The Standford student who was found dead in an on-campus residence on Monday has been identified as 22-year-old Katie Meyer. Her cause of death was not known.

Who was Katie Meyer?

Katie Meyer, a California native, was a member of Stanford’s women’s soccer team who memorably led the Cardinal to victory in the 2019 NCAA College Cup championship game. She had stopped two penalty shots to lead Stanford to a 5-4 shootout victory over North Carolina after a scoreless draw in the 2019 championship game. 

“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,” Standford said in a statement.

“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.”

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Following her death, the US Soccer Federation offered condolences to her family, saying, “The thoughts and hearts of the entire US Soccer Federation are with the family, friends, teammates and loved ones of Katie Meyer.”

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The National Women’s Soccer League wrote on Twitter, “The NWSL would like to offer our deepest condolences to the friends, family, teammates and loved ones of Katie and the entire Stanford community.”