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Alex Rigsby
Alex Rigsby

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Delafield, Wis.

High School:
Arrowhead High School

Height:
5-7

Position:
Goaltender

Catches:
L

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Rigsby ranks second in NCAA history in career wins with 100 triumphs between the pipes

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Honors: All-WCHA Academic Team (2013-14)...WCHA Goaltending Champion (2011-12)... All-WCHA Second Team (2012-13, 2011-12)... All-WCHA Academic Team (2012-2013) ... 2012 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award nominee... All-WCHA Rookie Team (2010-11) ... two-time WCHA Rookie of the Week (Dec. 1, 2010; Feb. 2, 2011) ... 10-time WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Dec. 15, 2010; Oct. 19, 2011; Oct. 25, 2011; Feb. 1, 2012; Oct. 31, 2012; Nov. 7, 2012; Dec. 12, 2012; Feb. 26, 2013; Oct. 9, 2013; Nov. 26, 2013; Jan. 29, 2014) ... received votes for Preseason WCHA Rookie of the Year (2010-11) ... Team's Rookie of the Year (2010-11)...All-WCHA First Team (2013-14).

UW Records: Ranks first in career saves (2530) ... ranks second in career wins (83) and career shutouts (23) ... set the school record for most saves in a single-season (1044 in 2011-12)... only goaltender in UW history to record more than 1000 saves in a single-season...currently third all-time in both career save percentage (.940), goals against average (1.55), games played (106) and minutes played (6286:36) ... tied for second in career points by a goaltender (3)... third-best all-time save percentage in a single season (.949 in 2011-12)... set or tied single-season records in 2011-12 for games played (40), minutes played (2345:04) and wins (33)... also ranks third all-time with 27 wins in a single season (2010-11) and 10th all-time with a 1.76 single-season goals against average (2010-11)

2013-14: Earned first shutout of season in Wisconsin's season-opening, 3-0 victory over Minnesota State (Oct. 4) ... awarded WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 9) ... recorded her 25th career shutout, and second of the season, in the Badgers' 5-0 defeat of Boston University (Nov. 16) ... marked her 28th career shutout in UW's 3-0 victory over Ohio State (Feb. 7)

2012-13: Played and started in 35 games ... recorded a 23-10-2 record ... earned seven shutouts on the season ... made 856 total saves and recorded 52 goals against for a save percentage of 0.943 and a goals against average of 1.49... recorded season-high 37 saves against Minnesota on Dec. 1 ... earned first shutout of season against New Hampshire in 5-0 win on Oct. 28 ... named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Dec. 12 and Feb. 26 ... recorded 35 saves in win at St. Cloud State on Feb. 8 ... played in the 2012 Four Nations Cup where the U.S. won gold against Canada, recorded shutout against Finland

2011-12: Played in all 40 games, starting in all but one... recorded a 33-5-2 record... led the nation in total saves (1044)... ranked second in the nation for save percentage (.949) and third in the nation for goals against average (1.43)... tied for second in the nation for winning percentage (.850)... second in the nation for most shutouts (9)... second in the nation for most minutes played (2345:04)... named WCHA's Defensive Player of the Week a total of three times (Oct. 19, Oct. 25, Feb. 1)... recorded first career assist in Badgers' 2-0 shutout win over Ohio State (Nov. 5)... became first UW goalie to record an assist in postseason play, picking up two assists (vs Minnesota Duluth, March 2; vs Boston College, March 16)... stopped a career-high 46 shots twice this season (Oct. 22, Jan. 15)... set a caree-high time in net without allowing a goal (177:01 between Feb. 18 - March 2)

2010-11: Played in 31 games with a 27-1-2 record ... national leader with .933 winning percentage ... third in the nation with seven shutouts ... ranked seventh in the nation with a 1.76 goals against average ... made 630 saves on 684 shots for a .921 save percentage ... earned first career shutout in collegiate debut, a 6-0 win over RPI (Oct. 2) ... earned first WCHA victory with 7-1 victory over Bemidji State (Oct. 8) ... recorded second complete-game shutout in 5-0 win over Minnesota (Nov. 6) ... named WCHA Rookie of the Week after making a season-high 37 saves in a 3-2 overtime win against Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 26) ... named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week after making 22 saves in third career complete-game shutout, a 5-0 win over St. Cloud State (Dec. 10) ... named WCHA Rookie of the Week after making 50 saves in unbeaten weekend against Minnesota (Jan. 28-29) ... backstopped Badgers to WCHA Final Face-off title with 19 saves in semifinal shutout win over North Dakota (March 4) and 26 saves in 5-4 overtime championship win over Minnesota (March 5) ... made 29 saves in 2-1 win over Minnesota Duluth (March 12) to advance to the NCAA Frozen Four ... made 23 saves against Boston College (March 18) and 15 saves against Boston University (March 20) en route to national title in Frozen Four

Prep: Drafted by the Chicago Steel in 2009 as the first female ever drafted into the USHL ... played for the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals AAA Boys Midget Minors as a sophomore and junior and the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals AAA Boys Midget Majors as a senior ... played for the Chicago Mission AAA '92 Boys Bantam Majors as a freshman ... team was state and regional champions and participated in the USA Hockey National Championships ... won gold in the 2009 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship while playing with the U18 Women's National Team as the top goaltender ... had a .947 saves percentage with a 1.28 goals against average ... also participated in the 2008 and 2009 USA Hockey Women's National Festival and the 2008 and 2009 USA u18 Women's three game series vs. Team Canada ... participated in USA Hockey National Development Camps from 2006-2009 ... participated in the Warren Strelow National Goaltending Camp in 2009 ... also played varsity girls lacrosse for Arrowhead as a freshman and sophomore, winning two state titles in 2007 and 2008 ... honor roll member

Personal: Parents are Tim and Nancy Rigsby ... has two brothers, Zach and Chase ... catches left ... undecided major ... enjoys music ... started playing hockey at age six ... role models are Jessie Vetter and Angela Ruggiero ... favorite sport other than hockey is golf ... played boys hockey since the age of six and played AAA boys hockey since the age of 10

Why Wisconsin?
"It had everything I was looking for: a great coaching staff, great hockey team and a great education."

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VIDEO: Rigsby makes stick save of the year in NCAA women's quarter-final (Yahoo Sports - March 16, 2014)
Rigsby's 100th career win sends Wisconsin to Frozen Four (March 16, 2014)
Alex Rigsby has big goals in sight (Wisconsin State Journal - March 15, 2014)
Never out of Focus (Varsity Magazine - Feb. 13, 2014)
Wisconsin's Alex Rigsby is mentally tough (USA Hockey - Jan 13, 2014)
Olympic snub motivates UW women's goaltender Alex Rigsby (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Nov. 14, 2013)
Rigsby first to play at U18, U22 and senior levels (Hockey Canada - April 13, 2013)
Rigsby eagerly awaits postseason debut (Feb. 22, 2012)
VIDEO: UW Goalie Alex Rigsby Feature (Feb. 2, 2012)
Rigsby fundamental in Badgers success (Jan. 29, 2012)
Winter Taining Camp showcases top U.S. talent (Dec. 30, 2011)
Still young, Rigsby continues to thrive in goal (Oct. 25, 2011)
Diary of the Frozen Four (March 17, 2011)
It's a goalie world (Feb. 25, 2011)
Rigsby eagerly awaits postseason debut (Badger Herald - Feb. 22, 2011)
Blog: Madison.com catches up with Alex Rigsby (Feb. 8, 2011)
Series Spotlight: Alex Rigsby on Bemidji State (Feb. 4, 2011)
Rigsby named WCHA Rookie of the Week (Feb. 2, 2011)
Badgers pick up two WCHA weekly awards (Dec. 15, 2010)
Rigsby accepts challenges presented by goaltending, Johnson (Dec. 9, 2010)
Rigsby named top goaltender at IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championship (April 3, 2010)
Badger women's hockey adds four (Nov. 25, 2009)

Rigsby's Career Statistics as of March 22, 2014

Season GP-GS Minutes GA GAA Saves Save % W L T SHo PPG SHG
2010-11 31-31 1844:52 54 1.76 630 .921 27 1 2 7 15 3
2011-12 40-38 2345:04 56 1.43 1044 .949 33 5 2 9 15 3
2012-13 35-35 2096:40 52 1.49 856 .943 23 10 2 7 17 0
2013-14 27-27 1594:33 35 1.32 596 .945 17 7 2 7 8 1
Career 133-131 7881:09 197 1.50 3126 .941 100 23 8 30 55 7

Rigsby's Career WCHA Statistics as of Feb. 28, 2014

Season GP-GS Minutes GA GAA Saves Save % W L T SHo PPG SHG
2010-11 20-20 1171:17 36 1.84 407 .919 16 1 2 5 12 3
2011-12 28-27 1669:34 41 1.47 790 .951 23 3 2 6 11 3
2012-13 28-28 1683:26 45 1.60 699 .940 17 9 2 5 15 0
2013-14 19-19 1118:12 24 1.29 426 .947 12 4 2 4 6 0
Career 88-86 5702:21 146 1.54 2322 .941 68 17 8 20 44 6
Career Game Highs
Shots faced 50; vs. North Dakota (T, 4-4, OT), Jan. 15, 2012
Saves 46; (2x) MR at North Dakota (T, 4-4, OT), Jan. 15, 2012
Saves (win) 46; (2x) at Minnesota Duluth (W, 6-3), Oct. 22, 2011
Saves (shutout) 36; vs Minnesota Duluth (W, 2-0), Jan. 20, 2012
Fewest shots faced (complete game) 10; (3x) MR vs. North Dakota, Feb. 11, 2011

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