We have a tragic update on the passing of Katie Meyer.

As previously reported, the University of Stanford soccer team goalie and captain was found dead on Tuesday inside of her campus apartment.

She was 22 years old.

We can now confirm, meanwhile, Meyer’s cause of death.


“There is no indication of foul play, and Meyer’s death was determined to be self-inflicted,” the County of Santa Clara, California said in a statement late Thursday.

Indeed, Meyer appears to have committed suicide.

“We are exceedingly saddened to hear about the death of Katie Meyer, a beloved, talented and respected Stanford student, athlete and Santa Clara County resident,” this message continued.

“The Medical Examiner-Coroner extends sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Katie Meyer.”


Meyer heled lead Stanford to her sport’s national title in 2019, making two critical saves during a championship game shootout.

Earlier this week, Sheriff Laura Smith released a statement that outlined a few details behind Meyer’s death and the discovery of her body.

“On 03/01/2022 at approximately 11:33am, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a dormitory on Stanford University’s Campus for a report of a death investigation,” she said.

“Upon arrival, deputies met with Stanford Department of Public Safety and the Palo Alto Fire Department, who were already on scene. The Palo Alto Fire Department advised deputies that they located one unresponsive female student inside of the dormitory.

“At approximately 10:45am, Palo Alto Fire Department pronounced the person deceased.”

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Wrote Stanford itself in a statement on March 2:

Katie was extraordinarily committed to everything and everyone in her world.

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.

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Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir also shared his condolences.

“There are no words to express the deep sadness we feel about Katie Meyer’s passing,” he said.

“Katie was an outstanding student-athlete and a beloved, passionate leader here at Stanford.

“Our entire athletics community is heartbroken and Katie will be deeply missed.”

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In total, Meyer played in 50 games across three seasons, producing 20 shutouts and winning 34 matches while only allowing 35 goals.

Stanford is offering counseling services and other types of professional assistance to students who require it in the wake of this tragedy.

Prior to enrolling at Stanford, Meyer was a 4.3 GPA student at the Conejo Valley Unified School District’s online school Century Academy.

She also played on the Newbury Park High football team, according to local newspaper The Ventura County Star.

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The NCAA mourned Meyer’s death with a Tweet that read as follows:

“We join Stanford in mourning the loss of Katie Meyer. Our condolences to her family, friends and teammates.”

U.S. Soccer also memorialized the gifted college student, writing online:

“The thoughts and hearts of the entire U.S. Soccer Federation are with the family, friends, teammates and loved ones of Katie Meyer.”


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