s Premier Soccer League. She played 60 WUSA regular-season games and two WUSA playoff games.
Inducted in 2024.