How Stanford University women’s soccer captain Katie Meyer died… what we know

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On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, it was confirmed that Katie Meyer was no more. She died as the captain of Stanford University’s Stanford Cardinal women’s soccer team.

Katie Meyer who was born on January 20, 2000, reportedly died on March 1, 2022, at the age of 22.

Meyer became very popular at Stanford University after saving two penalties which helped the school to win the NCAA women’s soccer championship in 2019.

The late college soccer star was pursuing a degree in international relations, with a minor in history before she was pronounced dead earlier in the month.

What killed Katie Meyer?

Katie Meyer was a very active person when she was alive which means that she was not a person suspected to be harboring any helmet.

Unfortunately, on March 1, 2022, she was found dead in her dorm room in Crothers Hall, a residential housing building on the Stanford campus.

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According to reports, Meyer’s mother said she received a series of emails from Stanford University indicating that the late footballer breached some disciplinary protocols in the university.

She disclosed that the last set of mail she received from the university indicated that Katie Meyer has to face trial over her disciplinary breaches.

Hence, it is believed that her death is connected with the disciplinary actions that were about to be taken against her.

However, the school’s management has refused to make public the disciplinary breaches she committed before she died.

When the news first broke that Meyer was dead, it was reported that she committed suicide. On March 3, 2022, a statement from Santa Clara County confirmed that the coroner’s office determined the death to be “self-inflicted”, with “no indication of foul play”. This means that Katie Meyer committed suicide.

Tribute to Meyer

When it was confirmed that Katie Meyer was dead, Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea took to his Instagram story to pay his last respect to the female soccer goalkeeper.

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Katie’s sister, Samantha Meyer took to social media to write: “There are no words. Thank you for all the kindness extended to my family.”

While the vice provost for student affairs at Stanford, Susie Brubaker-Cole said: “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 women’s sports in general.”

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