EVENT - WOMAN'S ICE HOCKEY, GOALTENDER
- 2010 Olympic Winter Games
- 2008 and 2009 World champion
- Three-time NCAA Champion (2006, 2007, 2009)
- 2008 NCAA Runner-Up
- 2009 Patty Kazmaier Award Winner (given to NCAA's best women's hockey player)
- Two-time NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player (2006, 2009)
- Three-time member of the U.S. Women's National Team for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship (gold-2008-09, silver-2007). Earned the championship in net in both 2008 and 2009. Earned a spot on the media all-star team in 2009
- Two-time member of the U.S. Women's Select Team for the Four Nations Cup (1st-2008, 2nd-2007). Earned the championship in net in 2008, stopping all six shots she faced during the shootout
- Member of the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team for the 2006 Under-22 Series with Canada
- Four-time USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant (2006-09)
- Four-time USA Hockey Player Development Camp attendee (2000-03).
Awarded USA Hockey's Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year award in 2009 ... Named the Monona Grove (Wis.) High School varsity team's most valuable player in her sophomore through senior seasons ... Earned honorable mention all-state honors and was a finalist for Miss Hockey Wisconsin in her senior year ... Led Team Wisconsin to the Chicago Showcase Championship in 2002 and 2004 ... Also competed in soccer, in which she helped her team to three state championships and was a four-time all-conference selection and three-time all-state selection as a goalkeeper ... Has three brothers, Jake, Joey and Jonnie ... Daughter of Tom and JoAnn Vetter.
DID YOU KNOW ...?
- Green Bay Packers fan
- Started at goal for three years on the boys hockey team at Monona Grove High School
- U.S. Olympic Team coach Mark Johnson first spotted Jessie Vetter while watching his son play in a Little League baseball all-star game. Vetter was the opposing shortstop and hit a home run
- An all-around athlete, she can hit a golf ball 220 to 240 yards and threw a football around before every game at the University of Wisconsin
Played four years at the University of Wisconsin of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association ... Set a UW and NCAA record with 39 career shutouts, a .941 save percentage and 91 total wins ... Played in four consecutive national title games and led the Badgers to three NCAA National Championships (2006-07, 2009) ... Two-time All-America selection (First Team-2008-09). As a Senior (2008-09): Captured the 2009 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award ... Led the Badgers to the NCAA title ... Set an NCAA record with 14 shutouts, including in the national championship game ... All-WCHA First Team honoree ... Named MVP of the WCHA Final Faceoff and Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA tournament ... Named Wisconsin's Female Athlete of the Year ... All-WCHA Academic Team selection. As a Junior (2007-08): All-WCHA First Team honoree ... WCHA goaltending champion ... Second in the nation with 10 shutouts ... Led the Badgers to the NCAA title game ... All-WCHA Academic Team selection. As a Sophomore (2006-07): Led the Badgers to their second straight NCAA championship, allowing just one total goal in the Frozen Four ... Earned a spot on the NCAA Women's Frozen Four All-Tournament Team ... Owned a national-best 0.83 GAA and 10 shutouts ... Was in net for all 127 minutes of the NCAA regional quadruple-overtime game that sent the team to the Frozen Four ... Earned All-WCHA First Team honors ... All-WCHA Academic Team selection. As a Redshirt Freshman (2005-06): Was the first freshman and first goalie ever to be named the NCAA Women's Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player ... Became first goalie to record a shutout in the Frozen Four (had two) ... Was in net for the NCAA regional double-overtime game that earned the team a Frozen Four berth ... Set single-season school records for GAA (0.78) and save percentage (.962) ... Ended the year with a 200:43 shutout streak.