April 15, 2024

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Stanford women’s soccer team captain Katie Meyer dies at 22

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Stanford women’s soccer team captain Katie Meyer dies at 22

Katie Meyer, the captain and goalkeeper of Stanford University’s women’s soccer staff, has died. She was 22.

The university confirmed Meyer’s death in a letter sent to the school’s group Wednesday. 

In accordance to the letter, which was acquired by NBC News, Meyer died in a campus residence.

“Katie was extraordinarily committed to anything and every person in her planet,” the assertion stated. “Her friends explain her as a greater-than-life group participant in all her pursuits, from picking out an tutorial willpower she claimed ‘changed my viewpoint on the environment and the quite crucial problems that we will need to do the job collectively to overcome’ to the enthusiasm she introduced to the Cardinal women’s soccer system and to women’s sporting activities in normal.”

The letter also referred to Meyer’s aiding Stanford acquire its 3rd NCAA women’s soccer championship in 2019 with two will save in a penalty-kick shootout. 

The college offered methods for college students and stated it will supply details about options to don’t forget Meyer. It did not provide information and facts about how she died.

Meyer was a senior who majored in intercontinental relations and minored in historical past. She was also a resident assistant. 

Stanford Athletics posted a heartfelt concept on its Twitter page. 

“The Stanford community has experienced an unimaginable decline. Our thoughts & enjoy are with Katie’s spouse and children & good friends,” the tweet reported. The submit provided a picture of Meyer in her soccer uniform and a heart emoji. 

The formal U.S. Soccer Twitter page shared Stanford Athletics’ tribute and included, “The feelings and hearts of the overall U.S. Soccer Federation are with the loved ones, mates, teammates and beloved types of Katie Meyer.”

The NCAA and the Pac-12 Meeting also tweeted posts honoring Meyer.

The Stanford’s women’s soccer team uploaded a photo of Meyer in action on the field. “We really like you, Katie,” the write-up explained. 

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