Jessie Vetter: Hockey Goaltender

August 10, 2009

Check out Jessie Vetter. She is a Sportswoman of the Year candidate for her talents on the ice. Vetter is a US Women’s World Champion goal tender. Read Jessie Vetter’s biography after the jump and see video.

Goaltender Jessie Vetter is among nine other female finalists in the running for the Sportswoman of the Year. Read more on Jessie Vetter’s career highlights after the jump.

Jessie Vetter Biography

As a biography Jessie Vetter is a goaltender and Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner who was born on December 19, 1985 in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.

Vetter, a top player in NCAA women’s hockey, explained that her brothers helped interest her in hockey:

“I played hockey with my older brothers, Jake and Joey, and they forced me to put on goalie gear because nobody else wanted to,” stated Jessie Vetter. “We played a lot of street hockey and we played in our basement. I would put on old, plastic white pads and old gloves. And when we went outside, we played in our end of the street with kids from the neighborhood. They needed a target and that’s where I fit in. They definitely were tough on me but that made me a better athlete and a better person.”.”

Vetter, a student at the University of Wisconsin, has several career accomplishments that sets her apart for the Sportswoman of the Year award. She is a 2008 and 2009 World champion, a two-time NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player as well as a 2008 NCAA Runner-Up.

Jessie Vetter is also active with Easter Seals and her hometown community.

More photos and a video of Jessie Vetter are below.

Jessie Vetter Video
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