Stanford University is in mourning as a life was taken far too soon. One of the university’s soccer players, Katie Meyer, passed away at the age of 22. She was the goalkeeper of the Stanford Women’s Soccer Team.

The Vice Provost of student affairs Sussie Brubaker-Cole along with Athletic Director Bernard Muir made a joint statement, “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,”

They further added, “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.”

It was confirmed by the school officials that counseling services are available to every student and said that Stanford, “will continue to reach out and offer support to the many campus community members who knew her.”

However, the cause of her death is still not mentioned in the official statement made by the University.

As per The Stanford Daily, the undergraduate student was found dead in an on-campus residence on 1st March. On Tuesday morning students noticed several ambulances and police vehicles around the residence halls. A police officer also said that they were unable to give any details about the medical emergency until the individual’s family was informed.

As the news spread there were many tributes on social media.  The  U.S. Soccer Federation tweeted, “will continue to reach out and offer support to the many campus community members who knew her.” The NCAA tweeted, “We join Stanford in mourning the loss of Katie Meyer. Our condolences to her family, friends and teammates.”

According to the school’s website, Katie’s from Newbury Park, California. She became team captain and won the NCAA Championship in 2019 and then became a two-time Pac-12 Champion.

In February, she started a live show- The Mentality. Her first episode was released on Feb 13. The episode also featured her dad Steve. She shared on Twitter, “GUYS i’ve been so excited to finally start my show 🙂 we’re going to be talking life, sports, college, all the good stuff.”

RIP, Katie Meyer. You’ll live in our hearts.

Sanchari Ghosh

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