A Stanford University student found dead on campus has been identified as Katie Meyer, while not disclosing any details surrounding Meyer’s death, the University said the campus was in a state of mourning.
Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir said in a statement
“There are no words to express the deep sadness we feel about Katie Meyer’s passing, Katie was an outstanding student-athlete and a beloved, passionate leader here at Stanford. Our entire athletics community is heartbroken and Katie will be deeply missed.”
University officials said in a news release
“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,”.
“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.”
Cause of death
A cause of death was not immediately provided. Brubaker-Cole had revealed Monday that an unidentified student had died in campus residence.
According to Police
According to police, “there was no ongoing safety threat to those on campus.” The school did not identify the student at the time nor the cause of death to honor the family’s privacy.
In Stanford’s 2019 triumph, Meyer made a pair of saves during a shootout to lead her squad to a 5-4 win over North Carolina after a scoreless draw through regulation and overtime. She drew national attention for a demonstrative celebration after her second save.
ESPN Twitter Post
When an ESPN Twitter post on the save several months later drew some disparaging comments.
“Some tough replies under this one … but if you told my 9-year-old-gk self that ESPNFC would show a SAVE SHE MADE? I think she’d find a way to get over a few mean comments. girl power forever.”
Katie Meyer Member of 2019 NCAA Championship Team
Meyer famously made two saves in a penalty shootout against North Carolina in the 2019 women’s soccer championship, helping the Cardinal win the title.