Winter Games Athletes
Vetter's solid goaltending at the 2010 Games in Vancouver helped Team USA capture a silver medal, and she appeared to be heading to Sochi with stylish mask that represented her country. The International Olympic Committee had other ideas, though. Vetter won't be allowed to wear a design that featured part of the U.S. Constitution, as the IOC cited regulations that deemed the wording illegal. The IOC's ruling is not unprecedented, as Team USA men's goalies Ryan Miller and Jonathan Quick had to scrap their masks due to some wording in their designs in 2010. No matter the headgear, Vetter should be ready to help lead the Americans in their quest for a gold medal in Sochi. She went 3-0-1 with a 0.75 goals-against average and two shutouts in Vancouver, stopping 65 of 68 shots. Vetter has a 1.56 GAA and .927 save percentage in 54 international games since 2006. She set NCAA records for shutouts (39), save percentage (.941) and wins (91) from 2006-09 at the University of Wisconsin. Vetter won the Patty Kazmaier Award as the nation's top women's player while leading the Badgers to the national championship as a senior.