Stanford women’s soccer star, Katie Meyer has been found dead on the California university’s campus at the age of 22.
Meyer, the goalkeeper, and captain of her team died at an on-campus residence hall but the cause of death remains unclear.
The senior athlete studied international relations and history and helped Stanford win the national championship in 2020.
‘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.
‘There are no words to express the deep sadness we feel about Katie Meyer’s passing,’ Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir said in a statement.
‘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.’