Stanford Goalkeeper Katie Meyer, 22, Is Dead


The university announced that Katie Meyer, the goalkeeper, and captain of the Stanford women's soccer team, has died.

Katie Meyer was 22 years old.

According to the university, her death occurred in an on-campus residence, but a cause of death was not provided.

A senior studying international relations and history.

Katie  Meyer made two critical saves in a penalty shootout to help Stanford win the national championship in 2019.

Stanford said in a statement: "Her friends describe her as a larger-than-life team player in all her pursuits."

"From choosing an academic discipline, she said, changed my perspective on the world."

"And the significant challenges that we need to work together to overcome to the passion."

"She brought to the Cardinal women's soccer program and women's sports in general."

The university has resources available for those affected by Katie Meyer's death and encourages people to check in on those around them.

Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir said in a statement:

"There are no words to express the deep sadness we feel about Katie Meyer's passing."

"Katie was an outstanding student-athlete and a beloved, passionate leader here at Stanford."

"Our entire athletics community is heartbroken, and Katie will be deeply missed."

Meyer attended high school in Newbury Park, California.

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