Stanford mourns death of goalkeeper Katie Meyer

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford goalkeeper Katie Meyer, who memorably led the Cardinal to victory in the 2019 NCAA College Cup championship game, had died. She was 22

The cause of death was not released. Stanford first announced the death of a student at one of its residence halls on Monday

On Tuesday, the university confirmed it was Meyer, a senior international relations major

Meyer stopped two penalty shots to lead Stanford to a 5-4 shootout victory over North Carolina after a scoreless draw in the 2019 championship game

The native Californian got attention for her animated celebration after the second save of the shootout before teammate Kiara Pickett drilled her attempt to hand Stanford the trophy

“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,” Stanford said in a statement.

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