Soccer player

Katie Meyer, Stanford football player, committed suicide

The death of Stanford soccer goalie Katie Meyer has been ruled self-inflicted.

The Santa Clara County medical examiner found no indication of foul play, according to a statement obtained by multiple media outlets Thursday.

Meyer, 22, was found dead in an on-campus residence hall, the school announced Wednesday.

Katie Meyer
Stanford Women’s Football

“Katie was extraordinarily committed to everything and everyone in her world,” Stanford vice provost for student affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole and athletic director Bernard Muir said in a post on the university’s communications site.

“Friends describe her as a larger than life team player in everything from choosing an academic discipline which she says has ‘changed my perspective on the world and the very important challenges we face together. to overcome” to the passion she brought to the Cardinal women’s soccer program and women’s sports in general.

“…There are no words to express the emptiness we feel right now. We are reaching out to all of you in our community because this concerns us all. Know that you are not alone.”

Meyer captained the Cardinal and made two crucial penalty shootout saves to beat North Carolina and help Stanford win the 2019 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship.

A senior from Burbank, Calif., she majored in international relations and minored in history.

“There are no words,” Katie’s sister, Samantha, wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday. “Thank you for all the kindness extended to my family. I’m not ready to post anything major yet. We are heartbroken and love Kat so much.

A second screenshot of Samantha's Instagram story
A screenshot of Samantha’s Instagram story

A GoFundMe Meyer family account raised $139,000 Friday morning.

Katie Meyer
A GoFundMe for Meyer’s family has been launched following the tragedy.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free, confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or go to