While Alex Rigsby may surpass her records, no one will dispute that Jessie Vetter is the greatest goaltender in Wisconsin Badgers history. A leader with a heart of gold, Vetter was a key leader in the Badgers Frozen Four title runs.
In 2006, she became the first goaltender to record a shutout in the Frozen Four. The following year, she had a remarkable goals against average of 0.83, making her the first goaltender in NCAA women's ice hockey history with a GAA under 1.00. For her efforts, she was recognized as WCHA Goalie of the Year.
If there are any records that Rigsby will not surpass, there are two that stand out. The 2006-07 season saw Rigsby log 448 minutes and 32 seconds of ice time without allowing a goal. This is a record that will stand like Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak. In her senior season with the Badgers (2008-09), Vetter logged an NCAA-record 14 shutouts.
Along with 31 wins during the 2008-09 campaign, she earned the Patty Kazmaier Award. Vetter also led the Badgers to the 2009 Frozen Four championship in a match where she would defeat Hillary Pattenden of Mercyhurst, the player that would eventually break her NCAA career wins record.
During 2009, Vetter would also be named the Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player while earning a spot on the All-America team. She would also win the Bob Allen Award, awarded by USA Hockey to the best women's hockey player.
The Women's Sports Foundation would also name her the Sportswoman of the Year. The Babe Ruth of women's ice hockey goaltenders, Vetter is simply the best.