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Katie Meyer, a soccer player at Stanford University, was found dead on campus

Katie Meyer, a soccer player at Stanford University, was found dead on campus

Kate Meyer, the goalkeeper for the Stanford women’s soccer team, has died in on-campus housing, the school announced Wednesday.

“Katie has been extraordinarily committed to everything and everyone in her world,” Stanford Vice Dean for Student Affairs Susie Brubacher Cole and athletic director Bernard Muir said in a letter to the campus community on the university’s communications website. Her friends describe her as a larger-than-life team player in all of her endeavours, from choosing an academic major that “changed my view of the world and the very important challenges we need to work together to overcome” to the passion I attended the Cardinal Women’s Football Program and to women’s sports in general. A fierce competitor, Katie made two saves in penalty shootouts against North Carolina to help Stanford win the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship for the third time in 2019. Katie was a shining streak of light for many on the court and in our community.

Katie Meyer playing with Stanford on December 8, 2019
John Todd / ISI Images

There are no words to express the emptiness we feel at this moment. We connect with all of you in our community, because this affects all of us. It should be noted that you are not alone.”

The cause of death was not mentioned.

Meyer, an advanced student, majored in international relations and a minor in history. She was the captain of the Stanford team. Meyer, a native of Burbank, California, has two sisters, Samantha and Sienna.

In the letter, Brubacher Cole and Muir said counseling staff was on site in Mayer’s residence hall and working with student-athletes.

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