The family of the 22-year-old soccer star who was found dead in her dorm room at Stanford University on Tuesday said they were “heartbroken” and not ready to ” post something big again” – GoFundMe raises $40,000 in two hours.
Katie Meyer’s sister, Sam Perez, posted on her Instagram Stories in honor of her sister, a goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team majoring in international relations and minoring in history, who was found dead in an apartment building residential the day before.
“There are no words,” Perez wrote on Instagram. ‘Thank you for all the kindness extended to my family. I’m not ready to post anything major yet. We are heartbroken and love Kat so much.
Perez also shared a link to a GoFundMe page to help pay Meyer’s memorial fees. He raised nearly $41,000 of his $60,000 goal in just two hours.
Katie Meyer’s sister, Sam Perez (pictured together) posted on her Instagram Stories in honor of her sister. “There are no words,” Perez wrote on Instagram. ‘Thank you for all the kindness extended to my family. I’m not ready to post anything major yet. We are heartbroken and love Kat so much’
Perez posted a tribute to his sister on his Instagram Stories (pictured)
She said they were honored by the “outpouring of support” and asked others to help fund Meyer’s memorial service through GoFundMe.
Meyer was , a goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team who majored in international relations and minored in history who was found dead in an apartment building the day before
Meyer’s cause of death has not been released (pictured as a child at an unknown time)
The cause of death has not been released, but police said there was no threat to anyone on campus and are not treating Meyer’s death as suspicious.
Meyer, of Newbury Park, Calif., rose to national fame in 2019 after making two critical saves to help the Cardinals win their third NCAA championship.
Her reaction to making the second stop – where she looked directly at ESPN’s camera ad mimed closing her mouth and throwing the key – went viral with 5,900 likes.
The Stanford Daily reported that students first noticed ambulances and police vehicles near Crothers Hall around 11 a.m.
Residents of the building reported seeing police officers inside, and several cars and sheriff’s officers remained parked outside the building until early afternoon.
The school has now published a list of grief resources available to students and others in the community.
He also set up an on-site counseling staff at Crothers Hall, where Meyer worked as a resident assistant, and the athletics counseling staff worked with the school’s student-athletes.
“We will mourn this loss together and be there for each other,” the school said in a statement.
Katie Meyer, 22, was found dead in her dorm at Stanford University on Tuesday morning
She has won an immense amount of awards, including ‘2018-2019 PAC12 Championship, 2019 NCAA National Championship, two College Cup appearances, 2019 College Cup All-Tournament Team, United Coaches West Region Third Team 2019, 2019, 2020-21 twice PAC12 Fall Academic Honor Roll and 2021 CoSIDA Academic All-District 8’, among others
Meyer was Stanford captain twice (pictured in December)
Stanford shared this letter on the college’s website honoring Meyer
Meyer was also a resident assistant at Crothers Hall (pictured) where she was found dead
During her four years at Stanford, Meyer twice captained the women’s soccer team and was twice on the Pacific-12 Conference Honor Roll, according to Mercury News.
Friends describe her as a “larger-than-life team player in everything she does,” Stanford announced, “choosing a major she said ‘changed my perspective on the world and the very important challenges we face. working together to overcome” to the passion she brought to the Cardinal women’s soccer program and to women’s sports in general.
In total, Mercury News reports, Meyer played in 50 games over three seasons, producing 20 shutouts and winning 34 games while allowing just 35 goals.
His goalie was one of the main reasons Stanford was able to win the national championship in 2019, when the team went undefeated with 16 starts and 11 shutouts.
She has won an immense amount of awards, including ‘2018-2019 PAC12 Championship, 2019 NCAA National Championship, two College Cup appearances, 2019 College Cup All-Tournament Team, Third Team United Coaches West Region 2019, 2019, 2020-2021 twice Fall Academic Honor Roll PAC12 and 2021 CoSIDA Academic All-District 8, among others.
Katie has also participated in national teams in Italy and the Netherlands, as well as camps around the world, according to the GoFundMe.
Tributes began pouring in for Meyer after his death was announced on Wednesday
Following news of his death, tributes began pouring in on social media.
Zoe Hasenauer, who plays soccer for Oregon State and played Real SoCal soccer club with Meyer, wrote ‘You were always such a bright light in this world’, along with a photo of them two, according to the Ventura Star County.
Former Washington State goaltender Courtney Worstell, who played against Meyer at the club, high school and college level, also wrote, “You will always be one of the best to do it.”
“I still can’t figure it out, and I don’t want to believe it.”
And in a statement posted to Twitter, the NCAA said: “We join Stanford in mourning the loss of Katie Meyer.
“Our condolences to his family, friends and teammates.”
The U.S. Soccer Federation also wrote: “The thoughts and hearts of the entire U.S. Soccer Federation go out to the family, friends, teammates and loved ones of Katie Meyer.”
Meyer leaves behind her parents and sisters, according to school officials.