Hometown: Aurora, Ill.
Previous team: Ottawa Fury FC
Venter joins Penn FC after his most recent professional stint with USL club Ottawa Fury FC from 2016-17.
Venter began his professional career in 2014 when he was drafted 23rd overall by the LA Galaxy in the second round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. The Galaxy loaned Venter to its USL affiliate, LA Galaxy II, where he made nine appearances and scored one goal.
The Aurora, Colorado native played collegiately at New Mexico University, making 85 starts in 86 appearances, netting eight goals and assisting four more. He finished as their all-time leader in minutes played.
Other program honors for Venter include first three-time All-American award winner, MAC Hermann Award semifinalist, Conference USA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year. Venter and his teammates finished as semifinalists in the 2013 NCAA College Cup.