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Captain of Stanford women's soccer team found dead

Stanford Meyer Soccer
Posted at 12:05 PM, Mar 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-03 14:16:06-05

Katie Meyer, the Stanford women's soccer team's goalkeeper, has died.

The university said she was found dead at a campus residence this week.

"There are no words to express the emptiness that we feel at this moment," Susie Brubaker-Cole, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, and Bernard Muir, Stanford's Director of Athletics, said in a joint statement.

According to ESPN, Meyer made two critical saves in the penalty shootout of the 2019 national championship game. Those saves lifted Stanford to victory over North Carolina.

Meyer's death is being felt across the sporting world. The NCAA and the National Women's Soccer League expressed their condolences.

The team captain was a senior, majoring in international relations.

Officials have not said how Meyer died.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that last February, Stanford said medical student Rose Wong was found dead by suicide in an on-campus residence. Six months later, engineering student Jacob Meisel was killed in Palo Alto after being struck by a train in what the Santa Clara County coroner ruled a suicide. This year, in late January, law student Dylan Simmons was found dead in an on-campus residence.


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