Stanford announces passing of Katie Meyer

Stanford announces passing of Katie Meyer
by TopDrawerSoccer
March 2, 2022

Stanford University announced the tragic passing of Katie Meyer, a goalkeeper on the women's soccer team, 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," Susie Brubaker-Cole, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, wrote on the school's website. "Please join us in offering our deepest condolences to her parents and sisters. We would also like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Katie’s friends, hallmates, classmates, teammates, faculty and coaches. University counseling staff have been on-site at her residence hall, and athletics counseling staff have been working with our student athletes.

"We will continue to reach out and offer support to the many campus community members who knew her. 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."

Meyer, a native of California, helped Stanford(w) capture the 2019 national title in a shootout win against North Carolina(w). She played club soccer at Real So Cal and Eagles SC before graduating from high school in 2018.

A U.S. youth international, several tributes were posted on social media.

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