Katie Meyer, Stanford soccer star, has committed suicide.
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday’s cause of death.
Kathryn Meyer’s murder is being investigated by the County of Santa Clara Medical Examiner/Coroner. The Sheriff’s Office stated in a statement that there is no evidence of foul play and Meyer’s death was ruled self-inflicted. “The Medical Examiner Coroner extends its sincere condolences for the Meyer family, friends and fans.”
22-year-old Meyer was the popular goalie who guided the Cardinal to the 2019 NCAA College Cup title game. Stanford announced Tuesday Meyer’s death at her campus residence. On Friday, her parents, Steve and Gina Meyer discussed what possible disciplinary actions might have led to something for their daughter.
“The last few days are like a parent’s worst nightmare, and you don’t wake up from them.” It’s absolutely horrible,” Gina Meyer said to NBC News.
Meyer, who was a high school football player and kicked extra points, stopped two penalty shots to help Stanford win a shootout victory against North Carolina. This came after a scoreless 2019 championship match.
Newbury Park native Californian, the animated celebration she gave after Stanford’s second save was captured by teammate Kiara Pickett at the drill.