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    PROMISING soccer star Katie Meyer was facing disciplinary action before her tragic suicide, according to reports. The Stanford goalkeeper, 22, was found dead on campus earlier this year. 1Katie Meyer's parents are reportedly suing Stanford following her deathCredit: Getty Meyer was pronounced deceased on March 1, 2022 with her death determined to be "self-inflicted". According to USA Today Sports, Meyer's parents have sued the university for wrongful death. At the time of her death, the soccer player was facing disciplinary action from the school after an incident involving a male player. It is alleged that Meyer spilled coffee on the fellow player in August 2021 while out riding her bike. Read More on The US SunNO IFS OR PUTTS Bale bans himself from GOLF SIMULATOR at hotel in bid to avoid back injuryFOOTBALL FOCUS Hazard dismisses Germany rainbow armband protest and says focus on football The player in question had allegedly sexually assaulted a female soccer player - a minor at the time - who played in Meyer's team. Meyer, 22, was reportedly sent communication regarding imminent disciplinary action over...
    As a goalie, Katie Meyer threw her body into over a thousand unflinching dives to make game-winning saves. She helped lead Stanford University to a 2019 NCAA championship with several late-game blocks, but before that she made numerous saves at Newbury Park High School in Ventura County. On Saturday, in the last light of the day, several hundred people gathered on the soccer field to remember Meyer, who died earlier this month. She was 22. A slide show of student athlete Katie Meyer, who died March 1, at her memorial.(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) “She was just the life of the party, but in a good way,” Eileen Belanger, Katie’s advisory teacher at Century Academy, said outside the memorial. Belanger’s voice cracked as she recalled writing a graduation speech about Meyer. “I could have gone on for hours talking about Katie,” Belanger said. “She was just so hard to sum up in one speech.” Meyer’s booming voice and strong kick on the field immediately stood out to Pepperdine University head coach Tim Ward when he first saw her. He...
    (CNN)Friends and loved ones of Stanford University star soccer player Katie Meyer, who died by suicide earlier this month, will pay their respects at a memorial service on Saturday.Meyer, who helped secure the 2019 NCAA women's soccer championship for her school, was found dead in her dorm room on March 1, the university has said. A medical examiner determined her cause of death was suicide.Meyer's parents are asking the public for their privacy to be respected ahead of the memorial service at Newbury Park High School Stadium in Newbury Park, California. "We are very grateful for the generous outpouring of support for Katie and our family and thank you all deeply. Katie was a bright light in our lives and the lives of so many. Her light will continue to shine through the changes that we intend to accomplish in her honor," Steve and Gina Meyer said in a statement to CNN. "When the time is appropriate, we will provide further information regarding the desired and necessary change to prevent this tragedy from happening to other students and their families....
    A week after Stanford soccer captain Katie Meyer died by suicide, university officials have vowed to bring on additional mental health services. The March 1 death of Meyer, 22, sent shockwaves through the community, as did the tragic deaths of three other students during the past year: Dylan Simmons, Jacob Meisel and Rose Wong. Meisel and Wong died by suicide, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. “Over the last year, the Stanford community has grieved the unimaginable loss of multiple members of our student family, and the past few weeks have been especially challenging and heartbreaking,” the university said in a statement posted to Facebook on Tuesday. California Katie Meyer, champion Stanford soccer player, found dead on campus Meyer, 22, was a senior majoring in international relations and was team captain and goalkeeper on the Stanford women’s soccer team. In response, the university said it has begun recruiting for additional clinical counseling and therapy positions. And officials said the student affairs office plans to tap experts to brainstorm measures beyond clinical support. Over the...
    In an emotional interview, the parents of Stanford soccer captain Katie Meyer, who died by suicide this week, said that potential disciplinary action from the university might have “triggered something.” On the “Today” show on Friday, Meyer’s mother, Gina, called the last couple of days “a parent’s worst nightmare.” “And you don’t wake up from it,” said Gina, who wore her daughter’s red sweatshirt. Katie Meyer, a senior majoring in international relations, was found dead in an on-campus residence on Tuesday night, university officials said. Late Thursday, the Santa Clara County medical examiner-coroner’s office said the 22-year-old’s death was determined to be self-inflicted and there was no indication of foul play. California Katie Meyer, champion Stanford soccer player, found dead on campus Meyer, 22, was a senior majoring in international relations and was team captain and goalkeeper on the Stanford women’s soccer team. In the interview, Gina Meyer said they’d spoken to their daughter just hours before her death and that she was happy and “in great spirits.” But her parents said they believed she may...
    STANFORD, Calif. (KABC) -- Stanford University star soccer player Katie Meyer died by suicide, her mother told NBC's "Today" show during an emotional interview Friday.Meyer, a senior who helped secure the 2019 NCAA championship title for the Cardinal, was found dead in her dorm room on Tuesday, according to the university."The last couple of days are like a parent's worst nightmare and you don't wake up from it, so it's just horrific," Gina Meyer, Katie's mother, said in the taped interview. The Meyers told NBC they spoke to their daughter just hours before she died."She was excited and she had a lot on her plate, and she had a lot going on, but she was happy. She was in great spirits," Gina Meyer said."She was the usual jovial Katie," added Katie's father, Steve Meyer.Gina Meyer acknowledged that the pressure to be perfect and "the best" could induce anxiety. But "the only thing we can come up with that triggered something," she said, was some form of disciplinary action at school. Katie recently had defended a teammate on campus over an...
    For many on campus, Katie Meyer was “the face of Stanford athletics.” Strong, outgoing, brash – a confidence that made her a role model, and makes her suicide this week all the more difficult to comprehend. Her parents, Gina and Steven Meyer from Ventura County, are equally bewildered. They had spoken to their 22-year-old daughter hours before she was found dead Tuesday in her dorm room. “There is anxiety and there is stress to be perfect, to be the best, to be number one,” her mother, Gina Meyer told The Today Show on Friday. “She had a lot on her plate, she had a lot going on, but she was happy. She was in great spirits.” Now, she said, “we are just struggling to know what happened and why it happened.” Meyer’s death marks the fourth known suicide of a Stanford student in the past 13 months, leading to calls for more readily-available mental health services and campus-wide reflection on the cultural pressures at one of the nation’s leading universities. Her parents said Friday they wonder if an impending university...
    PARENTS of Katie Meyer, opened up about the tragedy of their daughter's death. Stanford University soccer star, 22, was found dead from suicide on campus. 2Steven and Gina Meyer, parents of late soccer star, Katie Meyer Who are Katie Meyer's parents? Katie Meyer was the daughter, and middle child, of Steven and Gina. The Meyer family are very private, so not much is known about their personal lives. According to Gossip Next Door, Steven, 55, is reported to be a writer, while Gina's, 52, occupation remains unknown. It is known, however, that Katie has two sisters - Samantha, 24, and Siena, 15. “There are no words,” Samantha, posted on Instagram, Wednesday, March 2nd. “Thank you for all the kindness extended to my family. I’m not ready to post anything big yet. We are broken hearted and love Kat so much.” Most read in Soccer'EXCEEDINGLY SADDENED' Stanford University soccer player's tragic cause of death revealed'UNIMAGINABLE LOSS' Soccer star vowed 'no more secrets' in talkshow launch before her death'LARGER-THAN-LIFE' Soccer player, 22, found dead on campus after leading championship runBIG...
    The parents of Stanford soccer team captain Katie Meyer told NBC that they think their daughter took her own life over possible disciplinary measures the college was taking against her. Steve and Gina Meyer told NBC News that the only thing they can think of that would have spurred their daughter to such dire actions is that she had received a stream of official letters from the university threatening her with punishment over an incident earlier in the school year. “This is the only thing that we can come up with that triggered something,” Gina Meyer said, adding, “There is anxiety, and there is stress to be perfect, to be the best, to be No. 1.” “Katie, being Katie, was defending a teammate on campus over an incident and the repercussions of her defending that teammate (were possibly resulting in disciplinary action),” Steven Meyer told NBC’s TODAY on Friday. The parents of Stanford University soccer star Katie Meyer are speaking out about her death by suicide with the hopes of helping other families. @stephgosk reports. https://t.co/hXTTpM7RWS pic.twitter.com/sPJReGPSD3 — TODAY (@TODAYshow)...
    Stanford University’s championship-winning soccer goalie Katie Meyer, who was found dead in her on-campus dorm room Tuesday, died by suicide, according to authorities. Meyer, 22, a captain for the Cardinal women’s soccer team, was the starting goalkeeper for the national championship game for Stanford in 2019, helping the Cardinal beat North Carolina in its third NCAA women’s soccer title. Meyer’s death was confirmed as “self-inflicted” on Friday by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office. “She died by suicide,” Meyer’s mother Gina told NBC News’ TODAY, also on Friday. “The last couple days are like a parent’s worst nightmare and you don’t wake up from it. So it’s just horrific.” The parents of Stanford University soccer star Katie Meyer are speaking out about her death by suicide with the hopes of helping other families. @stephgosk reports. https://t.co/hXTTpM7RWS pic.twitter.com/sPJReGPSD3 — TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 4, 2022 Gina and Steve Meyer said they last spoke to their daughter a few hours before her death and believe Meyer got an email from the university about potential disciplinary action. “Katie, being Katie, was defending...
    (CNN)Stanford University star soccer player Katie Meyer died by suicide, her mother told NBC's "Today" show during an emotional interview Friday. Meyer, a senior who helped secure the 2019 NCAA championship title for the Cardinal, was found dead in her dorm room on Tuesday, according to the university. "The last couple of days are like a parent's worst nightmare and you don't wake up from it, so it's just horrific," Gina Meyer, Stephanie's mother, said in the taped interview.Read More "She was excited and she had a lot on her plate, and she had a lot going on, but she was happy. She was in great spirits," Gina Meyer said."She was the usual jovial Katie," added Stephanie's father, Steve Meyer. "We're struggling right now, struggling to know, you know, what happened and why it happened. You know, we're just, like, heartbroken. We're so heartbroken," Gina Meyer said, her voice cracking with emotion.'She wore her daughter's red sweatshirt to the interview because "every mom is gonna understand it, but when you smell it, it smells like her. Smells like Katie. You...
    POLICE have now launched an investigation into the sudden death of Stanford University soccer star Katie Meyer but say there were "no signs of foul play," The Sun can confirm. The popular goalkeeper and team captain, 22, reportedly died "unexpectedly" in her on-campus residence on Tuesday. A cause of death is yet to be confirmed. 5Cops are investigating Meyer's sudden death after she was found in her dormCredit: Getty 5Meyer died on Tuesday, and Stanford University confirmed her name a day laterCredit: Instagram / Katie Meyer In a statement on Thursday, which did not name Meyer, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office confirmed on March 1 at around 11.33 am, officers responded to a dormitory on Stanford University's Campus for a report of a death investigation. "Upon arrival, deputies met with Stanford Department of Public Safety and the Palo Alto Fire Department, who were already on scene," they said. "The Palo Alto Fire Department advised deputies that they located one unresponsive female student inside of the dormitory." At around 10.45 am, the fire department pronounced the woman dead. The...
    POLICE have now launched an investigation into the sudden death of Standford University soccer star Katie Meyer but say there were "no signs of foul play," The Sun can confirm. The popular goalkeeper and team captain, 22, reportedly died "unexpectedly" in her on-campus residence on Tuesday. A cause of death is yet to be confirmed. 5Cops are investigating Meyer's sudden death after she was found in her dormCredit: Getty 5Meyer died on Tuesday, and Standford University confirmed her name a day laterCredit: Instagram / Katie Meyer In a statement on Thursday, which did not name Meyer, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office confirmed on March 1 at approximately 11:33am, officers responded to a dormitory on Stanford University's Campus for a report of a death investigation. "Upon arrival, deputies met with Stanford Department of Public Safety and the Palo Alto Fire Department, who were already on scene," they said. "The Palo Alto Fire Department advised deputies that they located one unresponsive female student inside of the dormitory." At around 10.45am, the fire department pronounced the woman dead. The statement concluded:...
    A SECOND college athlete has been found dead after Stanford women's soccer star Katie Meyer's death on campus. Tributes were paid to Azusa Pacific University swimmer Sydney Benveniste on Wednesday. 3Tributes were paid to Azusa Pacific University swimmer Sydney Benveniste on WednesdayCredit: Azusa Pacific University 3Stanford women's soccer star Katie Meyer's died on campusCredit: Getty The circumstances surrounding her death are unclear but director of Athletics Gary Pine issued a statement confirming the news. It read: "On behalf of Azusa Pacific University, the athletics department, and swim & dive program, our thoughts and prayers are with the Benveniste family following the tragic death of their daughter Sydney." Sydney's online profile lists her as a sophomore who hailed from Redlands in California and specialized in freestyle. GOALKEEPER'S DEATH Reports of Sydney's death came in the same week goalkeeper Meyer's body was found on campus at Stanford university. Stanford University announced the team captain's unexpected death on Tuesday in a statement to the campus community. She was 22. “Katie was extraordinarily committed to everything and everyone in her...
    STANFORD (CBS SF) — A Stanford University student found dead on campus has been identified as Katie Meyer, the star goalkeeper for the 2019 Cardinal women’s national champion soccer team. While not disclosing any details surrounding Meyer’s death, the university officials said the campus was in a state of mourning and that grief counselors were available. READ MORE: Early Morning Quake Near The Geysers Jolts Wine County“It is with great sadness that we report that Katie Meyer, a senior majoring in International Relations and minoring in History, a Resident Assistant, and a team captain and goalkeeper on the Stanford Women’s Soccer Team, has passed away,” university officials said in a news release. “Please join us in offering our deepest condolences to her parents and sisters. We would also like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Katie’s friends, hallmates, classmates, teammates, faculty and coaches.” “Katie was extraordinarily committed to everything and everyone in her world,” the statement continued. “Her friends describe her as a larger-than-life team player in all her pursuits.” The 22-year-old grew up in Burbank and excelled at soccer...
    STANFORD goalkeeper Katie Meyer hit back at cruel trolls who targeted her online after she saved a penalty. The 22-year-old made two saves in the shootout as the Stanford Cardinals defeated North Carolina in 2019 to win the NCAA women's soccer title. 4Katie Meyer was trolled after saving a penalty during the Stanford Cardinals match against North Carolina in 2019Credit: Getty 4Friends paid tribute to Meyer after she was found deadCredit: Instagram / Katie Meyer After making the second save, Meyer pointed to the crest on her jersey and the word Stanford that was emblazoned on the front. The soccer star, of Burbank, California, looked directly at the camera and gestured as if she was shutting her mouth and throwing away the key. The ESPN clip went viral and the goalkeeper tweeted: “Some tough replies under this one but if you told me my 9-year-old gk self that ESPNFC would show a SAVE SHE MADE? "I think she’d find a way to get over a few mean comments. Girl power forever.” Trolls hit out at the goalie as they...
    KATIE Meyer shared heartwarming photos with her father on social media in the weeks before her mysterious death. The photos were shared to promote the 22-year-old’s project Be The Mentality, a weekly talk show where Meyer had conversations with different people. 4Katie Meyer shared heartwarming photos with her father, Steven, before her shocking passingCredit: TikTok/kdmeyer19 4The photos were shared in promotion for Meyer's new project, a talk show called Be The MentalityCredit: TikTok/kdmeyer19 The talk show’s first and only episode was titled Girl Dad and featured a conversation between Meyer and her father, Steven. It aired live on February 13. Meyer shared the name of the episode in a tweet with three photos of her and her father over the years, including one of a young Meyer holding a soccer ball with Steven. The Stanford women’s soccer player shared another photo with her father on an Instagram account for Be The Mentality.  “Herreeeeee weeee goooooo!!!” read the caption, along with a photo of the father and daughter with the family dog. Again, Meyer mentioned the first episode of the talk...
    WEEKS before her shocking death, soccer star Katie Meyer had revealed a secret she had been keeping for over two years. On February 9, the 22-year-old announced that she would be starting a weekly talk show called Be The Mentality, a project that she had kept under wraps for a long time. 4Soccer star Katie Meyer had revealed a two-year-long secret in the weeks before her deathCredit: Instagram/@katiemeyerrr 4The 22-year-old had started a talk show called Be The Mentality, where she hoped to have meaningful conversations with peopleCredit: Getty “NO MORE SECRETS!” read the post accompanied by a picture of Meyer. “I’ve been sitting with this account for over two years waiting for the right time to start doing what I wanted: sharing some of the meaningful people, conversations and challenges with anyone who will listen. “THE TALKSHOW IS HAPPENING” The post was shared on an Instagram account for the talk show, which currently has four posts. The first episode dropped on February 13, where Meyer spoke with her father Steve. Meyer also shared the news of the show on...
    A 22-year-old star soccer player was found dead in her dorm room at Stanford University on Tuesday. School officials confirmed on Wednesday that Katie Meyer, a goalkeeper for the women's soccer team who majored in international relations and minored in history, was the student who was found dead in a residential building the day before. A cause of death has not been released, but police said there was no threat to anyone else on campus and are not treating Meyer's death as suspicious.    Meyer, of Newbury Park, California, earned national fame in 2019 after she made two critical saves to help the Cardinals win its third NCAA championship.  Her reaction to making the second save - where she looked directly into ESPN's camera ad pantomimed locking her mouth shut and throwing away the key went viral with 5,900 likes.   The Stanford Daily reported that students first noticed ambulances and police vehicles near Crothers Hall at around 11am. Residents of the building reported seeing police officers inside, and multiple sheriff cars and officers remained stationed outside the building through early afternoon. The school...
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