The tragedy shocked the world of university athletics:
Stanford women’s soccer team captain and goalkeeper Katie Meyer was found dead on Wednesday, the university said this afternoon.
She was 22 years old.
The cause of death is not reported at this time.
Today, in a joint statement on the school’s website, Susie Brubaker-Cole, Stanford’s vice vice chancellor for student affairs and sports director Bernard Muir:
“It is with great sadness that we announce that Katie Meyer, a senior major in International Relations and History, a permanent assistant, and captain and goalkeeper of the Stanford women’s soccer team, has died.
“Please join us and express our deepest condolences to her parents and sisters.
“We would also like to express our sincere condolences to Katie’s friends, classmates, classmates, classmates, teachers and coaches.”
Meyer made a couple of critical saves in a penalty shootout to help Stanford win the 2019 national championship.
Her intense and agitated reaction to one of these saves was shown on ESCN’s SportsCenter and at the time went viral; we have posted a screenshot below.
Stanford continued in his statement:
Her friends describe her as a team player more than life, in all her pursuits, from choosing a discipline, she said, “changed my view of the world and the very important issues we need to work on together,” to the passion she brought in the women’s football program “Cardinal” and in women’s sports in general. “
School officials also said counseling services are available to all students and student-athletes, explaining that Stanford “will continue to appeal to and offer support to many members of the campus community who knew her.”
In total, Meyer played in 50 games over three seasons, making 20 lockouts and winning 34 matches, scoring just 35 goals.
According to The Stanford Daily, on March 1, a dead unidentified student who was a member of the women’s soccer team was found on campus.
At around 11 a.m. Tuesday, ambulances surrounded an apartment building on campus.
When the terrible news of Katie’s death was announced, tributes of respect began to pour in on social networks.
The U.S. Football Federation wrote in a tweet: “Thoughts and hearts of the entire U.S. Football Federation with family, friends, teammates and loved ones Katie Meyer.
And the NCAA wrote:
“We join Stanford in mourning the loss of Katie Meyer. Our condolences to her family, friends and teammates. “
Last month, Meyer launched a live show called Be The Mentality, posting about it on Twitter as follows:
“Guys, I was very happy to finally start my show 🙂 we’ll talk about life, sports, college, all the best.”
In her first episode, which came out on February 13, her father Steve was shown to “hear his side of their story”.
We extend our condolences to friends, family members and loved ones Katie Meyer. May she rest in peace.
Katie Meyer, Stanford University football captain, has died at the age of 22
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