According to Stanford Institution, Katie Meyer, a captain and goalie for the Stanford Women’s Soccer Team, died at the age of 22 on March 2, the university said.
Stanford’s vice provost for student affairs, Susie Brubaker-Cole, and athletic director Bernard Muir released a joint statement on the school’s website announcing the death of Katie Meyer, a senior majoring in International Relations and minoring in History who was also a Resident Assistant and a team captain and goalkeeper on the Stanford Women’s Soccer Team.
They went on to say, “Please join us in expressing our heartfelt sympathies to her parents and sisters during this difficult time. We would also want to express our profound sympathies to Katie’s friends, hallmates, classmates, teammates, instructors, and coaches, as well as to her family and friends.”
Stanford officials also stated that counseling services are available to all students and student-athletes and that the university “will continue to reach out and offer support to the many campus community members who knew her.” Stanford officials also stated that counseling services are available to all students and student-athletes.
According to the university’s official announcement, the reason for death was not disclosed.
According to an email from the vice provost, an anonymous undergraduate student who was a member of the women’s soccer team was discovered deceased in an on-campus house on March 1, according to the Stanford Daily.
According to The Stanford Daily, students observed ambulances and police trucks outside one of the resident halls early on Tuesday morning and reported it. According to the magazine, a police officer said that they were unable to provide any information regarding the medical issue until the individual’s family had been alerted.
As soon as the devastating news of Katie’s death reached the public, the outpouring of condolences began on social media. The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) tweeted, “As the U.S. Soccer Federation said, “The thoughts and prayers of the entire United States Soccer Federation are with Katie Meyer’s family, friends and teammates,” while the NCAA stated, “We join Stanford in grieving the death of Katie Meyer.” We extend our heartfelt sympathies to her family, friends, and fellow colleagues.”
According to the school’s website, she was originally from Newbury Park, Calif., and went on to become team captain after helping the team win the NCAA Championship in 2019 and becoming a two-time Pac-12 Champion.
Katie began hosting a live program last month called Be The Mentality, which she promoted on Twitter “GUYS, I’ve been so looking forward to finally launching my show:) We’ll be talking about anything from life to sports to college and everything in between.” Her first episode, which aired on February 13, featured her father Steve, who she interviewed in order to “hear his side of their tale.”
Her parents, Steve and Gina Meyer, as well as her sisters Samantha and Siena, will survive her.