Stanford women’s soccer star Katie Meyer — a Cardinal goalkeeper and a team captain — has tragically died, the school announced Tuesday.
She was only 22 years old. No cause of death was revealed.
“Please join us in offering our deepest condolences to her parents and sisters,” university officials said of Meyer in a statement. “We would also like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Katie’s friends, hallmates, classmates, teammates, faculty and coaches.”
School officials added that counseling has been made available all over campus to students and others who are grieving the loss.
Meyer — described by the school as “a bright shining light for so many” — was one of the Cardinal’s best players … and had helped the team win the NCAA women’s soccer championship in 2019.
Can never forget this big mood 🤫🔑 pic.twitter.com/PUCkSxAYxR
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 4, 2020 @ESPNFC
During that title game against North Carolina, she made two massive saves to help secure the victory. Her celebration afterward went viral.
Meyer was slated to be a redshirt senior on Stanford’s team this season.