‘Heartbreaking’-Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, and Others React to 22-year-Old Soccer Star Katie Meyer’s Sudden Death

Published 03/03/2022, 8:15 AM EST
SAN JOSE, CA – DECEMBER 08: Goalie Katie Meyer #19 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrates with her teammates after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels during the Division I Women’s Soccer Championship held at Avaya Stadium on December 8, 2019 in San Jose, California. Stanford defeated North Carolina in a shootout. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Katie Meyer’s unexpected death has left the soccer world shaken. Meyer was just 22 years old, and her death was untimely. Katie was the senior goalkeeper for Standford Women’s Soccer Team.

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Meyer was also the team captain at the Standford Women’s Soccer Team. Katie led her team to help Stanford win its third NCAA women’s soccer championship in 2019. USWNT soccer players Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan have taken to Twitter to express their condolences.

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Star soccer players express their condolences regarding Katie Meyer’s death

Katie was majoring in International Relations at the university. Along with being a team captain and senior goalkeeper, she was also a Resident Assistant. The young soccer player was found in her room on campus. Officials haven’t yet determined the cause of her death. Senior soccer player of USWNT Alex Morgan took to Twitter to express her sadness at the player’s untimely demise.

“Incredibly saddened to hear about Katie. Thinking about all her family, friends, and teammates, right now and hoping they are getting all the love they need and deserve,” tweeted Morgan.

Retired captain Carli Lloyd too shared the post, commenting that the news was “heartbreaking.”

Australian soccer player Teagan Micah also send her condolences to Katie’s family. Katie’s death is just another reminder to keep a check on our near and dear ones.

Katie Meyer was a young player, and she had years of competing ahead of her. The cause of her death is yet to be determined by the officials. No report has come out regarding the reason for her death.

The Standford community has suffered a big loss

The Standford community has released an official statement regarding Katie Meyer’s death. In the official statement shared by the community, they described that she was a “larger than life” person.

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“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,” read the statement.

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The community had lost a very talented student. At this point, they request the public to give Katie’s family and time and space they need.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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