PALO ALTO, Calif. — Katie Meyer, a student and captain of the women’s soccer team at Stanford University, was found dead in an on-campus residence, according to university officials on Wednesday. She was 22.
Meyer, a goalkeeper who helped Stanford win the NCAA women’s championship in 2019, was a senior majoring in international relations, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. A cause of death was not given by the university, according to ESPN.
“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,” Stanford said in a statement on its website.
According to The Stanford Daily, students saw ambulances and law enforcement vehicles arrive at Meyer’s dormitory room at 11 a.m. PST Tuesday.