Katie Meyer, captain and goalkeeper for the Stanford University women’s soccer team, has passed away. She was 22 years old.
The university confirmed Mayer’s death in a letter sent to the school community on Wednesday.
According to the letter, obtained by NBC News, Meyer died in on-campus housing.
“Katie has been extraordinarily committed to everything and everyone in her world,” the statement said. Her friends describe her as a larger-than-life team player in all her endeavors, from choosing an academic major that “changed my view of the world and the very important challenges 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. “.
The letter also referred to Mayer helping Stanford win the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship for the third time in 2019 with two saves in penalty shootouts.
The university provided resources for students and said it would provide details about opportunities to remember Mayer. No information was provided about how she died.
Meyer was a senior in international relations and versed in history. She was also a resident assistant.
Stanford University Athletics has published an honest message on its website Twitter page.
The Stanford community has suffered an unimaginable loss. Our thoughts and love are with Katie’s family and friends.” The post included a picture of Mayer in her soccer uniform and a heart emoji.
Official American Football Twitter The page shared the Stanford University Athletics tribute and added, “The thoughts and hearts of the entire NFL are with Katie Meyer’s family, friends, colleagues and loved ones.”
Stanford women’s soccer team uploaded a file picture From Meyer in action in the field. “We love you, Katie,” the post said.