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Champion Stanford Soccer Star Katie Meyer Found Dead at 22


Katie Meyer, Stanford University women’s soccer team goalkeeper who helped the team win the 2019 national title, has died at the age of 22. Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole and Director of Athletics Bernard Muir sent out a statement by the university on Wednesday:

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.

Katie was extraordinarily committed to everything and everyone in her world. Her friends describe her as a larger-than-life team player in all her pursuits, from choosing an academic discipline she said ‘changed my perspective on the world and the very important challenges that we need to work together to overcome’ to the passion she brought to the Cardinal women’s soccer program and to women’s sports in general.

Fiercely competitive, Katie made two critical saves in a penalty shootout against North Carolina to help Stanford win its third NCAA women’s soccer championship in 2019. Katie was a bright shining light for so many on the field and in our community…

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