Stanford University confirmed Wednesday that Katie Meyer, an undergraduate student who died Tuesday, was the goalkeeper for the school’s women’s soccer team.
The Meyer was found dead at her home on campus Tuesday, the university first reporting the student was unidentified.
Although at first the causes of his premature death were not commented on, AS from the United States reported that it could have been a possible suicide. “The Stanford community has suffered an unimaginable loss. Our prayers and love go out to Katie’s family and friends,” the Stanford Athletics account posted.
The 22-year-old Meyer, who was the opening goalie in Stanford’s 2019 National Championship game, made two saves to help the Cardinal win its third NCAA women’s soccer title in a penalty shootout. Her reaction to the second save, where she looked directly into the ESPN camera, shut her mouth, and dropped the key, immediately went viral.
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The Quakes send their thoughts and love to the family, friends, teammates and loved ones of Katie Meyer.
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) March 2, 2022
In a statement, Stanford Vice-Chancellor Susie Brubaker-Cole and Athletics Director Bernard Muir said, “Katie has been extraordinarily dedicated to everyone in her world and in all her endeavors. She changed my perspective of the world and the important challenges that we need to work ». together.'”
Muir also tweeted: “There are no words to express the deep sadness we feel at the death of Katie Meyer. Katie was an outstanding student-athlete and a loving and passionate leader at Stanford. Our entire athletic community is heartbroken and will miss Katie dearly.
Mayer played 50 games in three seasons for the Cardinal, creating 20 shutouts and winning 34 games, while scoring just 35 goals. Her Golding in 2019 was a key factor in winning the Stanford title, as she went undefeated with 11 shutouts in 16 starts (15-0-1). She was listed as the redshirt senior on Stanford’s 2022 roster and has been in recent social media posts.
Meyer has twice been the captain of the Stanford team and has twice been named to the Pac-12 academic honors list. She excelled in international relations and had little history. She recently recorded the first episode of the series that she hosts as “Be the Mentality,” which she tweeted as “life, sports, college, everything good.” Her first guest was her father.
She was also part of the Varsity Squad press release, the inaugural event for Just Women’s Sports, a training program designed to “improve and grow women’s sports coverage.” Mayer used the latest bylaws changes to allow NCAA players to monetize her name, likeness, and custom rights by starting a cameo page and running various sponsored posts.
The Meyer grew up in Newbury Park in Ventura County, about an hour northwest of Los Angeles. At Newbury Park High School, Meyer was also a kicker on the football team for two seasons and says she once successfully kicked three extra points in the game.
Very torn up right now. Katie and I talked only a handful of times and I always admired her play and her passion for the game. Prayers go out to her friends and family 🤍 https://t.co/tDSWTYwzXA
— Sarah Fuller (@SarahFuller_27) March 2, 2022
Statement from Just Women’s Sports on the unexpected passing of Stanford Goalie Katie Meyer. pic.twitter.com/r8WsbpsXMB
— Just Women’s Sports (@justwsports) March 2, 2022
Found these comments under the ESPN post announcing Katie Meyer’s death. Anti vaxxers are legit the worst people in the world pic.twitter.com/Ms1pVNLzDH
— Svetz (@Svetz17) March 2, 2022
Absolutely, totally just devastated today. Rest in peace to Katie Meyer, a campus icon and my favorite Stanford women's soccer player. pic.twitter.com/Dv2AtsL6DE
— C. Dundes 🏳️🌈 (@spiffyscientist) March 2, 2022
I will miss you so much my friend 😭😭😭
— Antonio Garcia (@Iruk_WomenSport) March 2, 2022
— katie meyer (@kdmeyer19) February 13, 2022