Stanford Goalkeeper Katie Meyer Dies Aged 22
Stanford goalkeeper and team captain Katie Meyer has died aged 22.
College officials confirmed that Meyer had been found dead in her on-campus dorm room on Tuesday.
Her cause of death has not yet been released, but police stated that there is no ongoing threat to those on campus.
“It is with great sadness that we report that Katie Meyer, a senior majoring in International Relations and minoring in History, a Resident Assistant and a team captain and goalkeeper on the Stanford Women’s Soccer Team, has passed away,” a statement read.
“Katie was extraordinarily committed to everything and everyone in her world […] There are no words to express the emptiness that we feel in this moment.”
Though still in college, Meyer is remembered fondly in the women’s soccer community for her performance in the 2019 NCAA title decider in which she made two crucial saves in a penalty shootout.
Can never forget this big mood ?? pic.twitter.com/PUCkSxAYxR
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 4, 2020
The passing of such a promising player and even better person has sparked an outpouring of love from the women’s soccer community in particular.
Last night both Orlando Pride and Kansas City Current joined forces to remember Meyer, wearing ‘KM’ tape on their wrists during the game.
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— Orlando Pride (@ORLPride) March 3, 2022
Her sister Sam took to Instagram to thank people for the offering of love and support, sharing a link to a GoFundMe for a memorial.
“There are no words,” she wrote. “Thank you for all the kindness extended to my family. I’m not ready to post anything big yet. We are broken hearted and love Kat so much.”
Stanford has put into place resources to help students, and friends of Meyer’s, through this difficult time.
“We can all help by checking in on friends and loved ones. Be caring to yourselves and one another.”
Rest in Peace, Katie.
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