Soccer player

Katie Meyer, Stanford footballer, found dead on campus

Katie Meyer, the goaltender for the Stanford women’s soccer team, died at a residence hall on campus, the school announced Wednesday.

“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 message to the campus community on the communications site. of the University.

Katie Meyer playing for Stanford in the 2019 NCAA Tournament
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“Friends describe her as a larger than life team player in all of her endeavors, 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. Fiercely competitive, Katie made two critical saves in a penalty shootout against North Carolina to help Stanford to win her third NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship in 2019. Katie has been a shining light to so many on the field and in our community.

“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 all of us. Please know that you are not alone.”

Katie Meyer
Katie Meyer playing for Stanford on December 8, 2019
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A cause of death was not given.

Meyer, a senior, majoring in international relations and minoring in history. She was captain of the Stanford team. Originally from Burbank, Calif., Meyer has two sisters, Samantha and Siena.

In the post, Brubaker-Cole and Muir said counseling staff were on-site at Meyer’s residence working with student-athletes.