After three days of Katie Meyer’s death, Stanford University has responded to claims whether the player was facing potential disciplinary action for defending a teammate.
Steve and Gina Meyer, the parents of Katie said in an interview with Today on March 4 that their daughter “died by suicide,” specifying that their daughter was “triggered” due to an email she had received from Stanford University about her facing punishment from the school. Steve said that Katie was “defending a teammate on campus over an incident” prior to her passing.”
Although her parents said that they had not seen the email. Gina said that Katie had been receiving emails from the university regarding a potential disciplinary action for the past few months and believed that the latest note “was kind of the final letter that there was going to be a ‘trial’ or some kind of something.”
The Assistant Vice President of External Communications at Stanford University, Dee Mostofi made the following statement in an interview with E! News, “We are not able to share information about confidential student disciplinary matters.”
“Our entire community is devastated by Katie’s death, and we share our deepest condolences with Katie’s family and everyone who knew her at Stanford, across the country, and around the world. Katie touched so many lives.” Dee also said that “We as a university community continue to grieve with Katie’s family and cherish our memories of her.”
Katie who was the captain of Stanford’s women’s soccer team was found dead in her residential campus o March 1. She captained her school team when they won the 2019 NCAA women’s soccer championship.
Previously Stanford said that Katie was “extraordinarily committed to everything and everyone in her world,” also adding that “friends describe her as a larger-than-life team player in all her pursuits.”
Gina told in an interview with Today that for the past few days it was “a parent’s worst nightmare,” also saying that their daughter was “in great spirits” in spite of her having, “ a lot on her plate.”