Stanford women’s soccer star Katie Meyer was found dead on a California university campus at the age of 22.
Meyer, the goalkeeper and team captain, died in the campus dormitory but the cause of death remains unclear, but the university said there was no danger to other students at this time.
The senior athlete studied international relations and history and helped Stanford win the national championship in 2019.
Friends describe him as a larger-than-life team player in all of his pursuits, from choosing an academic discipline he says ‘changed my perspective on the world and the very important challenges we need to work together to overcome’ to passion. she was brought into the Cardinal women’s soccer program and women’s sports in general,” Stanford said in a statement.
The university said it had provided resources to those affected by Meyer’s death.
“There are no words to express the deep sadness we feel about the passing of Katie Meyer,” Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir said in a statement.
Katie is an outstanding student-athlete and a beloved and passionate leader here at Stanford. Our entire athletic community is heartbroken and Katie will be sorely missed.’
Meyer’s brother Sam Perez, meanwhile, took to his Instagram Stories to honor his brother.
“No words,” Perez wrote on Instagram.
Thank you for all the kindness given to my family. I’m not ready to post anything big yet. We are heartbroken and love Kat so much.’
A GoFundMe page has been created in her memory: ‘A few words from Andrea Dear Friends and Family, Together as a community, we all mourn 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 no words to describe this loss.’
Knowing Katie means loving Katie. He is a larger than life, a shining light that shines so brightly on and off the football pitch and for our community,” it read.
‘He is a leader in everything he pursues. Many of you have asked what you can do to help the Meyer family.
While there is nothing we can do to relieve their unimaginable pain, we hope that the kindness of friends, family and community can help Steve, Gina, and the girls as they grieve.
Your prayers, thoughts and yes, your financial support are greatly appreciated– while food and gift cards are welcome, we believe that the prize money will be of the greatest benefit to their family at this time.
Please give them what you can to show them our love and support and to help them with funerals and other expenses through this unthinkable time. All donations will go directly to Katie’s family.
Meyer has previously spoken about the challenges of balancing her schedule on the university’s website.
‘Travelling during the Fall can be stressful as I miss classes, but my professors were very accommodating and understanding…my teammates and I tried to pay them back by getting a big win for the Farm,’ he explained.