Stanford soccer team captain Katie Meyer, 22, found dead in campus residence

The goalie helped the university win the national championship in 2019. Officials have not released cause of death.

Katie Meyer, the goalkeeper and captain of the Stanford women’s soccer team, has died, the university announced. Meyer was 22 years old.

Her death occurred in an on-campus residence, according to the university, but a cause of death was not provided.

A senior studying international relations and history, Meyer made two key saves in a penalty shootout to help Stanford win the national championship in 2019.

“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.

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