Katie Meyer, Stanford Soccer star dies at 22.
The Goalkeeper and Captain of the Stanford Women’s Soccer Team, Katie Meyer dies at 22. The Vice- Provost for student affairs, Susie Brubaker at Stanford University on the school’s website spoke about the demise of Katie. “It is with great sadness that we report Katie Meyer a Senior Majoring in International Relations and Minoring in History, Team captain and Goalkeeper has passed away”. In 2019, Meyer won the National Championship as a team captain.
In February, Katie started a live show called ‘Be the Mentality’ on her Twitter page ” Guys, I’ve been so excited to finally start my show we are going to be talking about life, sports, college, and all good stuff”. On the 13th of February, her first episode featured her dad Steve to hear his side of their story.
The promising soccer goalie died by suicide in her campus Hall of Residence, confirming the statement from the County of Santa Clara on Thursday. Steve and Gina Meyer believe their daughter’s fear of potential disciplinary action from the school may have contributed to her death.
Meyer’s Sister, Sam Meyer wrote on her Instagram honoring her sibling. “Thank you all for the kindness extended to my family. I’m not ready to post anything yet. We are broken-hearted and love Kat so much”. Katie’s friends describe her as a larger-than-life team player in all her pursuits, she also changed my perspective on the world, and to overcome challenges we need to work together. “She brought passion to the Women’s Soccer Program and women in general”. Said in a statement by Stanford.
A Go FundMe page was set up in her memory, Dear Friends and Family together as a community we are all mourning the passing of Katie Meyer. On March 1, 2022, our dear friends lost their beautiful daughter. Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with Katie’s family- there are just no words to describe the loss.
She is survived by parents Steve and Gina Meyer, Sister Sam.