If Team USA wins Gold in Vancouver during the 2010 Olympics, it will likely be Jessie Vetter in goal for it.
Going into her first Olympics, Vetter is a safe choice to be the goalie of choosing for USA coach Mark Johnson in big games. With 2 World Championships and 3 NCAA championships firmly in her trophy case in just 3 years, Vetter might be the hottest asset in womens hockey right now.
With her former college team, the Wisconsin Badgers, Vetter crushed longstanding NCAA records in the 2006-7 season, that saw her post an unprecidented 0.83 GAVE (first to ever eclipse the 1.00 barrier), a record of 448 mins 32 seconds of consecutive shutout hockey and become the first female goalie to post a shutout in the Frozen Four tourney (which she did twice) and holds the NCAA records for career shutouts at 39. Save percentage at .941 & Wins at 91. This is topped off with being the 2 time NCAA Frozen Four tournament MVP.
A natural athlete, Vetter was also goalie for her high school soccer team that won 3 straight Wisconsin state championships. In the end, with a chance to compete in both at college, she went with hockey. American hockey fans are happy she did.
Team USA will be aiming for Gold in Vancouver in 2010. Its a goal that is within their reach. Soon every American hockey fan will know who Jessie Vetter is. They will know that a gold for Team USA is a very possible goal with Jessie Vetter in net.
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